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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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 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

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Genres:

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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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 July 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

T2: Extreme Edition 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

Because of the amount of make-up Arnold Schwarzenegger had to wear for the climax, he was blind in one eye and had no depth perception. See more »

Goofs

The watch on Sarah's right wrist. 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

The Special Edition runs about 16 minutes longer. Among the new/alternate scenes:
  • The orderlies are shown forcing Sarah to take her medication.
  • Sarah has a long nightmare, involving a visit from Kyle Reese in the hospital leading to a playground/bomb scene outside; this dream happens just before she is seen describing it on tape.
  • The T-1000 steals a police car after John and the T-800 get away after the canal chase.
  • The T-1000 realizes the dog is not named Wolfy and kills him, after the phone call from John.
  • Instead of simply stating that the T-800 learns from humans, there is a long scene in the garage where John and Sarah open him up to change his processor from read-only to learning; Sarah almost smashes the chip to end it all but John talks her out of it.
  • John tries to teach the T-800 to smile at the gas/food stop.
  • Dyson is seen at home working on the Skynet chip prototype. His wife comes in and reminds him he's promised to take the kids to Raging Waters. Dyson explains to his wife what a neural net processor is and how it will change mankind for the better. (This happens after Sarah asks about Dyson in the first place.)
  • At Enrique's house, John and the T-800 are stacking up ammunition. They start to talk about emotions and fear of death. John describes his childhood and his feelings about his mother's previous lovers.
  • As John and the T-800 race after Sarah to prevent her from killing Dyson, John explains to him that killing is always wrong and life is important. At Dyson's home at night, a series of restored and rearranged shots show Sarah assembling her weapons (with an alternate line from Tarissa), thus building the tension of her stalking Dyson outside in his backyard.
  • At Cyberdyne, the gang destroys the lab; Dyson himself shatters a large scale model of the Skynet chip with an axe. There is a dialogue change as the police arrive, since the police radio dispatch is not continuous anymore. The theatrical edition mentions the 1984 police station shootout, and the special edition focuses more on a repeat/correction of the Cyberdyne address.
  • In the factory after the T-1000 is shattered, we see that it's beginning to lose control of its morphing. Its hand takes on black and yellow stripes when it grabs a railing, and later its feet squish and morph into the steel floor pattern on each step. Several minutes later, when it morphs into Sarah Connor, John looks down and notices the T-1000's feet combining with the steel floor right before telling the real Sarah to shoot it.
  • After the theatrical credits have run in their entirety, there are special edition credits.
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Soundtracks

Bad to the Bone
(1982)
Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers (as George Thorogood and The Destroyers)
Written by George Thorogood
Published by Del Sound Music (BMI)
Courtesy of EMI Records USA
A Division of Capital Records, inc.
by Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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The best action sequel of all time and one of the best Schwarzenegger's movies my personal favorite
6 January 2018 | by ivo-cobra8See all my reviews

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is (1991) is the best action sci-fi flick movie from the 90's ever made of all time. Terminator 2 is my personal favorite film I absolutely love this movie to death! Is my number 1 best movie ever till today the best of the best epic movie of all time. T2 was nominated for 4.Oscars the only movie of the franchise was nominated for an Oscar. If you watch T2 carefully and follow the story you never got bored and you are very entertained. This movie kicks ass! I love the hospital scenes mostly at night, the Cyberdyne building action sequences and of course steel mill action sequences are perfect for this film. This film deals with a lot of action, sci-fi and does involves a lot of paradox past travel. There is a lot of explosions and automatic weapons used in the movie and they are used well thousands of bullets are fired and explosive projectiles are fired at the police cars.

Arnold Schwarzenegger as the good terminator T-800 did an awesome Terrific real job, he acted believably as one of his best characters I ever saw on screen. Terminator walks to the front of the building and kicks a desk out a window. Than ignores the police's order to surrender and fires a M134 Minigun with Chainsaw grip at the police cars below, avoiding the humans. The helicopter pilot moves away. Terminator than uses a M79 grenade launcher to destroy two more vehicles. Its heads-up display indicates no human casualties. The film has a heart and is the best film in the world.

Robert Patrick as T-1000 is "a mimetic Polly-alloy" or "liquid metal." He can shape shift to match other people he touches, after first arriving in present time, he decides to have his base form be that of a nearby cop he killed and passes himself off as a cop in that form. The truck chase scene is awesome and the crash is also awesome. The truck that hit in to another column in the canal and explodes, T-1000 emerges as a shiny, featureless, liquid metal figure. Its features become more pronounced and its colors return to normal, returning to the form of the unharmed pseudo-cop is awesome. It shows what his character can do.

Linda Hamilton is the only Sarah Connor she acted her character perfectly here she played her character genius and very convincing and real, tough beyond all belief and completely focused on preventing the nuclear war and ensuring John's safety. Sarah Connor is her best performance ever in the both Terminator films. Little out of her mind with paranoia and anger: amazingly, you see actual character development (specifically, when John and T101 arrive at Dyson's house to prevent her from doing what she wants to).

Edward Furlong, is the only John Connor for me, is not bad himself as the extroverted kid who's confused by the fact that everyone except his mom told him his entire upbringing was based on a lie. The bit players all do their jobs well. Earl Boen plays the semi-sadistic mental hospital warden Dr. Silberman from the first film The Terminator (1984) that stands between Sarah Connor and her son (until the T1000 makes a chilling entrance).

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Robert Patrick did there best acting performances, those actors who played there characters are beloved till this days and Terminator 2 has since been ranked as one of the greatest action, science fiction sequel films of all time.

Twin sister of Linda Hamilton also appeared as Leslie Hamilton Gearren as Twin Sarah in dream she was for real there wasn't no CGI in here. Twin brothers Don Stanton and Dan Stanton both of actors appeared in here one as Lewis the Guard the other as Lewis as T-1000 who kills lewis they were for real no CGI, except special effects for T-1000 knife. Terminator special effects were designed by Stan Winston R.I.P. who has done incredible job making those effects.

The film is absolutely filled with great, classic moments. T2 is James Cameron masterpiece. This wouldn't be an action movie without some action. James Cameron writes, produces and directs brilliantly this film. Brad Fiedel does a perfect music score to the film. American rock band Guns N' Roses wrote a single for this movie "You Could Be Mine" and Schwarzenegger appeared in the music video as T-800 in the music video for this movie.

The chopper scene that crashed in to a SWAT van and explodes was awesome. The CGI and special effects are awesome. This movie is what it is, a perfect 10, because it takes the vision of one of the most imaginative directors on Earth, and realizes them almost perfectly with all the tools that fit the task actors, stunts, puppetry, models and special effects designed from Stan Winston.

It is Rated R for strong sci-fi action and violence, and for language, it is a perfect film from the 90's that I have grew up with it. 10/10 Score: Bad Ass Seal Of Approval


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