Total Recall Movie

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Who's Involved:

Colin Farrell, Ethan Hawke, Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Neal H. Moritz, James Vanderbilt, Len Wiseman, Mark Bomback, Kurt Wimmer, Will Yun Lee, Sam Dickerman, John Cho, Toby Jaffee

Release Date:

Friday, August 3, 2012 Nationwide

intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language
Runtime: 2 hrs, 1 m
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

Welcome to Rekall Inc., the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell), even though he's got a beautiful wife (Kate Beckinsale) who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life - real memories of life as a super-spy might be just what he needs. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. Finding himself on the run from the police – controlled by Chancellor Cohaagen (Bryan Cranston), the leader of the free world – Quaid teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica Biel) to find the head of the underground resistance (Bill Nighy) and stop Cohaagen. The line between fantasy and reality gets blurred and the fate of his world hangs in the balance as Quaid discovers his true identity, his true love, and his true fate.

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Who stars in Total Recall: Cast List

... Douglas Quaid

The Banshees of Inisherin, The Batman  

... Melina

Route 66, Powder Blue  

... Villain

Asteroid City, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted  

... Lori

Contraband, The Gentlemen  

... Cameo

The Black Phone, The Northman  

... McClane

They Listen, The Grudge  

... Marek

Wish Dragon, San Andreas 3D  

... Quatto
(In Talks)

Living, Role Play  

Who's making Total Recall: Crew List

A look at the Total Recall behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Len Wiseman last directed Live Free or Die Hard and Underworld: Evolution. The film's writer Kurt Wimmer last wrote Spell and Point Break.


Len Wiseman


Toby Jaffee
Neal H. Moritz

Production: What we know about Total Recall?

Key Facts

  1. Inspired by the Philip K. Dick story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale."

Filming Timeline

  1. 2012 - July: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2012 - January: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2011 - May: The film was set to Production  status.

    Shooting begins May 30, 2011 in Toronto

  4. 2010 - October: The film was set to Pre-Production  status.

    Aiming for a March 2011 start

  5. 2009 - February: The film was set to Development  status.

Total Recall Release Date: When was the film released?

Total Recall was a Nationwide release in 2012 on Friday, August 3, 2012. There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, Assassin's Bullet and 360.

Total Recall DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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Total Recall was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 .

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