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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

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, Schwarzenegger (1996). ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:July 1, 1991

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jeff Dawn Best Makeup 1991 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lee Orloff Best Sound 1991 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Mark Goldblatt Best Editing 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stan Winston Best Makeup 1991 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stan Winston Best Visual Effects 1991 Winner
MTV Movie Awards Arnold Schwarzenegger Best Actor 1991 Winner
MTV Movie Awards Linda Hamilton Best Actress 1991 Winner
MTV Movie Awards Linda Hamilton Most Desirable Female 1991 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gloria S. Borders Best Sound Effects 1991 Winner
American Society of Cinematographers Adam Greenberg Best Cinematography 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Adam Greenberg Best Cinematography 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tom Johnson Best Sound 1991 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Conrad Buff Best Editing 1991 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Dennis Muren Best Visual Effects 1991 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gary Rydstrom Best Sound Effects 1991 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gary Rydstrom Best Sound 1991 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gary Summers Best Sound 1991 Winner

Cast

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

Crew

James Cameron
Director
James Cameron
Producer
James Cameron
Screenwriter
Adam Greenberg
Cinematographer
Brad Fiedel
Composer (Music Score)
Mark Goldblatt
Editor
Conrad Buff
Editor
Richard A. Harris
Editor
Joseph C. Nemec III
Production Designer
Dirk Petersmann
Production Designer
Stephanie Austin
Co-producer
B.J. Rack
Co-producer
Mario Kassar
Executive Producer
Gale Anne Hurd
Executive Producer
John M. Dwyer
Set Designer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Dennis Muren
Special Effects
Michael St. Hilaire
Camera Operator
Mali Finn
Casting
Dennis Skotak
Visual Effects Supervisor
Stan Winston
Makeup Special Effects
Jeff Dawn
Makeup
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