The Terminator

The Terminator (1984)

Your future is in its hands.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1984-10-26
  • User Rating: 7.6/10 from 12645 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Hemdale
  • 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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  • Linda Hamilton

    as Sarah Connor
  • Michael Biehn

    as Kyle Reese
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    as The Terminator
  • Lance Henriksen

    as Detective Vukovich
  • Paul Winfield

    as Lieutenant Ed Traxler
  • Bess Motta

    as Ginger Ventura
  • Rick Rossovich

    as Matt Buchanan
  • 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
  • Brian Thompson

    as Punk
  • William Wisher

    as Policeman
  • Ken Fritz

    as Policeman
  • Tom Oberhaus

    as Policeman
  • Joe Farago

    as TV Anchorman
  • Hettie Lynne Hurtes

    as TV Anchorwoman
  • Philip Gordon

    as Mexican Boy
  • Stan Yale

    as Derelict
  • Al Kahn

    as Customer
  • Leslie Morris

    as Customer
  • Hugh Farrington

    as Customer
  • Harriet Medin

    as Customer
  • James Ralston

    as Customer
  • Norman Friedman

    as Cleaning Man
  • Barbara Powers

    as Ticket Taker
  • Wayne Stone

    as Tanker Driver
  • David Michels

    as Tanker Partner
  • John E. Bristol

    as Phone Booth Man
  • Webster Williams

    as Reporter
  • Patrick Pinney

    as Bar Customer
  • Bill W. Richmond

    as Bartender
  • Chino 'Fats' Williams

    as Truck Driver
  • Greg Robbins

    as Motel Customer
  • Marianne Muellerleile

    as Wrong Sarah
  • 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)
  • John Stuart West

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