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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her teenage son, John Connor, from a more advanced and powerful cyborg.

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James Cameron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... The Terminator
Linda Hamilton ... Sarah Connor
Edward Furlong ... John Connor
Robert Patrick ... T-1000
Earl Boen ... Dr. Silberman
Joe Morton ... Miles Dyson
S. Epatha Merkerson ... Tarissa Dyson
Castulo Guerra ... Enrique Salceda
Danny Cooksey ... Tim
Jenette Goldstein ... Janelle Voight
Xander Berkeley ... Todd Voight
Leslie Hamilton Gearren Leslie Hamilton Gearren ... Twin Sarah
Ken Gibbel Ken Gibbel ... Douglas
Robert Winley ... Cigar Biker
Peter Schrum ... Lloyd (as Pete Schrum)
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Storyline

Over 10 years have passed since the first cyborg called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John Connor. John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance, is now a healthy young boy. However another Terminator is sent back through time called the T-1000, which is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor. The Mission: to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face this threat of a Terminator alone. Another Terminator is also sent back through time. The mission: to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun... Written by Eric ggg

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Same Make. Same Model. New Mission. See more »

Genres:

Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sci-fi action and violence, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

T2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$102,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,765,506, 7 July 1991, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$204,843,350

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$315,000,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Special Edition) | (Ultimate Cut)

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (analog 70 mm prints)| CDS (digital 35 mm and 70 mm prints)| Dolby SR (analog 35 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (in selected theatres)| Dolby Atmos (IMAX version)| Dolby Digital (Extreme Edition)

Color:

Color (CFI)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The motorcycle the T800 rides is a Harley-Davidson Softail "Fatboy." Although never confirmed by Harley-Davidson, many believe that HD came up with the "Fatboy" model name as a tasteless joke, made by combining the nicknames of the two atomic bombs dropped over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan ("Little Boy" and "Fat Man"). The "Fatboy" bike was supposed to represent the re-emergence and dominance of American bikes over their Japanese counterparts. The bike is said to have similar design lines of a B29 bomber and its tank symbols resemble a bomber pilot's flight wings. This could be a nod to Skynet's inception as a software program for bombing missions and its utilization of nuclear weapons to destroy its enemies. See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) Obvious stunt double for the T-800 when he rides his motorcycle off the bridge and into the canal. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sarah Connor: [narrating] Three billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines. The computer which controlled the machines, Skynet, sent two Terminators back through time. Their mission: to destroy the leader of the human resistance, John Connor, my son. The first Terminator was programmed to strike at me in the year 1984, before John was born. It failed. The ...
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Alternate Versions

When Terminator 2 was shown on BBC One in 1994, they broadcast the 1993 Special Edition version which was edited for violence and had all uses of the 'F' cut out. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in T2 Judgement Day: Sweded Edition (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Guitars, Cadillacs
(1986)
Written and Performed by Dwight Yoakam
Published by Coal Dust West Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Reprise Records
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The reason why I live and breathe...
25 August 2004 | by liquidmetalguySee all my reviews

What can I say about "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" that hasn't been better said already? All I can say is that when I first saw the movie (at only 9 years of age) it had an effect on me. It blew me away! It opened up my eyes, and even at the tender age of 9, made me realize what I wanted to do with my life: I wanted to make movies, and I wanted to make movies like "T2".

As I'm watching the film, I glance over at another patron and this woman, her eyes wide, was gripping the arms of her chair so tightly I thought they were going to break. When I saw that reaction, that mind-numbing, adrenaline rush of pure excitement, knowing that that movie had them completely, that is when I knew I wanted to make movies and give people that same reaction.

And now, over 10 years later, "T2" is still my favorite film of all time and I watch it religiously. I have written several scripts and treatments all because of "T2" and I have tried to match that exquisite balance of wonderful story/interesting characters/jaw-dropping effects/non-stop action.

"T2" was the sole-guiding factor in my life - because of it, I KNEW I wanted to make movies in any way, shape or form.

If you'll excuse me, I seem to be running out of air. Gotta watch "T2" a little bit more...


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