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Posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 2:09 pm | Updated: 2:21 pm, Mon Aug 19, 2013.

LOS ANGELES — The remake is called "Total Recall," but many moviegoers have zero memory of the 1990 film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. And that, according to the filmmaking team behind Sony's $125 million reboot of the sci-fi action adventure, actually might be a good thing.

"The majority of people under 35 don't even know about the original," said Neal Moritz, who produced the "Total Recall" update opening today. "It was so cheesy ... the tone of it was so much different from what I wanted to do."

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