Kyle Reese
Kyle Reese
Actor: Michael Biehn (age 28 in this movie)
Kyle Reese's Memorable Quotes:
Kyle Reese
Listen, and understand. That terminator is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.
Kyle Reese
I'm Reese. Sergeant Tech-Com, DN38416. Assigned to protect you. You've been targeted for termination.
Kyle Reese
John Connor gave me a picture of you once. I didn't know why at the time. It was very old - torn, faded. You were young like you are now. You seemed just a little sad. I used to always wonder what you were thinking at that moment. I memorized every line, every curve. I came across time for you Sarah. I love you; I always have.
Dr. Peter Silberman
Kyle Reese
Well, how are you supposed to get back?I can't. Nobody goes home. Nobody else comes through. It's just him - and me.
Kyle Reese
Come with me if you want to live.
Sarah Connor
Kyle Reese
Reese. Why me? Why does it want me?There was a nuclear war. A few years from now, all this, this whole place, everything, it's gone. Just gone. There were survivors. Here, there. Nobody even knew who started it. It was the machines, Sarah.I don't understand.Defense network computers. New... powerful... hooked into everything, trusted to run it all. They say it got smart, a new order of intelligence. Then it saw all people as a threat, not just the ones on the other side. Decided our fate in a microsecond: extermination.Did you see this war?No. I grew up after. In the ruins... starving... hiding from H-K's.H-K's?Hunter-Killers. Patrol machines built in automated factories. Most of us were rounded up, put in camps for orderly disposal.

[Pulls up his right sleeve, exposing a mark]

This is burned in by laser scan. Some of us were kept alive... to work... loading bodies. The disposal units ran night and day. We were that close to going out forever. But there was one man who taught us to fight, to storm the wire of the camps, to smash those metal motherfuckers into junk. He turned it around. He brought us back from the brink. His name is Connor. John Connor. Your son, Sarah, your unborn son.
Kyle Reese
I came across time for you, Sarah. I love you. I always have.
Kyle Reese
Pain can be controlled - you just disconnect it.
Dr. Peter Silberman
Kyle Reese
Why didn't you bring any weapons, something more advanced? Don't you have, uh... ray guns? Show me a piece of future technology.[82]:[chuckling] Ray guns?You go naked. Something about the field generated by a living organism. Nothing dead will go.Why?I didn't build the fucking thing!Okay, okay. But this cyborg, if it's metal...Surrounded by living tissue!Oh, right, right.[He shuts off the VCR screen on which the police and Sarah have been watching the interview] This is great stuff. I could make a career out of this guy! You see how clever his part is? How it doesn't require a shred of proof? Most paranoid delusions are intricate, but this is brilliant!Why were the other two women killed?Most of the records were lost in the war. Skynet knew almost nothing about Connor's mother. Her full name, where she lived. They just knew the city. The Terminator was just being systematic.Uh-huh. Well, let's go back to what I was...[interrupts] Look! You have heard enough! I have answered your questions! Now, I have to see Sarah Connor!I'm afraid that's not up to me.Then why am I talking to you? Who is in authority here?Please, I...[interrupts again] Shut up!

[He looks into the camera]

You still don't get it, do you? He'll find her! That's what he does! That's ALL he does! You can't stop him! He'll wade through you, reach down her throat and pull her fuckin' heart out!
Kyle Reese
Sarah Connor
The 600 series had rubber skin. We spotted them easy, but these are new. They look human... sweat, bad breath, everything. Very hard to spot. I had to wait till he moved on you before I could zero him.Look... I am not stupid, you know. They cannot make things like that yet.Not yet. Not for about 40 years.Are you saying it's from the future?One possible future. From your point of view... I don't know tech stuff.Then you're from the future, too. Is that right?Right.Right.
Kyle Reese
[after Sarah tries to escape and bites Reese's hand] Cyborgs don't feel pain. I do. Don't do that again.
Sarah Connor
Kyle Reese
Are you sure you have the right person?I'm sure.Oh, come on. Do I look like the mother of the future? I mean am I tough, organized? I can't even balance my checkbook. Look Reese, I didn't ask for this honor and I don't WANT IT, ANY OF IT!
Kyle Reese

[to the terminator]

Come on mother fucker.
Sarah Connor
Kyle Reese
Tell me about my son.He's about my height. He has your eyes.What's he like?You trust him. He's got a strength. I'd die for John Connor.Well... at least now I know what to name him. I don't suppose you know who the father is, so I won't tell him to get lost when I meet him?John never said much about him. I know he dies before the war.Wait. I don't want to know.
Sarah Connor
Kyle Reese
What's it like when you go through time?White light. Pain. It's like being born, maybe.
Dr. Peter Silberman
Kyle Reese
Why this elaborate scheme with the Terminator?It had no choice. Their defense grid was smashed. We'd won. Taking out Connor then would make no difference. Skynet had to wipe out his entire existence!
Kyle Reese

[quoting her unborn son]

Thank you, Sarah, for your courage through the dark years. I can't help you with what you must soon face, except to say that the future is not set. You must be stronger than you imagine you can be. You must survive, or I will never exist.
Kyle Reese
Cop in Alley
What day is it? The date! 12th... May... Thursday...WHAT YEAR?
Sarah Connor
Kyle Reese

[checks the grocery bags Kyle has brought back to the hotel room]

What've we got? Moth balls, corn syrup, ammonia. What's for dinner?Plastique.That sounds good. What is it?Nitroglycerine-base; it's a bit more stable. I learned to make it when I was a kid.
Sarah Connor
Kyle Reese
Kyle, the women in your time, what are they like?Good fighters.That's not what I meant. Was there someone special?Someone?A girl, you know.No. Never.Never? I'm sorry. I'm so sorry.
Kyle Reese
Sarah Connor
He's not a man - a machine. A Terminator. A Cyberdyne Systems Model 101.A machine? Like a robot?Not a robot. A cyborg. A cybernetic organism.
Kyle Reese
Sarah Connor
All right, listen. The Terminator's an infiltration unit: part man, part machine. Underneath, it's a hyper-alloy combat chassis, microprocessor-controlled. Fully armored; very tough. But outside, it's living human tissue: flesh, skin, hair, blood - grown for the cyborgs.Look, Reese, I don't know what you want from...Pay attention!
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