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Terminator Genisys (2015)

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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
Byung-hun Lee ... 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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Reset the Future. 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?


Bringing back Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator for the reboot and for the current timeline was heavily influenced by Star Trek (2009): Spock Prime (Leonard Nimoy) enters an alternate timeline and meets his younger self (Zachary Quinto) and a younger Captain James T. Kirk (Chris Pine). See more »


The bus scene on the Golden Gate is wrong on so many levels. First, the bus is a rear engine model known as a "pusher". It is evident by the lack of grill in the front for a radiator. As the name sounds, the engine is in the very back of the bus. The differential points rearward, rather than forward. As a result, the drive shaft isn't present in the section of the bus forward of the rear axle. However, they show John Connor grabbing the phantom drive shaft just behind the front axle. Secondly, if this was a front engine model and John actually managed to break the drive shaft it would not catapult the bus. MythBusters debunked this myth several years ago with a car. Third, when the bus does flip it lands on the back end. In this shot you can clearly see the drive train of a rear engine model. The cg guys forgot that they needed to use a front engine model so that they would have a drive shaft to use for the bus flip. 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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Follows The Terminator (1984) See more »


Love Runs Out
Written by Ryan Tedder, Brent Kutzle, Drew Brown, Eddie Fisher & Zach Filkins
Performed by OneRepublic
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

The Terminator Movie We Should Have Got in 2009
2 July 2015 | by jakermalSee all my reviews

I'm a huge Terminator fan, so I was excited when I heard about this. I think the first Terminator trilogy was great. Then came salvation which just ruined it all (yes I think T3 is a good movie). This is the first Terminator Movie I saw in theaters and I'm going to say, It's great. Just like Jurassic world it rebooted the franchise and I'm excited for a sequel.

People might complain about the PG-13 rating and how it might suck like salvation. I'm surprised it was rated PG-13, They drop F bombs and a lot of s***. I wouldn't be surprised if it gets rated r in a few days.

When you go into this movie I highly recommend you see at least the first movie as there is a lot messing with the time line and I'm just going to say that as the rest would spoil the movie.

Arnold's Performance is the best, I found myself laughing my butt off at some of the stuff he says. This is the funniest Terminator movie to date.

This is a great movie and I HIGHLY recommend to see it. If it was on laser disc I'd buy it

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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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