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.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Back to the Future Part III
Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
The action scenes were shot at a tight schedule due to the nighttime setting.
What the hell? Goddamn son of a bitch...
(at around 1h 2 mins) When Kyle rescues Sarah (during the police station massacre), he screams "Sarah!" loud enough for anyone nearby to hear it. However, this does not draw attention to the Terminator himself, allowing Reese and Sarah to make their escape.
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.
When aired on USA and SCI-FI, the following alterations were made: when both Terminator and Reese arrive from the future, the supposed dirty mumblings of the witnesses (a garbage truck driver and a bum) have been edited. When the Terminator visits the first wrong Sarah, his original scene of him shooting her six times is changed to one shot with the BANG cut out. The scenes where Kyle hotwires the cars is edited, as is the scene of Sarah waitressing in the restaurant and a kid drops a spoonful of ice cream in her apron.
$4,020,663 (USA) (28 October 1984)