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Terminator 2 (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (original title)
R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 3 July 1991 (USA)
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A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her ten year old son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Enrique Salceda
Leslie Hamilton Gearren ...
Twin Sarah
Ken Gibbel ...
Lloyd (as Pete Schrum)


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

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


Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

3 July 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

T2  »

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Box Office


$102,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


| (Special Edition) | (Ultimate Cut)

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(analog 70 mm prints)| (digital 35 mm and 70 mm prints)| (analog 35 mm prints)| (in selected theatres)| (original release)| (IMAX version)| (Extreme Edition)


Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


Since the film's release the three of the four Winchester 1887 shotguns have been publicly sold- one is owned by Jason DeBord- the president of the original prop blog, LLC and two were sold in an auction posted by Little John's Auction Service in June 2007, the fourth has been rumored to be in Arnold Schwarzenegger's Personal Collection. See more »


In The Terminator the Terminator comes through the time port and his hair is that of the "molding" of all Terminator's. But in T2 when the Terminator comes out of the time "bubble" his hair is the same as after the car wreck scene in the first movie when he puts on the glasses. John may have modified him to look more acceptable to Sarah. It is also possible that Skynet modifies each terminator before sending it into action so that, at least from a distance, they will look different from one another. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

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Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers (as George Thorogood and The Destroyers)
Written by George Thorogood
Published by Del Sound Music (BMI)
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by Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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Movie that everyone should see!
13 March 2008 | by See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

WOW! The best word that describes this movie is "wow"! Not only to say that this is the best Action movie of all time, this is probably one of the greatest movies ever made . The people in my country watched this film when there where limited VHS cassettes at all. And again, my favorite Director did an timeless epic-masterpiece. Yes, an epic. Every scene in this movie is beyond the perfection. The timeless plot. Groundbreaking effects. Unforgettable "Hasta la vista, baby." .

Perfect direction for a sci-fix action film. When the action starts, you're in for the ride of your life. There never be the same movie like T2. What else I can say about this film? A Must see for everyone.

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