With a new version of “Total Recall” hitting theaters this weekend, we couldn’t help but look back at the 1990 original. However, despite the similarities between both versions, there is one aspect of the classic “Recall” that can never be reproduced: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s line delivery.
In a career of truly unique performances, “Total Recall” might be one of his best. Here, the onetime Governator took standard action lines about double identities and sci-fi technology and elevated them to a new level. Even the most nondescript piece of exposition becomes a memorable movie quote when it escapes from the lips of the Austrian superman.
For the uninitiated, however, it can be hard to make out what he’s saying. So if you want to check out the first version of “Total Recall” this weekend, but are afraid you won’t be able to follow along with Schwarzenegger, Moviefone has put together an Ah-nuld subtitle guide, to help you understand (and, if you want, impersonate) Arnie’s iconic accent.
- Come on baby, you know youah the girl of my dreayums.
- Lori, let’s do eet, move to Mahs.
- I’m not interested in Satuhn, I said Mahs.
- Come ahn, don’t booshit me.
- Two-headed monstuhs?
- (As he is falling asleep) Sleazy… demuh
- GET! AHHF! YOU BLEW MY COVAHHH!
- What am I doing heah? How did I get in this tahxi?
- These guys were going to kill me… BUT I KILLED DEM.
- You so kinky.
- (Talking to himself as Hauser): Howdy, stranguh! This is Hausuh. If things have gone wrong, I’m talking to myself and you have a wet towel around your head. Now, whatever your name is, get ready for the big surprise. You are naht you, you’re me.
- (Responding as Douglas Quaid): No shit.
- (As he removes a tracking bug through his nose) EYAH AGH EEAH AAAH!
- (On loop) Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs. Get you ass to Mahs.
- Relax… you live longuh.
- You’ve got to help me remembuh!
- Consider dat a divorcuh.
- You eediot!
- Get your story straight, this eediot heah has been trying to kill me ever since I went to Rekall.
- Who is it this time? My muddah?
- You bastahd!
- Guy’s a fucking ahsshole!
- You got what you want — give these peopuh aiyeah!
- BENNY! SCREW YOUAH!
- Duh whole thing is one big reactuh made out of ditanium, Cohaagen knows it makes aiyeah. The bastuhd won’t turn it ahn.
- The whole coruh of Mahs is ice. The reactuh melts it and releases the oxajun.
- (At confused security guards) AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!
- See you at the pahty, Rictuh!
- (As he suffocates on the surface of Mars) EYAH AH AGH AAHH!
- I just had a terrible thahght: what if this is a dreayum?
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