Totall Recall props, vehicles and locations

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  1. Noeland

    Noeland Sr Member

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    Just watched Total Recall again, and I was struck with the cool shooting locations, and some of the props, and the vehicles looked down right Blade Runner-esque. And how hot was Sharon Stone in this? Just gorgeous.

    I was wondering if any one knows of a good source of information for the film.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There was a special edition DVD put out a while ago.

    I know most of the exteriors on Earth were actually shot in Mexico City ... the military academy, or something. The commentary has that info.

    Good production values, good movie.


    -Mike
     
  3. Ash

    Ash Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And the rest of the movie was shot on Mars.... duh.


    (best Arnold impression... "I've got to get back to mars..alghaalgh.)


    -Ash
     
  4. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That would be, "Get your * to mars." Or, (Get your oss to moz...alghaalgh.)

    Good flick. :p
     
  5. Pauleysolo

    Pauleysolo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I wrote the Cinefex article (#48 I believe) for Total Recall wayyyy back in 1990 and I visited the FX house (Dreamquest Images) in Simi Valley, CA during production. I have seen almost nothing on available relicas or screen used Total Recall props, wardrobe, or FX miniatures over the years with the exception of some of the Mars mining facility buildings that went up on eBay a few years ago.

    I did see the miniature one of the cars of the passenger train Arnold rode in up for auction on eBay as well.

    You should have seen that Martian complex surface miniature laid out on that soundstage in person, in the pre CGI days- it was spectacular.
     
  6. Mr. Nagata

    Mr. Nagata Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I once stumbled upon a website of some prop designer who did the video phone, tracking device, and holographic projection watch from the movie. There was all sorts of info and even a few schematics as I recall. I wish I bookmarked it. Maybe someone else here has the info.
     
  7. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great Movie..

    Everything except the Special effects was shot in Mexico City.

    Verhooven was facinated with the "New Brutalism" Architecture that was there.

    Post any links you can find as I would like to read up on one of my favorite Movies.
     
  8. Noeland

    Noeland Sr Member

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    hahahahaha ofcoarse.

    Mexico City? I will have to look into that more. Thanks. I may track down the special edition.

    Njc----------------------
     
  9. HAL9000

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    There was a great one off (starlog produced, i believe) magazine out before
    the movie's release - which i have stowed away. I remember it had some great
    production stills.

    but the still that always sticks in my mind is the one of verhoeven and schwarzenegger
    at the 'Mars Burger' stand staring at an extra's rather fetching rear end.

    I think premiere printed that one quite big. (he - they were onto A.S. even then.)
     
  10. LeMarchand

    LeMarchand Sr Member

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    Great movie and some wonderful props.

    2 of the best ones are the holowatch and the modified mini uzi.
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    I am currently drawing up a blueprint for the addon parts for the microuzi, most likely going to build those up the same way i did the Orbo pistol from Witch Hunter Robin (layers of plastic).

    The holowatch was made by Ed Kline, it is a very well made prop. I spoke to Ed about it and he is looking in his archives to see if he has additional pictures and info on it for me, when i have more info, i am going to draw it up in Rhino3D and see if i can have it machined out of aluminium. Ed is a true aluminium wizard and made some amazing props. His total recall work and other props he did can be seen on his site: KlineFX

    The movie also had a Mac 10 or 11 with just a addon piece put in front of the barrel, Michael Ironsode was carrying one of those.
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    And the gun we also see in planet of the apes (burton's version) was in there, forgot what the gun's make and model was.

    There isn't too much out there for sale. Moviebits has some set pieces and mars money and screenused.com has a package which has 2 pieces of wardrobe and an incomplete uzi (missing the rear piece). I asked them if they would be willing to sell the uzi seprately, but they didn't want to and $6000 for the clothes and gun is too rich for my blood.

    Marc
     
  11. morganthirteen

    morganthirteen Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Marc, I love that Micro-Uzi. I picked up an airsoft on E-Bay a month ago with the same plans for it as you, but aside from removing the fold out stock haven't gotten around to actually starting to build the add-ons.

    Good luck with it, and if you ever want to compare notes let me know.

    Shawn
     
  12. wamser_e

    wamser_e Well-Known Member

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    What? No one wants a Johnny Cab? :p
     
  13. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    hononary mention of the 3rd * prop.

    but, if there is something going on with the pistol later, i would love to be kept in the loop for it. total recall is one of my favorite movies. i remember watching some show on special fx a long long time ago, and they mentioned they needed a hydrolic lift to carry up that big head that arnold is wearing as a disguise on mars. it was on of the first times that i realized "props arent built functional". i was also pretty young at the time too, if it helps balance out the doofus/obvious scale.

    very very cool movie. the tracking device looks pretty easy to do, as well as the "grabber". those little snake arms are availible at almost any dollar or 99 cent store.

    chris
     
  14. Noeland

    Noeland Sr Member

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    Cool, thanks for those photos. I've also wanted to mode out an uzi for years now. And how cool is Kline props website? Thanks for that link I enjoyed the website quite a bit.

    Njc-------------------------------
     
  15. LeMarchand

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    worked a bit more on a CAD pic of the watch i am going to use when i am asking Ed more questions and to get a feeling for al the parts.

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  16. PHArchivist

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    A gift for you all...
     
  17. gnrlotto

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    Yeah, I got one of the Martian soldier's helmets off eBay. A good end snipe, so I got it for 13 bucks, plus free shipping. The package arrived, the helmet was great, and then I looked at the guy's shipping amount on the box. It cost him 13.85 to send it. So, in the end, it's quite like getting something free.
     
  18. trooperprop

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    Hello,

    How could I as a Paul Verhoeven Fan miss this :eek
    Would love to see a piture of that helmet.

    I had a box full of miniature part from Total recall but had made a deal with Moviebits. He has them up for sale. (I did also sell some to rpf-ers)

    Just keept some good pieces for myself. Am still planning to have them framed.
    If you want photo's just ask. I also made a small Johnny cab model a long time ago :lol Have to look that one up.

    He why is there not yet a free paper prop of the marsian money? They seem to be around often on Ebay since Topps used to give them away.

    Greetings,

    BasD
     
  19. CTF

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    Isn't RPFer "8-perf" a veteran of that flick? He offered a miniature in the JY a few months ago... Pretty sure anyway.

    Cool. I think I still have that issue around. (Yeah, I keep mine, I don't sell 'em like everyone else... :p) Brings back a lot of memories. :)
     
  20. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The Topps money is non-canon, while the real-looking stuff on eBay may be reproductions.

    Also, I imagine it's difficult to get a good digital image of something that's black-on-red, and have the green seal print out opaque.

    I'll see if I can't post some caps this afternoon.


    -Mike
     
  21. gnrlotto

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    Bro, I'm like Alan Grant when it comes to machines. You know, where he barely touches a thing and it messes up? So I can't even figure out how to decrease the size of my pictures to get them to Wackychimp. If I could do that, you'd get pics no problem.
     
  22. Mike J.

    Mike J. Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  23. LeMarchand

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    Have my blueprints for the Uzi conversion parts almost done. Started working on the backsection in styrene (will post pics soon). Also drew up these 2 parts which i intend to have machined.

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    Marc
     
  24. trooperprop

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    Hello,

    Fellow Total Recall fan gnrlotto was lucky to get hold of this wonderfull item.. :thumbsup Its one of the mars police helmets. Great looking prop.
    Thanks for sharing this.

    Does anybody on the board know were I might find a similare one for my Verhoeven collection?

    And does a member here has a mining helmet? I have heard a few of these were sold many years ago. :rolleyes

    Greetings,

    BasD
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  25. ricksprops

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    A friend of mine John Ramsey from Propart made that cool nose ping pong ball extractor devise thing a ma jig.
     
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  26. gnrlotto

    gnrlotto Sr Member

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    Yay. I finally contribute something to the board better than snarky and oft retarded comments.
     
  27. Dann

    Dann Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Someone needs to draw up the addon piece for the M11 too. Ironside's gun is my fav.
     
  28. LeMarchand

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    Plan on doing that one about a month from now when i have moved to the Uk and i can finally get an airsoft M11 (illegal over here in the Netherlands).

    Marc
     
  29. deralis

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    GREAT FLICK....one of my fav's...
    The pistol Ahnold uses is I believe a Feather Industries AT-9 pistol featherusa.com

    One of the Baddies also uses A Calico M-110 pistol

    and the Police use The Muzzlite conversion of a Mini14 (I converted my Mini 14 to that configuration Way back in the Days...) Looks Verry SPACY...

    I believe it's still being made and can be bought for under a hundred $$$
     
  30. gpghosts

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    the nose bug thing looks like the design was taken from this type of bullet

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  31. trooperprop

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    No more props out there???

    Or maybe some Robocop props?


    Greetings,

    BasD
     
  32. LeMarchand

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    there will be more props. I intend to make the watch, the m11 and the uzi :)

    As for robocop. i alway wandered what they used to make the 'Nuke' drug dispensers and loved the unfolding machine gun.

    Marc
     
  33. trooperprop

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  34. Bug Stomper

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    The UZI parts must be out there somewhere as they were sold in 2001:

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    I also remember some of Arnie's credit cards being auctioend...

    Cheers,
    Stefan
     
  35. LeMarchand

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    the propstore had the parts for sale last year or the year before, but i was too late, they were already sold. There is another one for sale at another propsite, but it can only be bought in combination with some clothing and they was $6000 for it, the rear piece is missing on that one.

    Marc
     
  36. drusselmeyer

    drusselmeyer Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Bug Stomper @ Apr 26 2006, 06:49 PM) [snapback]1233584[/snapback]</div>
    This??

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  37. PHArchivist

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    Rick, do you know if there were any "found parts" on it...?

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  38. Jedifyfe

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    Looks like a orthoscopic device for surgery.

    Brad
     
  39. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    They shot Robo 2 in Houston were I grew up and we "visited" the set at night. The Nuke Drug was kept in cassette cases like the ones you would buy tapes in back in the day before cds and itunes. The drug itself I have no idea.
     
  40. Jaded Monk

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    I too wondered about the Nuke vials until after my LASIK surgery. The vials are single use eyedrop dispensers. The brand was either ReNu tears or Restasis (sp?). I'm afraid the Restasis is perscription only, but I still have a couple packs if anyone wants to pay shipping...
     
  41. Jaded Monk

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    For anyone still interested, I am fairly certain that Nuke vials are
    Restatis Ampules.

    I only have the one, and its a prescription drug. Similar single use ampules are available OTC. Here is an example of Renu Tears.

    My thought would be to fill the ampule with ink, foot coloring, whatever, and glue in a SS pin. The tear away top could be reattached with hot glue.

    Cheers!

    JM
     

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