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      Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

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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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      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)


      Over 10 years have passed since the first robot called The Terminator tried to kill Sarah Connor and her unborn son, John. The man who will become the future leader of the human resistance against the Machines is now a healthy young boy. However, another Terminator, called the T-1000, is sent back through time by the supercomputer Skynet. This new Terminator is more advanced and more powerful than its predecessor and its mission is to kill John Connor when he's still a child. However, Sarah and John do not have to face the threat of the T-1000 alone. Another Terminator (identical to the same model that tried and failed to kill Sarah Conner in 1984) is also sent back through time. This Terminator has been reprogrammed by the future Resistance on the orders of adult John. This Terminator's mission is to protect John and Sarah Connor at all costs. The battle for tomorrow has begun. Written by Eric ggg

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      Conocían su secreto, conocían su misión, lo que nadie sabe, es que ahora son dos. -In Argentine. See more »


      Action | Sci-Fi


      II | See all certifications »

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      English | Spanish

      Release Date:

      1 August 1991 (Hong Kong) See more »

      Also Known As:

      Terminator 2 See more »

      Filming Locations:

      Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »


      Box Office


      $102,000,000 (estimated)

      Opening Weekend USA:

      $31,765,506, 7 July 1991

      Gross USA:


      Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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      Technical Specs


      | (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 (CFI)

      Aspect Ratio:

      2.39 : 1
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      Did You Know?


      In a deleted scene from The Terminator, Sarah looks up Cyberdyne Systems in a phone book and tries to convince Reese that they could blow up Cyberdyne, thus preventing Judgment Day and the future war against the machines. Reese disagrees, telling Sarah that such a move would be tactically dangerous and that blowing up Cyberdyne is not his mission. In Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah, John, Dyson and the T-800 actually do blow up Cyberdyne Systems and Sarah wears Reese's trench coat whilst doing so. See more »


      (at around 6 mins) When both Terminators arrive from the future, the time machine apparently creates a spherical bubble that leaves red-hot edges. This wouldn't be a problem for the T-1000, but when the T-800 arrives he is on his hands and knees in a red-hot circle of melted asphalt. Since he's covered in human skin, his hands, feet and knees should be burned, but they aren't. See more »


      [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

      On the 'Ultimate Edition' DVD as well as the 'Skynet Edition' Blu-ray, there are three versions of the film, albeit only two at the menu, the Theatrical and Special Edition versions. However, highlighting the 'Special Edition' option and keying in '82997' (August 29, 1997), will open a Extended Special Edition Option, with the T-1000 searching John's room and an Alternate ending added on and replaced. Some DVD players may need to push ENTER between each digit. See more »


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      Still going strong
      26 April 2006 | by lincoln-mauriceSee all my reviews

      15 years on and still Terminator 2 remains a turning point in cinematic history introducing the world to photo-realistic computer generated 3D rendering. To this day, this is still an astounding achievement, however (ironically) these are the things that re-watching the film now, you notice as not being to the standard we now expect films to be.

      As a result of this, you're then forced to look beyond the graphics in search of other quality. When I last watched it (about 3 weeks ago), something stood out to me that never did before because of no longer being mesmerised by the graphics.

      This was the interactions between characters who are gritting, no nonsense, hard edged people, but those who care deeply for one another. In particular, I'm referring to Sarah and John Connor, but also to the inhuman T-101 in all it's programming trying to humanise itself (at the demand if John).

      Though these might sound like day to day interactions (pardoning the whole terminator and robotic elements here), but to put them onto film and not have them feel forced or contrived is quite a feat, and all of these were achieved far above the expectation of one watching an "action" movie. You truly believe that John is devastated to have to lose T-101. You can tell he's fearful about Sarah going off to kill the man who would kill the world, unwittingly.

      I urge you all to sit down and watch this film again. You will remember things you've long since forgotten, and maybe appreciate something you never even noticed was there before.

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