The Terminator

The Terminator (1984)

Your future is in its hands.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1984-10-26
  • User Rating: 7.641/10 from 11492 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Director: James Cameron
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In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?


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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    as The Terminator
  • Michael Biehn

    as Kyle Reese
  • Linda Hamilton

    as Sarah Connor
  • Paul Winfield

    as Lieutenant Ed Traxler
  • Lance Henriksen

    as Detective Vukovich
  • Rick Rossovich

    as Matt Buchanan
  • Bess Motta

    as Ginger Ventura
  • Earl Boen

    as Dr. Peter Silberman
  • Dick Miller

    as Pawnshop Clerk
  • Shawn Schepps

    as Nancy
  • Bruce M. Kerner

    as Desk Sergeant
  • Franco Columbu

    as Future Terminator
  • Bill Paxton

    as Punk Leader
  • Brad Rearden

    as Punk (uncredited)
  • Brian Thompson

    as Punk (uncredited)
  • William Wisher

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Ken Fritz

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Tom Oberhaus

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Ed Dogans

    as Cop in Alley (uncredited)
  • Joe Farago

    as TV Anchorman (uncredited)
  • Hettie Lynne Hurtes

    as TV Anchorwoman (uncredited)
  • Tony Mirelez

    as Station Attendant (uncredited)
  • Philip Gordon

    as Mexican Boy (uncredited)
  • Anthony Trujillo

    as Mexican Boy (uncredited)
  • Stan Yale

    as Derelict (uncredited)
  • Al Kahn

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • Leslie Morris

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • Hugh Farrington

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • Harriet Medin

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • Loree Frazier

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • James Ralston

    as Customer (uncredited)
  • Norman Friedman

    as Cleaning Man (uncredited)
  • Barbara Powers

    as Ticket Taker (uncredited)
  • Wayne Stone

    as Tanker Driver (uncredited)
  • David Michels

    as Tanker Partner (uncredited)
  • John E. Bristol

    as Phone Booth Man (uncredited)
  • Webster Williams

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Patrick Pinney

    as Bar Customer (uncredited)
  • Bill W. Richmond

    as Bartender (uncredited)
  • Chino 'Fats' Williams

    as Truck Driver (uncredited)
  • Greg Robbins

    as Motel Customer (uncredited)
  • Marianne Muellerleile

    as Wrong Sarah (uncredited)
  • John Durban

    as Sentry (uncredited)
  • Marian Green

    as Dancer shot by the Terminator (uncredited)
  • J. Randolph Harrison

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • David Kristin

    as Punk (uncredited)
  • Darrell Mapson

    as Bar Patron at Pay Phone with Sarah (uncredited)
  • Bob Ritchie

    as Bar Patron (uncredited)
  • John Stuart West

    as MacDougal (uncredited)
Production Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Writing Gale Anne Hurd Writer
Editing Mark Goldblatt Editor
Sound James Fritch Sound Effects Editor
Directing James Cameron Director
Writing James Cameron Writer
Writing William Wisher Dialogue
Production Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Production John Daly Executive Producer
Sound Brad Fiedel Original Music Composer
Camera Adam Greenberg Director of Photography
Production Stanzi Stokes Casting
Costume & Make-Up Jeff Dawn Makeup Department Head
Sound Greg Dillon Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Everton Costume Supervisor
Crew Harlan Ellison Thanks
Art George Costello Art Direction
Directing Stan Winston Second Unit Director
Crew Glenn R. Wilder Stunts
Sound David J. Hudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mel Metcalfe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Terry Porter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Vance Piper Camera Production Assistant
Camera Joyce Rudolph Still Photographer
Crew Ernest D. Farino Special Effects Coordinator
Art Ernest D. Farino Title Designer
Crew Jean-Paul Ouellette Second Unit
Directing Jean-Paul Ouellette Second Unit Director
Crew Brian Wade Makeup Effects
Art Shay Austin Assistant Art Director
Art Maria Caso Art Direction
Art Maria Caso Set Decoration
Crew Donna Smith Post Production Supervisor
Production Greg Robbins Casting
Crew Frank Orsatti Stunts
Production Bruce M. Kerner Executive In Charge Of Production
Production Polly Apostolof Assistant Production Manager
Visual Effects Bob Williams Mechanical & Creature Designer
Sound David Campling Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Kyle Sweet Makeup Artist
Sound Karola Storr Sound Effects Editor
Production Marilyn Tasso Production Accountant
Sound James J. Klinger Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Hilary Wright Costume Design
Crew Tommy Estridge Property Master
Crew Amy McGary Scenic Artist
Crew Kristen McGary Scenic Artist
Art Gary Schoeneck Leadman
Sound Ken Brocious Boom Operator
Sound Gordon Daniel Foley
Sound John Post Foley
Crew Ken Fritz Stunt Coordinator
Lighting Dennis Bishop Gaffer
Lighting Tim Morton Best Boy Electric
Sound Emilie Robertson Music Editor
Crew Wayne Stone Transportation Coordinator
Crew Wayne Nelson Transportation Captain
Directing Brenda Weisman Script Supervisor
Production Joseph A. Liuzzi Location Manager
Sound Gabriel Guy Sound
Costume & Make-Up Peter Tothpal Hairstylist
Visual Effects Gene Warren Jr. Special Effects Supervisor
Camera Sean McLin Camera Operator
Editing Lorna Anderson First Assistant Editor
Sound Mike Le Mare Sound Effects Editor
Crew Marian Green Stunts
Sound Gilbert D. Marchant Sound Effects Editor
Sound Robert Randles Music Supervisor
Sound Gary Shepherd Sound Effects Editor
Directing Betsy Magruder First Assistant Director
Camera Chuck Colwell Second Unit Director of Photography
Editing Michael Bloecher Associate Editor
Editing Spike Allison Hooper Assistant Editor
Directing Sharon Kirkpatrick Script Supervisor
Editing Mary Nelson-Duerrstein Negative Cutter
Costume & Make-Up Julia Gombert Costumer
Camera Anne S. Coffey Camera Operator
Camera David Michels Dolly Grip
Lighting Mark Morton Electrician
Lighting Mark Peterson Electrician
Sound Horace Manzanares Sound Effects Editor
Directing Robert Roda Second Assistant Director
Production Kathy Breen Production Coordinator
Directing Thomas A. Irvine First Assistant Director