What's the movie with people living on Mars, the atmosphere I think having a problem, since in the end the atmosphere gets restored(?) cleaned(?) or something, by the guy placing his hand on a stone engraving of a hand of an alien/martian which is something with three fingers I think?

I watched this on HBO sometime 2007 I believe.

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    Im sad we live in a world where people dont know Total Recall.
    – user23298
    Commented Oct 11, 2015 at 0:06
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    @user23298 Since many people have seen it, you might say it's a pity they don't recall it. I'll escort myself out.
    – geometrian
    Commented Oct 11, 2015 at 1:05

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This is Total Recall (1990) starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

You can see the four-finger device in the image below. It starts an air reactor, saving a group of people who're being suffocated by the evil misunderstood businessman Cohagen.

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  • This is it thanks! :D
    – Val Croft
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 10:35
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    If people normally remember just one thing from this movie, it generally is somebody with three body parts. Not normally fingers though! Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 14:07
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    I see four fingers on this, though.
    – ths
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 19:49
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    @ths - Three fingers and a thumb, dude.
    – Valorum
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 19:51
  • How anthropocentric.
    – ths
    Commented Oct 10, 2015 at 19:54

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