Total Recall

Culver City, CA: TriStar Pictures, 1987. Draft script for the 1990 film. Copy belonging to an unknown crew member, with their highlighted annotations throughout, marking scenes involving "The Sphinx," a Martian mechanism that appeared in early versions of the script, but was not included in the final film.

Based on the 1966 short story "We Can Remember it for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick. A wild and violent ride, in the spirit of Paul Verhoeven's earlier release "Robocop" (1987), about a 21st-century construction worker who discovers that he is a secret agent with a memory chip implanted in his brain by the government. Nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Sound, Best Effects), and winner of the Academy's Special Achievement Award for visual effects.

Blue untitled wrappers. Title page present, dated March, 1987, with credits for screenwriters Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, and Steven Pressfield, and story credits to Philip K. Dick. 108 leaves, with last page of text numbered 104. Xerographic duplication, rectos only. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound internally with three gold brads.

Spicer US.


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