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Terminator Genisys (2015)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 1 July 2015 (USA)
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When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline.


Alan Taylor
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Arnold Schwarzenegger ... Guardian
Jason Clarke ... John Connor
Emilia Clarke ... Sarah Connor
Jai Courtney ... Kyle Reese
J.K. Simmons ... O'Brien
Dayo Okeniyi ... Danny Dyson
Matt Smith ... Alex (as Matthew Smith)
Courtney B. Vance ... Miles Dyson
Lee Byung-Hun ... Cop / T-1000
Michael Gladis ... Lt. Matias
Sandrine Holt ... Detective Cheung
Wayne Bastrup ... Young O'Brien
Gregory Alan Williams ... Detective Harding (as Greg Alan Williams)
Otto Sanchez ... Detective Timmons
Matty Ferraro ... Agent Janssen


When John Connor, leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured time-line. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian, dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future.

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The rules have been reset. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and gunplay throughout, partial nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


In January 2016, it was announced that Paramount Pictures had decided to not to go ahead with the planned two sequels, in favor of Baywatch (2017), a feature film based on the television series Baywatch (1989). Later, Paramount came back on its decision, stating that it would produce Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) with the collaboration of original creator James Cameron, with an option for more sequels. See more »


(at around 1h 27 mins) Heavy vehicles, such as school buses use air brake systems. When a loss of pressure is experienced in the system, such as when John destroys the air tanks, the brakes auto-apply. The bus would therefore come to an immediate halt, not continue on with "no brakes" as is seen in the movie. See more »


[first lines]
Kyle Reese: [narrating] Before they died, my parents told me stories about how the world once was; what it was like long before I was born; before the war with the machines. They remembered a green world, vast and beautiful, filled with laughter and hope for the future. It's a world I never knew. By the time I was born, all this was gone.
Kyle Reese: "Skynet," a computer program designed to automate missile defense. It was supposed to protect us, but that's not what happened. August 29th, 1997, Skynet woke ...
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Crazy Credits

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The Terminator Theme
Written by Brad Fiedel
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You're robbing yourself of an experience
21 July 2020 | by lassekissowhSee all my reviews

For a franchise that's been losing steam for the past 23 years, this film really did a great job in bringing some new energy to the Terminator-franchise.

It takes the story and plot in a new and interesting direction and at the same time keeps familiar elements to please hardcore Terminator-fans.

The movie obviously has some flaws especially concerning John Connor's character, but overall it's an entertaining watch that is visually stunning. It has great cinematography, great action sequences and a breathtaking score by Hans Zimmer and to top it off, it has Arnold who - even though he looks older - is nowhere near obsolete. ;-)

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Release Date:

1 July 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terminator 5 See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »


Box Office


$155,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,018,486, 5 July 2015

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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