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Terminator, The Movie

80s Film Summary for Terminator, The


The premise of this 80’s movie is that a ‘Terminator’ cyborg (a creature part human, part machine) has been sent back in time from the year 2029 to May 12, 1984 to assassinate a woman named Sarah Connor (Hamilton). “The Terminator” is definitively one of the greatest sci-fi action movies of all kinds.

Terminator, The DVD

DVD Release

The DVD for the movie Terminator, The was released on June 5, 2007 by MGM Video & DVD and is rated R.


“The Terminator” (Schwarzenegger) is sent back in time by Skynet (an artificial intelligence that rules the world in 2029) in order to kill Sarah Connor (Hamilton), a woman who one day will give birth to Earth’s greatest military leader and commander of The Resistance, John Connor.

The Resistance, having found out Skynet’s plan, also sends someone to look for Sarah. Lieutenant Kyle Reese mission is to protect Sarah Connor from “The Terminator” by all costs, even with his life.


The Terminator - Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kyle Reese - Michael Biehn
Sarah Connor - Linda Hamilton
Lt. Ed Traxler - Paul Winfield
Detective Hal Vukovich - Lance Henriksen


When Kyle Reese (Biehn) saves Sarah at the nightclub shootout in “the Terminator” he says “Come with me if you want to live!” “The Terminator” says exactly the same phrase when he saves Sarah in “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”.

The initial draft of “The Terminator” movie was sold to Cameron’s former wife Gale Ann Hurd for the price of $1.

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Terminator, The was released to theatres on 10/26/1984 by Orion, and grossed $38,019,031 at the box office in the US on a budget of $6,400,000 .

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