R | | Action, Sci-Fi
A cybernetic warrior from a post-apocalyptic future travels back in time to protect a 25-year old drifter and his future wife from a most advanced robotic assassin and to ensure they both survive a nuclear attack.
For advertising purposes, the Indian Motorcycle Co. donated eight "Chief" model motorcycles outfitted as California Highway Patrol bikes for use in the film, one of which was destroyed on purpose when it was crushed by a truck during a chase scene.
The future has not been written. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. I wish I could believe that. My name is John Connor, they tried to murder me before I was born, when I was 13 they tried again. Machines from the future. Terminators. ...
There is a reference to the Skynet computer operating at 60 "teraFLOPS per second", which is an inaccurate use of the term FLOPS (tera is correct, as it means trillion). A FLOP is an acronym for FlOating Point Operation and a FLOPS is a FlOating Point Operation per Second (note that FLOPS is singular, not plural). The FLOPS count is used to measure a computer's performance, particularly those in the scientific and academic fields. So to speak of "FLOPS per second" is redundant. One could argue that "FLOPS per second" refers to acceleration (such as miles per hour per hour) but members of the scientific computation field never speak of a computer's acceleration.
During the initial opening credits, a wind can be heard blowing in the background.
$44,041,440 (USA) (6 July 2003)
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