The Terminator

1984

James Cameron
Director
Hemdale
Production Company
MGM
Distributor
Orion Pictures
Production Company
Pacific Western
Production Company

A killer robot travels back in time to rearrange history. The best cheesy sci-fi B movie ever. Catapulted Arnold to mega-stardom and movie odd-job man James Cameron to A-list director. The stop-motion effects seem a little quaint these days, but this is still a low-budget masterpiece. Oh, and at it's core is a romantic liason that has been beyond the reach of any other action film. Highly recommended.

Note: Brad Rearden is credited as one of the punks, but it appears that this third punk was actually played by David Kristin. Supposedly he had an argument with Cameron on set and was denied credit.On the DVD Easter eggs, Mark Goldblatt talks about them re-shooting the scene with the punks, purportedly because there was bad acting (was Rearden fired and replaced?) Judging by photos of the two actors, it does appear to be Kristin in the finished film, and Kristin's daughter posted on the old IMDb film boards asking why her late father wasn't listed in the film credits. Would appreciate any further confirmation of this, though.

Orginally done 19 June 2008, redone from BluRay 27 October 2021.



26th October 1984
Cinema



107 mins
1.85:1


11th January 1985
Cinema



107 mins
1.85:1


3rd September 1997
DVD



107 mins
1.85:1


19th March 2001
DVD



103 mins
1.78:1

Terminator (Special Edition)
2nd October 2001
DVD



107 mins
1.85:1


20th June 2006
Blu-Ray



108 mins
1.85:1


20th June 2006
DVD



107 mins
1.85:1


5th June 2007
DVD



107 mins
1.85:1




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Arnold Schwarzenegger
T-800 / The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger
T-800 / The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger
T-800 / The Terminator
Michael Biehn
Kyle Reese
Michael Biehn
Kyle Reese
Michael Biehn
Kyle Reese
Linda Hamilton
Sarah Connor
Linda Hamilton
Sarah Connor
Linda Hamilton
Sarah Connor
Paul Winfield
Lieutenant Ed Traxler
Lance Henriksen
Detective Hal Vukovich
Rick Rossovich
Matt Buchanan
Bess Motta
Ginger Ventura
Earl Boen
Dr. Peter Silberman
Dick Miller
Pawn Shop Clerk
Shawn Schepps
Nancy
Bruce M. Kerner
Desk Sergeant
Franco Columbu
Future Terminator
Bill Paxton
Punk Leader
Brad Rearden
Punk
(see note)
Brian Thompson
Punk
William Wisher
Policeman
(as William Wisher Jr.)
Ken Fritz
Policeman
Tom Oberhaus
Policeman
Ed Dogans
Cop in Alley
Joe Farago
TV Anchorman
Hettie Lynne Hurtes
TV Anchorwoman
Tony Mirelez
Station Attendant
Philip Gordon
Mexican Boy
(Voice dubbing?)
Anthony T. Trujillo
Mexican Boy
Stan Yale
Derelict
Al Kahn
Customer
Leslie Morris
Customer
Hugh Farrington
Customer
Harriet Medin
Customer
Loree Frazier
Customer
James Ralston
Customer
Norman Friedman
Cleaning Man
(as Norma Friedman)
Barbara Powers
Ticket Taker
Wayne Stone
Tanker Driver
David Michels
Tanker Partner
John E. Bristol
Phone Booth Man
Webster Williams
Reporter
Patrick Pinney
Bar Customer
Bill W. Richmond
Bartender
Chino 'Fats' Williams
Truck Driver
Gregory Robbins
Motel Customer
Marianne Muellerleile
Wrong Sarah
John Durban
Sentry
David Kristin
Punk
(see note)
Robin Antin
Female Soldier in Kyle's Dream Sequence
(called Cpl. Ferro in novelization)
James Cameron
Voice on Answering Machine (Stan Morsky)
Bob Ritchie
Bar Patron
(not 100% sure)
Darrell Mapson
Bar Patron at Pay Phone with Sarah
Marian Green
Dancer Shot by Terminator
J. Randolph Harrison
Policeman Pursuing Kyle
John Stuart West
MacDougal
Tony Cecere
Stunts
Jeffrey J. Dashnaw
Stunts
(as Jeff Dashnow)
Diamond Farnsworth
Stunts
(as Hill Farmsworth)
Sue Fish
Stunts
(as J. Suzanne Fish)
Ken Fritz
Stunt Coordinator: Second Unit
Stunt Double: Michael Biehn
Marian Green
Stunts
(as Marion Green)
Tom Hart
Stunts
Gene Hartline
Stunts
Jean Malahni
Stunts
Stunt Double: Linda Hamilton
Gary McLarty
Stunts
Frank Orsatti
Stunts
Jim Stern
Stunts
Pete Turner
Stunts
(as Peter Turner)
Peter Kent
Stunt Double: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Jeff Habberstad
Stunts
Rob King
Stunts
Gregory Robbins
Stunts
Lee Waddell
Stunts
Glenn R. Wilder
Stunts
Eddy Donno
Stunt Driver
Monty Jordan
Stunt Driver


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