This article is from the rec.arts.sf.movies FAQ, by Evelyn C. Leeper firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
This hasn't occurred in real life, but there have been experiments where
animals, or parts of a person's body, were exposed to vacuum; these
experiments happened before any of these films were made. 2001 was right;
OUTLAND and TOTAL RECALL ignored the known facts. A full discussion of
this can be found in the sci.space FAQL. (Someone also mentioned that in
OUTLAND Connery wears a spacesuit that leaves some parts of his arm