R | | Action, Sci-Fi
A seemingly indestructible android 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.
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There is an asteroid named 99942 Apophis which at one time was thought to impact the earth in 2029; the same year that the opening scene of this film takes place.
What the hell? Goddamn son of a bitch...
(at around 1h 26 mins) When the black pickup rolls over, it is obvious that it has no engine, transmission, or driveshaft.
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.
The film was originally mixed in mono due to budgetary limitations, so a new 5.1 digital stereo surround mix was created by Skywalker Sound for the 2001 special edition DVD. A large number of effects (like gunshots) were completely re-recorded and a possible continuity error was fixed: The sound of a door closing is added after the T-800 walks out of the police station, thus explaining why the door is no longer open when he returns in the car. This same 5.1 mix has been used for subsequent TV-airings and re-releases, including the 2008 Blu-ray.
$4,020,663 (USA) (28 October 1984)
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