Total Recall Movie Quotes

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"Total Recall" movie quotes follow the action in the 2012 remake of the mind-bending thriller. Buckle in for a journey filled with twists and turns as Doug (Colin Farrell) tries to navigate between the world he knew and his new reality, all while being chased in a futuristic setting, that may or may not be a figment of his imagination.

Similar to the 1990 version of "Total Recall" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, the film centers around the a lowly and distraught man, Doug, who in search of a better life visits Rekall, a company that specializes in implanting pleasant memories in customers. But when Doug goes in for the treatment, he soon finds himself in an alternate reality where he might just be a spy. Everything he once knew is gone, including wife Lori (Kate Beckinsale), who is now trying to kill him.

The action-packed thriller directed by Len Wiseman boasts a star-studded cast including Jessica Biel as Melina, Bryan Cranston as antagonist Chancellor Vilos Cohaagen and John Cho as Rekall representative Bob McClane, not to mention a cameo from Ethan Hawke and a woman with three breasts.

"Total Recall" joins the summer 2012 movie season which is already one of the best recently with blockbusters like "Ted," "Celeste and Jesse Forever," "Madea's Witness Protection," "Magic Mike,", "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises."
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    Who Gets Everything They Fantasize About?

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    Doug: "Are you actually happy with how your life's turned out?"
    Lori: "I know this isn't what we had in mind when we were younger but who gets everything they fantasize about, right?"

    Bored and slightly disappointed with his life as a factory worker, Doug begins to question his existence in a conversation with wife Lori. It's this complacency that eventually leads him to Rekall, but what he receives is much more than he bargained for.
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    It's All a Lie

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    Doug: (to himself on video) "This is going to be hard for you to believe. Whatever you think you remember... is not real. This person you think you are now, it's all a lie."

    When Doug first learns that the reality he's experiencing may not be reality, it's actually himself that breaks the news. Doug, on video, tells the Doug in the strange setting, to question his surroundings as what appears to be the truth is far from it.
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    Who The Hell Is This Guy?

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    Cohaagen: "He made you look like a fool."
    Lori: "He'd had major tactical training, sir. I wasn't made aware of that."
    Cohaagen: "How the hell did he get activated?"
    Lori: "An agent in place told me he'd gone to Rekall. I sent a team in but his memory implant had been blown before they could get to him. He's clearly regaining some memory fragments. I'm 15 minutes behind him."
    Cohaagen: "No lethal force, I want him alive. Do you understand?"
    Lori: "Who the hell is this guy, sir?"
    Cohaagen: "Take me off display."
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    Your Memory Was Erased

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    Doug: "Why are you trying to kill me?"
    Lori: "Your memory was erased. Your mind was implanted with a life you think you've lived. Oh, by the way, you haven't even begun to see me trying to kill you."

    Still trying to make sense of everything, one part of what's going on that Doug does know is that the woman he previously knew as his wife, Lori, is now trying to hunt him down and murder him.
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    They Mess With Your Mind

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    Doug: "Hey, what do you know about this Rekall place?"
    Harry: "Stay away from them. They mess with your mind, man."

    Indeed that's exactly what Rekall specializes in. The company advertises that it can give anyone the life they want by implanting artificial memories into customers, all for a fee. Doug however does not heed the advice of his friend Harry and is in for one wicked experience.
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    Tell Us Your Fantasy

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    McClane: "Tell us your fantasy. We'll give you the memory. You want to be a crime fighter? Or a world-class athlete? Or a secret agent? Yeah, happy trails, man."

    As McClane points out, typically at Rekall they specialize on making dreams come true by implanting desired memories into customers. Too bad for Doug that his visit to Rekall goes horribly wrong and a very bizarre memory is implanted. Or does he actually return to reality after the procedure?
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    You're Going to Wish You Had Three Hands

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    Seductive Woman: "You seem like you're looking for something. Is it this? You're going to wish you had three hands."
    Doug: "I'm looking for Rekall."

    Simply describing this woman as seductive is like saying a pizza is simply bread, missing out on what's really special, the delicious toppings. See this seductive woman, portrayed by an uncredited Kaitlyn Leeb, isn't just any attractive woman, she has no less than three breasts. Yes, three.
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    We're Separated

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    Melina: "Get in. I've been looking for you everywhere."
    Doug: "That's my wife."
    Melina: "You're married?"
    Doug: "I think it's safe to say we're separated."

    Shell-shocked and alone in this new reality, Doug meets Melina, an attractive young woman who helps him fend off the attacks from those trying to kill him, including his wife, Lori. But in a world with such uncertainty, Doug soon questions if he should trust Melina or not.
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