I love Arnold Schwarzeneggar films! In his latest one he's a Kennedy-Democrat who infiltrates California's Republican Party and gives all the people health care. In Total Recall, he's a double-secret agent originally working for a crooked mining corporation that's working Mars, but he defects and gives all the people access to oxygen.
Arnold must see himself as a hero and thus he takes the actions he takes in his typical movie character, as well as in real life.
Total Recall was a fun film also starring Sharon Stone and Michael Ironside as well as a Cyclops, a Mutant, a midget sex worker (gotta love that!) and a 3-breasted woman who'd make 30 times a better action figure than Yarna dal Gargon any day!
The action in the mutant revolution on Mars and the anti-corporate social commentary is timeless.
I'd once heard that they were going to make Total Recall 2 (I'm not sure if it was going to be with Arnold or not) and Star Trek's Jonathon Frakes was going to direct. (Paul Verhoven did an excellent job with the first one).
Anyway, so far the movie hasn't happened, but I think the script for the sequel actually has it taking place in California and once again starring Arnold.
In the next Recall, Governor Gray Davis learns he is no longer actually the Governor of California, and only in alternate realities is Gary Coleman, Larry Flint, or a infamous porn star. Arnold (as himself) wakes up and finds he is a moderate Republican who enjoys touching women and driving a motorcycle without a license. He then is convinced by the bad guys that he is an ultra-right-wing Conservative and he orders a special election to break nurses unions, redefine voting districts that were historically safe for incumbants, and so forth. But something goes awry and his wife, born into the legacy of John F. Kennedy's family, unlocks Arnold's inner-Democrat. Taking on the hero's mantell again, he races against time to give all Californians, legal and otherwise, access to decent healthcare. It might be the defining moment of his time in the governor's mansion. Meanwhile, he's leaving some to wonder if he's gone Totally insane, or if there needs to be yet another sequel to "Recall."