Total Recall is a 1990 American dystopian science fiction action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, and Ronny Cox. It is loosely based on the Philip K. Dick story 'We Can Remember It for You Wholesale'. It was directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Ronald Shusett, Dan O'Bannon, Jon Povill, and Gary Goldman, and won a Special Achievement Academy Award for its visual effects. The original score composed by Jerry Goldsmith won the BMI Film Music Award. In 2084, Douglas Quaid (Schwarzenegger) is a construction worker on Earth, who is having troubling dreams about Mars and a mysterious woman there. His wife Lori (Stone) is dismissive, pointing out how life on Earth is perfect compared to the ongoing conflicts between rival factions on colonized Mars, in part due to actions by the governor of Mars, Vilos Cohaagen (Cox), with rumors that an alien artifact has been located in the mines on the planet.