The Terminator

The Terminator

James Cameron (1984)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Arnold Schwarzenegger said "I'll be back," and he was, seven years later. But the success of the subsequent sequels should not undermine the powerhouse strengths of James Cameron's original hi-tech nightmare. Arnie is perfectly cast as the violent cyborg who is time-warped from the future to alter the nuclear war-torn course of history, while Linda Hamilton shines as the bewildered waitress who will unwittingly become the saviour of the human race. Maximum excitement is generated from the first frame and the dynamic thrills are maintained right up to the nerve-jangling climax. Wittily written with a nice eye for sharp detail, it's hard sci-fi action all the way.


A cyborg assassin is sent on a murderous mission back in time to the 20th century, where he wreaks havoc while searching for his intended victim - a woman whose unborn son is destined to lead the human race in a war against machines. However, a soldier has also been sent from the future to protect her. James Cameron's sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and Michael Biehn.

Cast & Crew

The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kyle Reese Michael Biehn
Sarah Connor Linda Hamilton
Traxler Paul Winfield
Vukovich Lance Henriksen
Matt Rick Rossovich
Ginger Bess Motta
Silberman Earl Boen
Pawn shop clerk Dick Miller
Nancy Shawn Schepps
Desk sergeant Bruce M Kerner
Future Terminator Franco Columbu
Punk leader Bill Paxton
Punk Brad Reardon
Punk Brian Thompson
Cop in alley Ed Dogans
TV anchorman Joe Farago
TV anchorwoman Hettie Lynne Hurtes
Station attendant Tony Mirelez
Director James Cameron
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Park CircusGuidance: Violence, swearing, a sex scene, nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Jun 2015