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“ Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th ”

The T-800 explains the progress of Skynet to Sarah Connor

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) is the well-executed, action-packed sequel to the earlier film of the same name. Arnold Schwarzenegger's Terminator (cyborg) character of the first film, The Terminator (1984) told everyone: "I'll be back" - and proved it with this film.

The sequel reunited director James Cameron and the two major stars, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton.

The screenplay was written by Cameron and William Wisher, and Cameron was responsible for both production and direction. The science-fiction blockbuster is known for its computer-generated special effects (created by George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic) and dazzling, non-stop action sequences. The film won four Academy Awards for its Sound, Visual Effects, Makeup, and Sound Effects Editing.


Released: 1991
Budget: $100 million
Grossed: $200 million (domestically), $500 million (world-wide)
Running time: 2 hrs. 19 min
Rating: R
Main cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator)
Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor)
Robert Patrick (T-1000)
Edward Furlong (John Connor)
Joe Morton (Miles Dyson)
Directing: James Cameron
Screenwriting: James Cameron
William Wisher
Producing: Stephanie Austin
James Cameron
Gale Anne Hurd
Mario Kassar
B.J. Rack
Studio: Carolco


Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in the sequel to 'The Terminator'. This time, he has been reprogrammed by John Connor himself to protect the new target: a teenage John (Edward Furlong). The new assassin is a deadly, more advanced T-1000 (Robert Patrick), a mimetic poly-alloy. The T-1000 has the ability to take on the form of an object or person it comes in contact with. It kills its way to John, who escapes with the T-800 Terminator. Along the way, they pick up John's mother Sarah (Linda Hamilton), and the big man of Cyberdyne Systems' Special Projects Division, Miles Dyson (Joe Morton), who will be responsible for the creation of the first cybernetic defence system. The battle ends in an incredible showdown in a steel mill, and John and Sarah seal the fate of humanity.

Co-writer William Wisher, Jr. has a cameo as a photo-taking tourist. The ground-breaking computer effects in this film are a landmark in morphing technology. Director James Cameron has since started a digital effects corporation called 'Digital Domain'.

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