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A seemingly indestructible android is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is... See more »

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Terminator
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Kyle Reese
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Sarah Connor
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Lieutenant Ed Traxler
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Detective Hal Vukovich
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Matt Buchanan
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Ginger Ventura
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Dr. Peter Silberman
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Pawn Shop Clerk
Shawn Schepps ...
Nancy
Bruce M. Kerner ...
Desk Sergeant
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Future Terminator
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Punk Leader
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Punk
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Punk
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Policeman (as William Wisher Jr.)
Ken Fritz ...
Policeman
Tom Oberhaus ...
Policeman
Ed Dogans ...
Cop in Alley
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TV Anchorman
Hettie Lynne Hurtes ...
TV Anchorwoman
Tony Mirelez ...
Station Attendant
Philip Gordon ...
Mexican Boy
Anthony Trujillo ...
Mexican Boy (as Anthony T. Trujillo)
Stan Yale ...
Derelict
Al Kahn ...
Customer
Leslie Morris ...
Customer
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Customer
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Customer
Loree Frazier ...
Customer
James Ralston ...
Customer
Norman Friedman ...
Cleaning Man (as Norma Friedman)
Barbara Powers ...
Ticket Taker
Wayne Stone ...
Tanker Driver
David Michels ...
Tanker Partner
John E. Bristol ...
Phone Booth Man
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Reporter
Patrick Pinney ...
Bar Customer
Bill W. Richmond ...
Bartender
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Truck Driver
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Motel Customer (as Gregory Robbins)
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Wrong Sarah
John Durban ...
Sentry
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Dancer shot by the Terminator (uncredited)
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Policeman (uncredited)
David Kristin ...
Punk (uncredited)
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Bar Patron at Pay Phone with Sarah (uncredited)
Bob Ritchie ...
Bar Patron (uncredited)
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MacDougal (uncredited)

Directed by

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James Cameron

Written by

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James Cameron ... (written by) and
Gale Anne Hurd ... (written by)
 
William Wisher ... (additional dialogue) (as William Wisher Jr.)

Produced by

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John Daly ... executive producer
Derek Gibson ... executive producer
Gale Anne Hurd ... producer

Music by

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Brad Fiedel

Cinematography by

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Adam Greenberg ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Mark Goldblatt

Editorial Department

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Lorna Anderson ... first assistant editor
Michael Bloecher ... associate editor
Spike Allison Hooper ... assistant editor
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein ... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson)
Peter Silverman ... color consultant

Casting By

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Stanzi Stokes

Art Direction by

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Maria Caso
George Costello

Set Decoration by

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Maria Caso ... (as Maria Rebman Caso)

Costume Design by

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Hilary Wright

Makeup Department

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Jeff Dawn ... makeup department head (as Jefferson Dawn)
Kyle Sweet ... hair stylist: second unit (as Kyle Tucy) / makeup artist: second unit (as Kyle Tucy)
Peter Tothpal ... hair stylist
Melissa Street ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Brian Wade ... special makeup effects artist: Stan Winston Studios (uncredited)

Production Management

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Bruce M. Kerner ... executive in charge of production
Donna Smith ... post-production supervisor / production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Thomas A. Irvine ... additional first assistant director (as Thomas Irvine)
Betsy Magruder ... first assistant director
Jean-Paul Ouellette ... second unit director: action
Robert Roda ... second assistant director
Stan Winston ... second unit director: effects

Art Department

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Shay Austin ... assistant art director
John S. Curran ... construction supervisor (as John Curran)
Tommy Estridge ... property master
Mark Freedman ... carpenter
Kerry Jennings ... assistant property master
Amy McGary ... scenic artist
Kristen McGary ... scenic artist
Kurt Meisenbach ... art assistant
Jewel Myrow ... art assistant
Joe Rainey ... assistant to the art director
Cynthia C. Rebman ... set dresser (as Cindy Rebman)
David Reece ... carpenter
Stephen Reece ... carpenter
Stephen Rinehart ... art assistant
Jennie Ryan ... art assistant
Gary Schoeneck ... lead man
Linda Schoeneck ... art assistant
Gregory R. Wolf ... set dresser (as Greg Wolf)
Christopher Gilman ... property maker (uncredited)
Jay Koiwai ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jennifer Barin ... re-recordist (remix)
Elizabeth Barnard ... assistant sound editor
Tom Bellfort ... supervising sound editor (remix)
Ken Brocious ... boom operator (as Kenneth Brocious)
David Campling ... supervising sound editor
Gordon Daniel ... foley artist
Greg Dillon ... sound effects editor
James Fritch ... sound effects editor (as Jim Fritch)
Robert Garrett ... synthesized sound effects
Gabriel Guy ... machine room operator (remix)
David J. Hudson ... re-recording mixer
Stephen Kearney ... sound editor (remix)
James J. Klinger ... sound effects editor (as Jim Klinger)
Mike Le Mare ... sound effects editor (as Mike Le-Mare)
Richard Lightstone ... production sound mixer
Horace Manzanares ... sound effects editor
Gilbert D. Marchant ... sound effects editor (as Gil Marchant)
Mel Metcalfe ... re-recording mixer
Rob Miller ... sound effects editor
Michael Murphy ... assistant sound editor
Terry Porter ... re-recording mixer
John Post ... foley artist
Gary Rizzo ... re-recording mixer (remix)
Gary Rydstrom ... sound design consultant (remix)
Tony Sereno ... digital mix technician (remix)
Gary Shepherd ... sound effects editor
Janelle Showalter ... assistant sound editor
Karola Storr ... sound effects editor
Gabriel Cubos ... sound utility (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jack Bricker ... terminator special effects
Ellis Burman Jr. ... terminator mechanical effects
Frank DeMarco ... special effects
Ernest Farino ... special effects coordinator (as Ernest D. Farino)
Roger George ... special effects
Richard J. Landon ... terminator special effects (as Richard Landon)
Ron MacInnes ... terminator mechanical effects assistant (as Ron Macinnes)
Shane Mahan ... terminator special effects
David B. Miller ... terminator special effects (as David Miller)
John Rosengrant ... terminator special effects
Brian Wade ... terminator special effects
Bob Williams ... terminator mechanical effects
Stan Winston ... special terminator effects creator
Tom Woodruff Jr. ... terminator special effects (as Tom Woodruff)
Roger Kelton ... special effects technician (uncredited)
R. Bruce Steinheimer ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Doug Beswick ... stop motion terminator model: Fantasy II Film Effects
Don Bland ... production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Steven Fagerquist ... technical assistant: process photography
Ernest Farino ... graphic animation effects (as Ernest D. Farino)
Phil Huff ... optical effects: Image 3
John Huneck ... camera operator: Fantasy II Film Effects
Leslie Huntley ... production supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Michael Joyce ... model shop supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Paul Kassler ... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Pete Kleinow ... terminator stop motion: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Peter Kleinow)
Laurel Klick ... optical effects: Image 3
Ken Marschall ... matte artist: Fantasy II Film Effects
Gerald McClain ... rear screen projectionist: process photography
Austin McKinney ... cinematographer: process photography
Jane A. Pahlman ... production assistant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Eric Peterson ... camera assistant: process photography
Gary Rhodaback ... model maker: Fantasy II Film Effects
Mark Sawicki ... special optical consultant: Fantasy II Film Effects
Joe Viskocil ... pyrotechnics and fire effects: Fantasy II Film Effects (as Joseph Viskocil)
Gene Warren Jr. ... special effects supervisor: Fantasy II Film Effects
Kris Brown ... visual effects engineer (uncredited)
Sam Longoria ... stop-motion electronics (uncredited)
Bret Mixon ... animation assistant (uncredited)
Ted Rae ... stop motion terminator model: Fantasy II Film Effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Anthony Cecere ... stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw ... stunts (as Jeff Dashnow)
Diamond Farnsworth ... stunts (as Hill Farnsworth)
J. Suzanne Fish ... stunts
Ken Fritz ... stunt coordinator / stunt coordinator: second unit / stunt double: Michael Biehn
Marian Green ... stunts (as Marion Green)
Tom Hart ... stunts
Gene Hartline ... stunts
Jean Malahni ... stunts
Gary McLarty ... stunts
Frank Orsatti ... stunts
Jim Stern ... stunts
Pete Turner ... stunts (as Peter Turner)
Cynthia Brannon ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddy Donno ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Jeff Habberstad ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Monty Jordan ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Peter Kent ... stunt double: Arnold Schwarzenegger (uncredited)
Rob King ... stunts (uncredited)
Jean Malahni ... stunt double: Linda Hamilton (uncredited)
Lee Waddell ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Glenn R. Wilder ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bernard Auroux ... focus puller
Dennis Bishop ... gaffer
Bruce Byall ... grip
Anne S. Coffey ... camera operator: insert photography (as Anne Coffey)
Chuck Colwell ... director of photography: second unit
Mario Davis ... grip and equipment: second unit
Mark Ellensohn ... best boy
Alec Hirschfeld ... additional camera operator
Chris Magee ... first assistant camera: additional focus puller
Sean McLin ... camera operator: second unit
David Michels ... dolly grip
Mark Morton ... electrician
Tim Morton ... best boy electric
Elliot Nachbar ... grip
Mark Peterson ... electrician
Vance Piper ... camera assistant
Joyce Rudolph ... still photographer
Roger Schweitzer ... video playback operator
Dylan Shephard ... key grip
Gary Wagner ... camera assistant: insert photography
Rick A. West ... electrician (as Rick West)
Tim Collins ... grip (uncredited)
Pascal Franchot ... grip (uncredited)
Donald G. Jackson ... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
John Janusek ... grip (uncredited)
Kyle T. MacDowell ... electrician (uncredited)
Tracy Neftzger ... grip (uncredited)
Mehran Salamati ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Barry Seybert ... electrician (uncredited)
Mark A. Shelton ... electrician (uncredited)
Philip Sloan ... best boy grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Greg Robbins ... extras casting coordinator (as Gregory Robbins)
Michael Thomas Slifkin ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Deborah Everton ... costume supervisor
Julia Gombert ... costumer: second unit
Virginia Hartman ... costume production assistant

Location Management

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Joseph A. Liuzzi ... location manager
Michael Thomas Slifkin ... locations

Music Department

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Budd Carr ... music consultant
Robert Randles ... music post-production coordinator
Emilie Robertson ... music editor
Renee Romerdahl ... playback singer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Wayne Nelson ... transportation captain
Wayne Stone ... transportation coordinator
Ike Mizen ... transportation captain (uncredited)

Other crew

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Polly Apostolof ... assistant to producer
Jo Barnett ... assistant production accountant
Terry Benedict ... production assistant: second unit
Kathy Breen ... production coordinator
Ernest Farino ... title designer (as Ernest D. Farino)
J. Randolph Harrison ... assistant to producer (as Randy Harrison) / assistant to producer
Deborah Hebert ... set production assistant (as Deborah A. Hebert)
Scott Javine ... production assistant
Sharon Kirkpatrick ... script supervisor: second unit
Andy Marx ... publicist (as Andrew Marx)
Pattison Newberry ... first aid
George Parra ... set production assistant
Kevin E. Patterson ... utility man (as Kevin Patterson)
Eric Rasmussen ... craft service
Michael Thomas Slifkin ... talent coordinator
Lisa Sonne ... assistant to producer (as T. Elizabeth Sonne)
Anne St. Johns ... assistant production coordinator
Marilyn Tasso ... production accountant
Brenda Weisman ... script supervisor
Frans J. Afman ... financial services (uncredited)
Paula Cross ... photographic model: Sarah Ann Connor on crime scene photos (uncredited)
Lisa S. Girolami ... extras wrangler (uncredited)

Thanks

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Harlan Ellison ... acknowledgment to the works of
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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A cyborg is sent from the future on a deadly mission. He has to kill Sarah Connor, a young woman whose life will have a great significance in years to come. Sarah has only one protector - Kyle Reese - also sent from the future. The Terminator uses his exceptional intelligence and strength to find Sarah, but is there any way to stop the seemingly indestructible cyborg ? Written by Colin Tinto

Plot Keywords
Taglines La sua missione e una sola: distruggere, uccidere... (His one and only mission: to destroy, to kill...) (Italian DVD) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Terminator (United States)
  • Terminator (New Zealand, English title)
  • Terminator (Canada, English title)
  • Terminator (Ireland, English title)
  • Terminator (Japan, English title)
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Runtime
  • 107 min
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Box Office

Budget $6,400,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $40,000,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia While shooting this film, James Cameron often resorted to what he called "Guerilla Film Making" as a way of getting around acquiring permits needed to film certain scenes. This involved the production crew and actors quickly arriving at a specified location, shooting the scene and leaving before the police arrived. As a result, some of the people seen in a few shots are actual everyday citizens completely unaware they're in a movie. This was also used for reshoots with Cameron even calling and waking Arnold Schwarzenegger once at 3am to meet him at a location already in full costume to quickly reshoot a scene. Cameron also used this tactic to film the very last scene where Sarah drives off into the desert. This almost backfired, however, when the police came sniffing around. See more »
Goofs (at around 33 mins) When Sarah is in the night club she has to put change into the pay phone to call 911. While 911 calls are free, many pay phones in the 1980s required you to insert a coin in order to obtain a dial tone. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Making of 'True Lies' (1994). See more »
Soundtracks You Can't Do That See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits run while large outlines of the two halves of THE TERMINATOR cross each other. After the last directorial credit is shown, the title THE TERMINATOR zooms backward, is filled by metallic blue, and reveals itself. See more »
Quotes The Terminator: [while wearing sunglasses] I'm a friend of Sarah Connor. I was told she was here. Could I see her please?
Desk Sergeant: No, you can't see her she's making a statement.
The Terminator: Where is she?
Desk Sergeant: [uses his pencil to point to the bench] Look, it may take a while. Want to wait? There's a bench over there.
[points to bench]
The Terminator: [looks around, examining the structural integrity of the room, then looks back at him] I'll be back!
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