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The Terminator

  • Drama
  • Science and technology
  • 1984
  • James Cameron
  • 107 mins
  • 18

Summary

Science-fiction action thriller starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton. In the not-too-distant future, machines rule the Earth and are locked in combat with a gallant band of freedom fighters led by John Connor. Back in present-day Los Angeles, his mother Sarah is unaware of her role in the struggles to come, until the arrival of a Terminator, a terrifying robot assassin whose only purpose is to kill her and thereby change the future.

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Review

A star rating of 5 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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The TerminatorArnold Schwarzenegger
Kyle ReeseMichael Biehn
Sarah ConnorLinda Hamilton
TraxlerPaul Winfield
VukovichLance Henriksen
MattRick Rossovich
GingerBess Motta
SilbermanEarl Boen
Pawn shop clerkDick Miller
NancyShawn Schepps
Desk sergeantBruce M Kerner
Future TerminatorFranco Columbu
Punk leaderBill Paxton
PunkBrad Reardon
PunkBrian Thompson
Cop in alleyEd Dogans
TV anchormanJoe Farago
TV anchorwomanHettie Lynne Hurtes
Station attendantTony Mirelez

Crew

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DirectorJames Cameron

Details

Theatrical distributor
Park Circus
Released on
2015-06-19
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing, a sex scene, nudity.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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