- Paul Verhoeven
- 108 mins
- 18More info: UK: Suitable only for persons of 18 years and over
A construction worker pays to have fake memories of a dream holiday implanted into his brain, but discovers his mind has already been tampered with - apparently to erase his true identity as a secret agent from a colony on Mars. He journeys to the planet in search of the truth, but is drawn into a conflict between the tyrannical ruler and a rebel faction. Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin and Michael Ironside.
Arnold Schwarzenegger stars here as the construction worker on a futuristic Earth who is drawn into a conspiracy on the planet Mars when a virtual-reality holiday awakens long-dormant memories. Armed with a smart script based on a short story by Philip K Dick, director Paul Verhoeven cuts loose with a gloriously over-the-top mix of black humour, ultra-violence and spectacular special effects. Ronny Cox, fresh from his bad-guy role in Verhoeven's RoboCop, delivers another villainous performance, and is ably assisted by Michael Ironside. However, the real find turned out to be Sharon Stone; she had been on the fringes of Hollywood for some time, but it was her performance here as Arnie's duplicitous spouse that led to her star-making role in Verhoeven's next movie, Basic Instinct.
How to Watch
- Theatrical distributor
- Studio Canal
- Released on
- Violence, swearing, sex scenes, nudity.
- Available on
- video, DVD and Blu-ray
|Douglas Quaid||Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|Lori Quaid||Sharon Stone|
|George / Kuato||Marshall Bell|
|Benny||Mel Johnson Jr|
|Dr Edgemar||Roy Brocksmith|
|Dr Lull||Rosemary Dunsmore|