It was an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie in which he saves some kids from a facility which had a big exhaust sort of equipment at the top. There were other weird people in that facility out of which I remember only one particularly. It was a dwarf with a baby attached to its stomach. The dwarf was hiding the baby under his clothes and revealed it only once when Arnold was escaping the facility along with kids. I guess these weird creatures had kidnapped those kids and Arnold came as to free them. I do not remember much about that movie but I saw it during late 90's I believe.

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    Any movies of Paul Verhoeven are eccentric. Aug 30, 2016 at 13:09
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    Could it have been outreach footage of his time as California governor? Aug 30, 2016 at 15:26
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    If it was 1990 Total Recall, I'm surprised the one creature you remember was a dwarf, not the three-breasted woman. Aug 30, 2016 at 19:41
  • duplicate of scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/104794/…
    – Otis
    Aug 30, 2016 at 20:04
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    @Raystafarian that was Eccentrica Gallumbits, right? ;) Aug 30, 2016 at 21:09

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Total Recall, the 1990 version. The guy with the dwarf attached is a dead giveaway.

The thing with the big exhaust is a facility built by aliens that supposedly were able to create an atmosphere for Mars. The only detail that doesn't quite match is the abduction thing.

The "creepy people" might be the mutated population of Mars (who where actually the good guys, leading a rebellion against an earthbound company that controlled all resources on Mars and wanted to prevent them from activating the alien machine).

This is an adaption of a Philip Dick short story and has a relatively recent remake starring Colin Farell.

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    mafab.hu/static/2014t/285/14/44105_54.jpg - KUATO LIVES!!
    – Valorum
    Aug 30, 2016 at 9:29
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    Were there kids in Total Recall? I don't recall. Aug 30, 2016 at 13:42
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    a remake with Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, and friggin' Heisenberg...I'm gonna have to check that out some time
    – coburne
    Aug 30, 2016 at 14:21
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    I would call it "loosely based on ideas from" that story rather than "adaptation". Remake is even more loosely based on 1990 version, bearing almost no similarities to the original.
    – Agent_L
    Aug 30, 2016 at 17:13
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    @EikePierstorff there were a few kids in Total Recall -- my guess is that the OP is thinking about the mutant population that was being starved of oxygen towards the end of the movie, and Arnie's character was trying to save them: img.izismile.com/img/img4/20110629/640/…
    – Desty
    Aug 30, 2016 at 19:31

Thinking about this, I think you have got your Arnie movies all mixed up into one!

The dwarf was Danny DeVito in Twins, the kids were the school kids in Kindergarten Cop and the baby under the clothes was Kuato in the original Total Recall.

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    And Commando. That's the only one I can think of with a kidnapping.
    – Mazura
    Sep 1, 2016 at 23:47
  • @Mazura I'm sure we can squeeze Predator in there somewhere too! Sep 2, 2016 at 7:51
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    And the facility is obviously the steel mill at the end of Terminator II. The weird people were the different guises of the T1000, and there was this kid.
    – Mr Lister
    Sep 2, 2016 at 7:59
  • If he had a sword, then we can include Conan the Barbarian too! Sep 2, 2016 at 8:03

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