Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Director: James Cameron

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong

     
 

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A sequel to the sci-fi action thriller that made him and star Arnold Schwarzenegger A-list Hollywood names, writer/director James Cameron upped the ante with this follow-up by employing a more sweeping storyline and cutting-edge special effects. Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor, now a single mother to rebellious teen John Connor (Edward Furlong), during the late

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A sequel to the sci-fi action thriller that made him and star Arnold Schwarzenegger A-list Hollywood names, writer/director James Cameron upped the ante with this follow-up by employing a more sweeping storyline and cutting-edge special effects. Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor, now a single mother to rebellious teen John Connor (Edward Furlong), during the late nineties. Having been informed by a time-traveling soldier in the first film that John will one day grow up to become humanity's savior from a computer-controlled Armageddon, Sarah has responded by becoming a muscle-bound she-warrior bent on educating John in survival tactics and battle strategies. Her ranting about humankind's future has landed Sarah in an insane asylum and John in the foster care system. The rebellious John has responded to his situation by getting into scrapes with the law. When a new and improved Terminator android called the T-1000 (Robert Patrick) arrives from the future to eliminate John, an older model T-800 (Schwarzenegger) is sent to protect the boy. The T-1000, however, has the ability to morph itself into any shape it desires, allowing it chameleon-like powers and near indestructibility. The T-800 saves John's life and helps break Sarah out of the institution. Staying only one step ahead of the dogged T-1000, Sarah leads her son and the T-800 to the headquarters of Cyberdyne Systems, the company that will invent a robotic intelligence that will eventually take over the world. There, they attempt to convince inventor Miles Dyson (Joe Morton) to help them stop the future from ever occurring by destroying his work. Dyson sacrifices himself in an explosion to save the world, leading to a final showdown between the two Terminators at a steel foundry. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), which won four Oscars in technical categories for its groundbreaking effects, was followed by a short sequel filmed exclusively as an attraction for theme parks, Terminator 2: 3-D Battle Across Time (1996).

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Barnes & Noble - J. D. Merill
James Cameron continued the enormously entertaining saga of the Terminator with this in-your-face blockbuster that garnered four Oscars for its spectacular and revolutionary special effects. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the futuristic killing machine, only this time he has a new mission: to protect ten-year-old John Connor (Edward Furlong) from a faster, stronger Terminator (played to scary perfection by Robert Patrick). Linda Hamilton returns as John's mother, Sarah Connor, delivering one of the stronger female roles this side of Sigourney Weaver's Ripley in the Alien series. Cameron supplies much needed humor this time around and makes a breakthrough in movie magic -- supplying the new Terminator with the ability to morph into whatever he touches. The mind-boggling special effects didn't come cheap; this flick's budget doubled that of the first Terminator. But it was worth it: Unlike most sequels, T2 is actually better than the original.
All Movie Guide
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is most notable for being one of the first films to seamlessly combine a large amount of computer graphics -- in this case, the "morphing" technique -- with live action. Director James Cameron's bigger-budgeted sequel to his 1984 hit, Terminator, T2 capitalizes on Arnold Schwarzenegger's increased stardom by changing the persona of his indestructible cyborg character from creature of destruction to lovable protector. After a number of TV parts and supporting film roles, Linda Hamilton comes into her own as a believable action hero, expertly balancing human drama with a rough, taut physicality. Newcomer Edward Furlong is also quite good as her rebellious son. As with many of Cameron's films, however, the visual effects are what make the movie really stand out. Integrated into several lengthy action sequences, the indestructible molten-metal villain (played in human form by Robert Patrick) is audacious and exciting, enough so to avoid becoming stale even on repeat viewings.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/03/2003
UPC:
0012236146292
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:32:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Arnold Schwarzenegger The Terminator
Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor
Edward Furlong John Connor
Robert Patrick T-1000
Earl Boen Dr. Silberman
Joe Morton Miles Dyson
S. Epatha Merkerson Tarissa Dyson
Castulo Guerra Enrique Salceda
Jenette Goldstein Janelle Voight
Leslie Hamilton Gaerren Twin Sarah
Jared Lounsberry Kid
DeVaughn Walter Nixon Danny Dyson
Danny Cooksey Tim
Ken Gibbel Douglas
Robert Winley Cigar Biker
Pete Schrum Lloyd
Shane Wilder Trucker
Michael Edwards Old John Connor
Casey Chavez Kid
Ennalls Berl Bryant
Don Lake Mossberg
Richard Vidan Weatherby
Tom McDonald Cop
Jim Palmer Jock
Gerard G. Williams Jock
Gwenda Deacon Night Nurse
Don Stanton Lewis the Guard
Dan Stanton Lewis as T-1000
Colin Patrick Lynch Attendant
Noel Evangelisti Hospital Guard
Nikki Cox Girl
Lisa Brinegar Girl
Dalton Abbott Infant John Connor
Tony Simotes Vault Guard
Diane Rodriguez Jolanda Salceda
Ron Young Pool Cue Biker
Charles Robert Brown Tattoo Biker
Abdul Salaam El Razaac Gibbons
Mike Muscat Moshier
Dean Norris SWAT Team Leader
Charles Tamburro Police Chopper Pilot
J. Rob Jordan Pickup Truck Driver
Denney Pierce Burly Attendant
Mark Christopher Lawrence Burly Attendant
Pat Kouri SWAT Leader
Van Ling Cyberdine Tech
Peter Kent Mr. Schwarzenegger's Stand-In
Xander Berkeley Todd Voight
Terrence Evans Tanker Truck Driver

Technical Credits
James Cameron Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg Cinematographer
Scott E. Anderson Special Effects
Stephanie Austin Co-producer
Conrad Buff Editor
Jeff Dawn Makeup
John M. Dwyer Set Decoration/Design
Brad Fiedel Score Composer
Mali Finn Casting
Mark Goldblatt Editor
Richard A. Harris Editor
Gale Anne Hurd Executive Producer
Mario Kassar Executive Producer
Joseph P. Lucky Art Director
Dennis Muren Special Effects
Joseph C. Nemec Production Designer
Dirk Petersmann Production Designer
B.J. Rack Co-producer
Michael St. Hilaire Camera Operator
Marlene Stewart Costumes/Costume Designer
Stan Winston Makeup Special Effects
William Wisher Screenwriter

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
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Linda Hamilton returns as Sarah Connor, now a single mother to rebellious teen John Connor. Having been informed by a time-traveling soldier in the first film that John will one day grow up to become humanity's savior from a computer-controlled Armageddon, Sarah has responded by becoming a muscle-bound she-warrior bent on educating John in survival tactics and battle strategies. Her ranting about mankind's future has landed Sarah in an insane asylum and John in the foster care system. The rebellious John has responded to his situation by getting into scrapes with the law. When a new and improved Terminator android called the T-1000 arrives from the future to eliminate John, an older model T-800 played by Schwarzenegger who is sent to protect the boy. The T-1000, however, has the ability to morph itself into any shape it desires, allowing it chameleon-like powers and near indestructibility. The T-800 saves John's life and helps breaks Sarah out of the institution. Staying only one step ahead of the dogged T-1000, Sarah leads her son and the T-800 to the headquarters of Cyberdyne Systems, the company that will invent a robotic intelligence that will eventually take over the world. There, they attempt to convince inventor Miles Dyson to help them stop the future from ever occurring by destroying his work. Dyson sacrifices himself in an explosion to save the world, leading to a final showdown between the two.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In this action thriller Arnold Swarznegger plays the role of the Termintor, but unlike the first one he is not a bad, evil machine. His mission is to protect John Connor as a teenager who later grows up to be leader of the Human Resitance in 2029. Robert Patrick plays the role of the T-1000.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is absolutely a great movie, nothing to say but just waiting for Terminator 3. It will not be a complete story without T3.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a masterpiece all together. Great sci-fi action and fx. Storyline is iffy though. I am anxious for TERMINATOR 3.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best T2 since theaters. The THX quality and Dolby Surround Sound make you feel as if you are in a movie theater. I've thought I knew a bunch about the movie, but I didn't know nothing until now thanks to the extensive library. This is a must buy for your DVD collection.
Guest More than 1 year ago
T2 was an awsome movie with cutting edge special effects and a great plot. It goes on from the first movie and has much better special effects. I think this is the best sequel of all time
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those who have been waiting for over 12 years to see the new T3 - God bless you!! Go ahead to watch this remarkable T2 again. Hope that it is no need to wait another 12 years for T4 to continue the unfinished story in T2.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great Movie! I loved the T-1000. Great effects at that point. But Cameron, why must we always look at a puppet Arnold?
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's the one of the best movies yet made on the whole entire planet! The acting is perfect (It has great actors/actresses, which fit in their roles perfectly). Too bad I haven't seen the third one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love T-1000 and the Teminator they are so cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best science fiction movie ever along side Alien and Star Wars (4, 5, 6,). This one of course is much better than the original with better effects and the storyline is quite interesting too. Enjoyed it VERY much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One day I was watching final destination 3 and I thought hey the Terminator movies kind of remind me of the F.D movies except with out the accidents and the visions. So it's like your wondering who's next in the Terminator movies also it felt as if the Terminator movies had started the F.D movies. that's why I titled my headline F.D 4,5,6 because it seems to me that the Terminator started the F.D movies but just like star wars the Terminator went with F.D 4,5,6 and then they came out with F.D 1,2,3 but with different character's and with the accidents like when Wendi had the vision that the roller coaster was going to crash in F.D 3. Basically what I am trying say in this review is that in my opinion the terminator seemed to have started final destination. "I wonder if the terminator actually started the idea for the F.D seres"
Guest More than 1 year ago
If the smurfs attacked the Terminator with a can of Raid and then invited him to a tea party where they served toasted hairballs, then math would be an easy course. Cheating with Doritos can help John Connor keep from sniffing markers and redirect him back to sniffing paint. The movie was great escapism for Final Fantasy fans who sleep with Pikachu. Carrots are not Sara Connor's favorite, but candy corn drenched in cow blood may be. Watching this movie in reverse is as fun as leeching Star Trek tribbles with candy canes! Definetly a must see... or smell
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'LL BE BOCK! ......to watch it again! haha, seriously, this is the best movie ever made. EVER MADE. I heard that all the actors won Oscars. ALL. Even the cops that get shot in the leg when Ah-nold lights 'em up with the mini-gun from the Skynet offices got Oscars. If you want to tick your woman off during 'movie night', rent this...she'll hate it, you'll love it, and she'll fall asleep all mad while you enjoy a total dude-flick. Bright site #2, is that you won't have to listen to her yell at you all night because off all the explosions/guns/fighting action in the movie. Buy it...don't rent, BUY. ..also, I don't think anyone really got an Oscar for this.
technophile More than 1 year ago
Definitive BluRay edition of T2 with metallic-like head. BluRay edition is exceptionally clear both in sight and sound. And the cool packaging will be collector's memorabilia in the future - your grandkids will ask what the head was used for.
dimz More than 1 year ago
this is the greatest movie of all time. im not kidding. we all know cameron is a genius n this is his masterpiece in my opinion. to this day not other sci fi / action movie does it for me because T2 blows it out of the water. ive seen this movie 52 times lol
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