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Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

R | | Action, Sci-Fi | 2 July 2003 (USA)
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A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 25-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.

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... John Connor
... Kate Brewster
... T-X
... Robert Brewster
... Scott Petersen
... Dr. Peter Silberman
... Betsy (as Moira Harris)
... Chief Engineer
... Brewster's Aide (as Chris Lawford)
... Rich Woman
... Cop - Westside Street
... Roadhouse Bouncer
... Roadhouse Clubgoer #1
... Roadhouse Clubgoer #1
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More than 10 years after 'Terminator 2', John Connor now exists only as a drifter - living 'off the grid', so no more Terminators from the future can hunt him down. Unfortunately, SkyNet does send another one back - and this one is called the T-X, even more powerful & advanced than the dreaded T-1000. However, another CSM-101 Terminator is also sent back to protect John against the T-X. Now, Skynet is patiently assuming control of civilian computer systems, under the guise of a computer virus. John has also met his future wife, Kate Brewster, whose father - a U.S. Air Force General - is in charge of the military computer systems & is leery of up linking SkyNet. However, when the SkyNet virus infects the U.S military computers & leaves the country open to attack, the machines begin their horrific takeover. Soon a nuclear war will result - and the war against the machines will begin. Can the outdated CSM-101 Terminator eliminate the highly advanced T-X - or will a darker future await ... Written by Derek O'Cain

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The Machines Will Rise See more »

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

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Budget:

$200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,041,440, 6 July 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$150,371,112

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$283,000,000
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Kristanna Loken's most challenging scene was when the T-X was stuck to the particle accelerator. It was difficult because she had to go from running to being spreadeagled in an instant without interruption. And because she had to keep such a rigid posture, she wound up with bruises up and down her arms for weeks afterward. See more »

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When we see Kate riding in the passenger seat of the RV, several views show only a square RV window behind her, with a flat wall forward of that. Other shots show (correctly) an angled window ahead of the square one. See more »

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John Connor: [voiceover] The future has not been written. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. I wish I could believe that. My name is John Connor, they tried to murder me before I was born, when I was 13 they tried again. Machines from the future. Terminators. All my life my mother told me the storm was coming, Judgment Day, the beginning of the war between man and machines. Three billion lives would vanish in an instant, and I would lead what was left of the human race to ultimate ...
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Jay Acovone is credited as Jay Acavone. See more »

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Why the Hate?

I truly don't get the hate for this movie, unless you're one of those types that goes to comicon and asks questions about insanely obscure trivia to flaunt your vast knowledge of the T universe or writes erotic terminator fan-fiction from your mom's basement.

It's the least of the three terminators, yes. But the least in a series of such high quality and entertainment value that to suggest this is one of the worst sequels ever is just plain hyperbolic stupidity. One of the things I keep seeing mentioned is the less serious parts. What is wrong with some humor? It was hardly even close to enough to call it a comedy and none of it was bad enough to induce groans. T2, and even T1, had humorous bits but I don't hear complaints about them. I don't know what people were expecting. They act like this is the Phantom Menace of the Terminator franchise. Please.

It's got solid action (including one of the best destructive car chase sequences ever imho), it's exciting, it's got decent acting and effects. Get over your butthurt fanboy gripes and just enjoy it.


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