Total Recall (1990)

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Quaid is a happily married construction worker in the year 2084, who is haunted by a recurring dream of a previous Martian existence. He contacts a mental implant company to have the memory of a Martian vacation trip as a secret agent injected into his subconscious. Unknown to the doctors, it appears that he has had a part of his memory already tampered with to erase his true identity as a rebel intelligence agent from Mars. Is his life now the reality or the fantasy?

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