“Remember Everything” ( English Total Recall ) - a fantastic action movie of 1990 directed by Paul Verhoeven with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role. The film is based on the story of Philip Dick, " We Can Remember You All " ( Eng. We Can Remember It for You Wholesale , 1966). The film was nominated for an Academy Award for best sound and best editing sound effects, but took the special Oscar for visual effects.
|Genre||fantastic action movie |
|Producer||Ronald schusett |
Andrew J. Vine
Philip C. Dick
|In the main|
|Arnold Schwarzenegger |
|Film company||Carolco pictures|
|Budget||$ 65 million|
|Fees||$ 261,299,840 |
2084 year. Builder Douglas Quaid ( Arnold Schwarzenegger ) regularly dreams in which he is on Mars , accompanied by a cute brunette. Having seen an advertisement for Rekall, which promises to have a wonderful vacation by implanting memories, Douglas decides to make such a “journey”. Despite the warnings of his colleague Harry that if something goes wrong, this venture threatens with a lobotomy , the protagonist goes to the Rekoll office. After choosing the unusual option of "travel" - a mission to Mars as a secret agent, a memory transplant begins.
Suddenly, Quaid experiences a fit of anger, screaming about people who are trying to kill him, trying to break free. It turns out that the operation affected an area of memory that was previously erased. Having erased all the memories of visiting the Rekoll company ( Eng. Recall - memory ), Douglas is unconsciously sent home by taxi. On the way home, Harry and several other people suddenly attack him; Douglas’s home is also being tried by his own wife ( Sharon Stone ). Quaid is hiding. A stranger calls him, and introducing himself as an old friend, passes a briefcase with money, weapons and fake documents. Among other things, Quaid discovers a video that helps him understand what happened - Douglas’s past is really connected to Mars, where he was a secret agent. Pursued by the people of Richter ( Michael Ironside ), one of the assistants to the administrator of Mars Vilos Kochaagen ( Ronnie Cox ), Quaid goes to Mars.
Arriving on Mars, Quaid discovers that Cohaagen owns a monopoly on air and that a significant part of the population of Mars has mutated as a result of the lack of quality air and proper protection from cosmic radiation. Meeting his ex-girlfriend Melina ( Rachel Tikotin ) and finding out his real name - Karl Hauser, the protagonist joins the underground resistance.
Melina and Quaid find the leader of the resistance, Kuato (a small mutant medium, fused with the body of another person, and therefore almost invisible), with the help of extrasensory abilities of which Quaid recalls the mysterious alien mechanism (reactor) installed in the caves of Mars and turned off millions of years ago. Quaid saw this reactor when he was still working for Cohaagen, before erasing his memory. Suddenly appearing militants of Kochaagen kill Kuato, and Kochaagen announces to Quaid that all the events that happened, including the fictional family and Hauser's biography, were planned in advance. According to Cohaagen, Hauser, from the very beginning a loyal Martian administration and friend of Cohaagen, agreed to erase his memory in order to gain confidence in Cuato. Now, after defeating the resistance, they want to re-implant the Quaidu old consciousness. However, Hauser-Quaid and Melina manage to escape from Cohaagen, fight to break through to the alien mechanism, which turns out to be a breathable atmosphere generator and start it. The atmosphere of Mars is restored, the inhabitants of the planet can now live and breathe without protective domes.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger - Douglas “Doug” Quaid / Karl Hauser
- Rachel Ticotin - Melina
- Ronnie Cox - Vilas Cohaagen
- Michael Ironside - Richter
- Sharon Stone - Laurie Quaid
- Marshall Bell - George / Cuato
- Mel Johnson Jr. - Benny
- Roy Broxmith - Dr. Edgemar
- Ray Baker - Bob McClain
- Michael Champion - Helm
- Rosemary Dansmore - Dr. Renata Lull
- Robert Constance - Harry, a fictional friend of Douglas
- Lucia Nuff - Mary, Three Breasted Woman
- Dean Norris - Tony
- David Knell - Ernie
Production and Distribution
On the set of “Remember Everything,” Arnold came up to me and said: “I will not be offended if you are strict with me.” I nodded and said: "Arnold, turn around, I need another angle." But very soon I already said: "Arnold, you look like an asshole." And he agreed: “I see. Is it better? ”
- Paul Verhoeven  .
The original script for the film was written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Schusett , screenwriters of the film Alien , who acquired the rights to the work “ We Will Remember You All ” by Philip Dick during his lifetime. After writing the script, the duo ended up in “project hell” , offering their work to various studios in search of investors.
In the mid-1980s, the project was undertaken by producer Dino De Laurentis , proposing Richard Dreyfus for the lead role  . The star of the film "Dirty Dancing" Patrick Swayze also auditioned for the main role in the film  . David Cronenberg was invited to the place of the director of the film, who saw the role of the protagonist William Hurt  . Describing the work on the picture, Cronenberg described the discrepancies with Schusett: “I worked on this for a year and made about twelve shooting options. As a result, we reached the moment when Schusett said: “Do you know what you did? You made a version of Philip Dick, ”to which I replied:“ Isn't that what we needed to do? ”“ No, we need the theme “Finding the Lost Ark” on Mars, ”said Schusett. But when information came about the training camp of the film “ Dune ”, Dino De Laurentis lost interest in the project ”  .
The crisis of the company Dino De Laurentis provided a chance to intervene Arnold Schwarzenegger , who wanted to play a major role in the film. He persuaded Carolco to buy the rights to the film and bargained for a fee of $ 10-11 million + 15% of the box office   . After the negotiations, Schwarzenegger invited Paul Verhoeven as the director of the film, whose 1987 Robocop painting he really liked, so much so that he even considered it as a model for filming a new film.
Awards and nominations
|Oscar ( 1991 )|
|Nelson Stoll, Michael J. Kohut, Carlos Delarios, Aaron Rochin||Nomination|
|Stephen Hunter Flick||Nomination|
|Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin , Tim McGovern, Alex Funke||Reward|
|BAFTA ( 1991 )|
|the whole team of special effects producers||Nomination|
|Saturn ( 1991 )|
|Ronald Schusett , Dan O`Bannon and Gary Goldman||Nomination|
|Erica Edell Phillips||Reward|
|Thomas L. Fisher, Eric Brevig, Rob Bottin|
(Dream Quest Images, ILM , Stetson Visual Services Inc.)
|Rob Bottin , Jeff Dawn, Craig Berkeley and Robin Weiss||Nomination|
|Paul Verhoeven , Ronald Schusett, Dan O`Bannon ,|
Gary Goldman , John Powville , Philip Dick
- Carl Hauser (Carl Hauser) - an allusion to Caspar Hauser  .
- The World of Fantasy magazine put George and Cuato in 6th place on the list of "10 most-fantastic sci-fi twins," adding that they are one of the most striking characters in the film  .
- During the filming, Sharon Stone complained to Paul Verhoeven that she was not sure whether her character was the imagination of Doug Quaid, or if her character was actually married to Doug  .
- In 1990, Acclaim released the eponymous NES game for the movie.
- A robotic taxi driver picking up Hauser is whistling the national anthem of Norway .
July 29, 2010, Sony Pictures announced the creation of a remake of " Remember Everything ." Filming began in March 2011 in Canada. The film was directed by Len Wiseman . The main role was approved by Colin Farrell  . Wiseman's film was released in August 2012 and collected generally negative reviews from critics. In North America, he was not very successful at the box office ($ 58 million), but in the rest of the world he was better ($ 139 million), collecting a total of almost 200 million with a budget of 125 million.
- Recall Everything (2012 film)
- Chaser: Remember All ( Game )
- Recall all 2070
- Total Recall (1990) - Box Office Mojo
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- Sony Pictures begins shooting a remake of “Remember Everything”
- Recall Everything on the Internet Movie Database
- Awards and nominations on the IMDb website
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- Movie diary