Terminator, The (1984)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator
Michael Biehn Kyle Reese
Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor
Paul Winfield Traxler
Lance Henriksen Vukovich
Rick Rossovich Matt
Bess Motta Ginger
Patrick Pinney Bar Customer
Barbara Powers Ticket Taker
James Ralston Customer
David Hyde Pierce Tanker Partner
Bill Paxton Punk Leader
Stanzi Stokes Punk
Shawn Schepps Nancy
Brad Reardon Punk
Earl Boen Dr. Peter Silberman
Dick Miller Pawnshop Clerk
Michael Beihn
Brian Thompson Punk
Chino "Fats" Williams Truck Driver
Movie Details
Genre Action / Adventure; Sci-Fi; Sci-Fi / Fantasy
Director James Cameron
Producer John Daly; Derek Gibson; Gale Anne Hurd
Writer James Cameron; Harlan Ellison
Studio Image Ent.
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 1 hr 48 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 7.9
Endlessly imitated, The Terminator made the reputation of cowriter/director James Cameron -- who would go on to make 1997's titanic Titanic -- and solidified the stardom of Arnold Schwarzenegger . The movie begins in a post-apocalyptic 2029, when Los Angeles has been largely reduced to rubble and is under the thumb of all-powerful ruling machines. Kyle Reese ( Michael Biehn ), a member of the human resistance movement, is teleported back to 1984. His purpose: to rescue Sarah Connor ( Linda Hamilton ), the mother of the man who will lead the 21st-century rebels against the tyrannical machines, from being assassinated before she can give birth. Likewise thrust back to 1984 is The Terminator (Schwarzenegger), a grim, well-armed, virtually indestructable cyborg who has been programmed to eliminate Sarah Connor. After killing two "Sarah Connors" who turn out to be the wrong women, he finally aims his gunsights at the genuine article. This is the film in which Schwarzenegger declared "I'll be baaaack" -- and back he was, in "kinder and gentler" form, in the even more successful Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). -- Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 32
Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 014381394924
Chapters 34
Release Date 2002
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
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