My name is Jeffrey Way, and I've been part of the Laravel community since the early days of version 3. I've contributed to core, spoken at every single Laracon conference, am a co-host of the Laravel podcast, created popular packages, written countless tutorials, recorded courses for Tuts+, and have even written a popular book, called Laravel Testing Decoded. Additionally, I've contributed (often, in some cases) to the two most popular web development print magazines in the world: .Net and Web Designer.
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First, I hope we're talking about the original, and not the terrible remake. The answer, I believe, is yes. When Quaid goes to Recall, one of the doctors makes reference to "blue sky on Mars." That's the first hint. I also remember reading something about how, at the very end, when the video fades to black, that's supposed to signal Quaid being lobotomized.
Remember that nasty doctor who visits Quaid at the Hilton on Mars? Watch the movie again, but with the assumption that everything he says is true.