Total Recall

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Construction worker Douglas Quaid 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.
This movie contains 40 potentially triggering events.
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Does the dog die?
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A tank of goldfish is kicked over and the man leaves them to die on the floor.
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Is an animal sad?
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Mal_eficent
Not explicitly, but there is violence against animals.
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Is there misophonia?
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Misiek1997
There are several scenes with a female mutant escort showing her three breasts.
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Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
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Abandonment
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
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Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
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Is someone stalked?
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MalvolioSF
The wife viciously attacks the husband, slashing him with a knife, kicking him in the stomach and groin, and eventually siccing a team of mooks on him.
When he finally has her at gun-point, she wheedles, “But honey, we’re married.”
He blows her brains out and tells the corpse, “Consider this a divorce.”
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Misiek1997
SPOILER:


One of mutants, who are second class citizens on Mars, turns out to be a gleeful supporter of the force that oppresses the mutants.
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MalvolioSF
Yes — although it may be the audience. Either an evil corporation is making a construction worker believe that he is really an interplanetary spy — or an evil government agency is making an interplanetary spy believe that he is really a construction worker. Different viewers will come to different conclusions about which is supposed to be true.
At one point, the baffled hero exclaims, “If I am not me, then who the hell am I?”
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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BrittanyH
In addition to the rat who is shot, an aquarium with goldfish in it is kicked over and the goldfish do not survive
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Meowmeowiemeow
Yes, lots of goldfish
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there alligators/crocodiles??
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Are there snakes?
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Are there sharks?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone drugged?
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Mal_eficent
The main character is drugged a couple times by a doctor.
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is someone held under water?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone beaten up by a bully?
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Is someone restrained?
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Nuisance
Technically - maybe offscreen? Quaid has an ongoing sexual relationship with the woman he falsely believes is his wife, although it's possible he consented to this prior to having his memories rewritten.
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Bodily Harm
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BrittanyH
A knife is used as a weapon and cuts the main character twice
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CharlieCharlie
A group of people has their oxygen supply cut off, they're shown laying on the ground but nobody dies as a result.

Several characters are exposed to the vacuum of space and graphically struggle and make noise.
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Is there cannibalism?
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Is someone choked?
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Misiek1997
The scene right before the ending has three people suffocating. It's a VERY gruesome scene.
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theamythatrules
It's a mechanical man, but a Johnnycab crashes and is shown burning while saying "We hope you enjoyed the ride!" It's not graphic and the Johnnycab is not in pain. It's meant to be dark comedy.
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there body horror?
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SO. MUCH. BODY. HORROR!
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Is there amputation?
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MalvolioSF
There is a particularly graphic amputation where the villain’s main henchman loses both arms in an elevator accident.

There are also many birth-defects depicts, involving missing or superfluous extremities.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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DavidNelsenEpstein
The climax of the film, The main character's eyes bulge and tongue protrudes due to lack of oxygen.
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dirtprince
we see a character with a bloody mouth
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Does someone become unconscious?
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BrittanyH
There are sounds of bones breaking in some fight scenes
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FluffBucket
Part of a robotic disguise/ facial prosthetic malfunctions, and the wearer can be seen screaming and having facial spasms, similar to a grand mal siezure.

There is a second scene where a character is strapped into a machine and starts having bodily convulsions
Last edit: a third scene near the end where multiple characters convulse in a low oxygen atmosphere.
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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MalvolioSF
Not deliberate torture, but the protagonist suffers a violent seizure while strapped to chair
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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Nuisance
Richter also falls to an offscreen death from the elevator near the movie climax (although he likely would have died anyways from his injuries).
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is someone stabbed?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does a major character die?
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Mal_eficent
Some fish die.
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
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Family
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MalvolioSF
The protagonist is several times physically seized by groups of bad guys and dragged to another room, but always manages to free himself.
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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MalvolioSF
A weird villainous example: the wife of one of the bad guys is required to pose as the wife of the amnesiac hero. There is much discussion of whether she prefers sex with her pretend-husband (Arnold Schwarzenegger at his physical prime) over her real husband (Michael Ironsides).
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Misiek1997
A wife of one of villains is killed. It's shown that it's emotional for him.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Nuisance
Not exactly, but it could be argued that the protagonist is himself possessing another character.
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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Is someone eaten?
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Does someone spit?
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BrittanyH
A main character spits on a villain when justifiably provoked
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Is there audio gore?
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Is there farting?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
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Is there bisexual cheating?
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Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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MalvolioSF
Several injections are forcibly given to a restrained and protesting victim.
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone self harm?
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Is a mentally ill person violent?
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Is reality unstable or unhinged?
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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CharlieCharlie
The protagonist is distressed and has nightmares as a result of his amnesia.
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BrittanyH
The main characters are trapped underground, backed against a wall, with a massive drill approaching them and blocking the only exit
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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Is there shakey cam?
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CharlieCharlie
Camera looks at a TV in a moving subway through protagonist perspective.
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Is there screaming?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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Are there flashing lights or images?
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Paranoia
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Mal_eficent
The main character is tracked and watched throughout the film without him knowing.
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Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Nuisance
Although one of the mutants has what appears to be a baby growing out of his body.
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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MalvolioSF
No, he dies third-from-last (of the many named characters who die — a bunch of faceless mooks get mown down after him too).
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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CharlieCharlie
Usage of "freak" to describe mutated people and dwarves.
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Is a minority is misrepresented?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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dirtprince
there are mutated humans who are called “freaks”
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Are there n-words?
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Race
Is there blackface?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
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dirtprince
some sexualized nudity but no sex
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Is someone sexually objectified?
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Is there bestiality?
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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Sickness
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Misiek1997
The main point of the movie is that the main character doesn't remember anything about his past life.
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Social
Are there anti-abortion themes?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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Does it have a sad ending?
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
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Meowmeowiemeow
There are other explosions though
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Is there blood/gore?
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MalvolioSF
One of the bloodiest movies to ever receive a major release and the violence is played for laughs, shock value, and gross-out humor.
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Does someone drown?
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courtlynlouise
Lots of people are killed with guns, and it is very graphic.
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