He is the world's greatest bodybuilder, hollywood blockbuster action hero, former govenro of California. Arnold Schwarzenegger's stratospheric rise is built on a lifetime of work, resilient problem solving, open minded curiosity and a committment to giving back. To celebrate the publication of his new book Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life Arnold Schwarzenegger comes to London for two live events.
On this occassion our CineClub would like to take a deeper look at the films which made Schwarzenegger a household name.
The second film in our mini season is the action block-buster Total Recall. The American dystopian science fiction film directed by Paul Verhoeven stared Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox. The film tells the story of construction worker Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger) who discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he’s off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.
USA, 1990, 113min, English, directed by Paul Verhoeven