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- No Writer-Director has probably announced the themself on the world stage with a better movie than this. Yes it featured Arnold Schwarzenegger, so was always going to do well, but still ... big it up for James Cameron!
- The first film to cast the headline star (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as the "baddy" who you want to die!
- James Cameron introduced us to Michael Beihn as "Kyle Reese", who we love, and who he would later use in Aliens as another kick arse marine style character "Corporal Hicks".
- Opened our eyes to the possibility that if we make robots too damn clever (remember this film was released in 1984), our success could come back to bite us in the ares in a very big way!
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn and Lance Henriksen. Directed by James Cameron. The thing that won't die, in the nightmare that won't end.
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.
I'm Reese. Sergeant Tech-Com, DN38416. Assigned to protect you. You've been targeted for termination.
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.
Well, how are you supposed to get back?
I can't. Nobody goes home. Nobody else comes through. It's just him - and me.