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The Tragic Negro in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 1990 Total Recall

Mel_Johnson_Jr_Mouth_OpenMy seventeen year old and I sat down to watch Total Recall on the Sci Fi channel recently. I’d already filled his head up with how wonderful this retro movie was and about how it was considered to have pushed the envelope with special effects and visual interests.  As we munched down on popcorn, I relived watching the movie in  the theatre. The excitement and anticipation was high until I got to the part with the tragic Negro. Does anybody remember him? I wanted to claw my eyes out.