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'Total Recall' Vs. 'Total Recall': Is The 1990 Film Better Than The 2012 Film?

08/02/2012 07:40 am ET | Updated Oct 02, 2012

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This Friday, "Total Recall," a movie about a man named Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell) who learns that he's a spy (or is he?) while undergoing a memory implant procedure, will be released into theaters. Which harkens back to a movie from 1990 -- also called "Total Recall" -- in which a man named Doug Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) learns that he's a spy (or is he?) while undergoing a memory implant procedure. Here, we compare the Schwarzenegger sorta-classic to the new, revamped version that you probably won't see. (Spoilers ahead, if you care.)

Mike Ryan is senior entertainment writer for The Huffington Post. He watched two Total Recall movies on Wednesday. You can contact him directly on Twitter.

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