R | | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
Arnold Schwarzenegger allegedly suggested that the advertising campaign play up the romantic subplot between Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese in order to appeal to a wider audience but his advice was ignored. The film proved surprisingly popular with ... ...
What the hell? Goddamn son of a bitch...
When Sarah is in Tech Noir walking towards the phone, she passes a man in a blue vest with a blonde mullet. In the next shot, she walks past him again, now in a entirely different spot.
The opening credits run while large outlines of the two halves of THE TERMINATOR cross each other. After the last directorial credit is shown, the title THE TERMINATOR zooms backward, is filled by metallic blue, and reveals itself.
$4,020,663 (USA) (28 October 1984)
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