The Terminator

The TerminatorDirector: James Cameron. Producer: Gale Anne Hurd. WritersJames CameronGale Anne Hurd & William Wisher, Jr. StarringArnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor), Michael Biehn (Kyle Reese), Paul Winfield (Lt. Ed Traxler), Lance Henriksen (Hal Vukovich), Earl Boen (Dr. Silberman), Bess Motta (Ginger Ventura), Rick Rossovich (Matt Buchanan), Dick Miller (gun shop clerk), Shawn Schepps (Nancy), Bruce M. Kerner (desk sergeant), Franco Columbu (Terminator in 2029), Bill Paxton, Brad Rearden & Brian Thompson (punks), Marianne Muellerleile (“Sarah Connor”). Music: Brad FiedelCinematographyAdam Greenberg. EditorMark Goldblatt. StudioHemdale Film Corporation, Pacific Western Productions. DistributorOrion Pictures. 108 mins, 1984.

Tech Noir

The Terminator (1984) is a low budget time travel movie about an almost indestructible cyborg, or Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), which is sent back in time from a post-apocalyptic future where the remnants of the human race are fighting for survival against a monstrous artificial intelligence, Skynet.

It was directed by James Cameron, who also Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009).

It also starred Michael Biehn and Linda Hamilton.


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