The Terminator

1984, Mystery & thriller/Sci-fi, 1h 48m

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With its impressive action sequences, taut economic direction, and relentlessly fast pace, it's clear why The Terminator continues to be an influence on sci-fi and action flicks. Read critic reviews

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Disguised as a human, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) travels from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton). Sent to protect Sarah is Kyle Reese (Michael Biehn), who divulges the coming of Skynet, an artificial intelligence system that will spark a nuclear holocaust. Sarah is targeted because Skynet knows that her unborn son will lead the fight against them. With the virtually unstoppable Terminator in hot pursuit, she and Kyle attempt to escape.

Cast & Crew

Linda Hamilton
Sarah Connor
Paul Winfield
Lieutenant Ed Traxler
Lance Henriksen
Detective Vukovich
Rick Rossovich
Matt Buchanan
Bess Motta
Ginger Ventura
Earl Boen
Dr. Peter Silberman
Dick Miller
Pawnshop Clerk
Bruce Kerner
Desk Sergeant
Franco Columbu
Future Terminator
Bill Paxton
Punk Leader
John Daly
Executive Producer
Derek Gibson
Executive Producer
Joe Dolce
Original Music
Brad Fiedel
Original Music
Tane McClure
Original Music
Adam Greenberg
Cinematographer
George Costello
Art Direction
Betsy Magruder
First Assistant Director
James Cameron
Screenwriter
Gale Anne Hurd
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