Total Recall Movie

What Is Real?

Total Recall movie poster

Who's Involved:

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

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

Thirteen Lives, The Batman  

... Melina

I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, Next  

... Villain

Power Rangers, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted  

... Lori

Prisoner's Daughter, Underworld: Blood Wars  

... Cameo

The Black Phone, Raymond and Ray  

... McClane

Untitled Star Trek Sequel , Identity Thief  

... Marek

San Andreas 3D, The Wolverine  

... Quatto
(In Talks)

Arthur Christmas, Living  

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

    Shooting begins May 30, 2011 in Toronto

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

    Aiming for a March 2011 start

  5. February 2009: The film was in Development status.

Total Recall Release Date: When was the film released?

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

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

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