John McClane
Bruce Willis as "John McClane" in Die Hard (1988):
[before jumping from the roof] I promise I will never even *think* about going up in a tall building again. Oh, God. Please don't let me die.
Memorable Quotes:
The Terminator
Cigar Biker
I need your clothes, your boots and your motorcycle.You forgot to say please...
The Terminator
Come with me if you want to live!
The Terminator
Hasta la vista, baby.
John Connor
The Terminator
[the T-1000 has fallen into a vat of molten steel]Is it dead?Terminated.
John Connor
Miles Dyson
Sarah Connor
We've got company.Police?How many?Uh, all of them, I think.
John Connor
The Terminator
You're not here to kill me - I figured out that for myself. So what's the deal?My mission is to protect you.Yeah? Who sent you?You did. 35 years from now you reprogrammed me to be your protector here - in this time.This is deep...
John Connor
Did you call *moi* a dipshit?
John Connor
The Terminator
Jesus, you were gonna kill that guy.Of course; I'm a terminator.
John Connor
The whole thing goes: The future's not set. There's no fate but what we make for ourselves.
John Connor
The Terminator
So this other guy: he's a Terminator like you, right?Not like me. A T-1000, advanced prototype.You mean more advanced than you are?Yes. A mimetic poly-alloy.What the hell does that mean?Liquid metal.
Sarah Connor
[first lines][narrating] 3 billion human lives ended on August 29th, 1997. The survivors of the nuclear fire called the war Judgment Day. They lived only to face a new nightmare: the war against the machines. The computer which controlled the machines, Skynet, sent two Terminators back through time. Their mission: to destroy the leader of the human resistance, John Connor, my son. The first Terminator was programmed to strike at me in the year 1984, before John was born. It failed. The second was set to strike at John himself when he was still a child. As before, the resistance was able to send a lone warrior, a protector for John. It was just a question of which one of them would reach him first.
John Connor
[the Terminator hoists a huge gun and lopsidedly smiles]It's definitely you.
The Terminator
Sarah Connor
John Connor
The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.Skynet fights back.Yes. It launches its missiles against the targets in Russia.Why attack Russia? Aren't they our friends now?Because Skynet knows the Russian counter-attack will eliminate its enemies over here.
Sarah Connor
Miles Dyson
[narrating] Dyson listened while the Terminator laid it all down: Skynet, Judgment Day, the history of things to come. It's not everyday you find out that you're responsible for 3 billion deaths. He took it pretty well.I feel like I'm gonna throw up.
Sarah Connor
John Connor
How are you supposed to know? Fucking men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something; to create a life; to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death...Mom....and destruction...Mom! We need to be a little more constructive here, okay?
John Connor
The Terminator
No, no, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk. You don't say "affirmative," or some shit like that. You say "no problemo." And if someone comes on to you with an attitude you say "eat me." And if you want to shine them on it's "hasta la vista, baby."Hasta la vista, baby.Yeah but later, dickwad. And if someone gets upset you say, "chill out"! Or you can do combinations.Chill out, dickwad.Great! See, you're getting it!No problemo.
John Connor
The Terminator
We're not gonna make it, are we? People, I mean.It's in your nature to destroy yourselves.Yeah. Major drag, huh?
John Connor

[the Terminator rips open the steering column of a car to hotwire it, John interrupts, jingling a set of keys before him]

Are we learning yet?
The Terminator
[One-armed and battered after confronting the T-1000] I need a vacation.
John Connor
The Terminator
I need a minute here. You're telling me that this thing can imitate anything it touches?Anything it samples by physical contact.Get real, like it could disguise itself as a pack of cigarettes?No, only an object of equal size.Why doesnt it become a bomb or something to get me?It cant form complex machines, guns and explosives have chemicals, moving parts, it doesn't work that way, but it can form solid metal shapes.Like what?Knives and stabbing weapons.
The Terminator
[Dyson's personal code fails to access the computer room]

[Raises Grenade-Launcher]

Let me try mine.
The Terminator
John Connor
[John Connor wants to get some things from home]Negative. The T-1000 will definitely try to reacquire you there.You sure?I would.
The Terminator
John Connor
Why do you cry?You mean people?Yes.I dont' know. We just cry. You know, when it hurts.Pain causes it?No, it's when there's nothing wrong with you, but you hurt anyway. You get it?No.
John Connor
T-1000
Janelle Voight
Todd Voight
The Terminator
Todd and Janelle are dicks, but I've gotta warn them. Got a quarter?

[the Terminator bashes into the coin bin and hands John a quarter]

impersonating [answers the phone] Hello?Hey, Janelle, it's me. impersonating John? John, it's getting late, I want to have dinner with you, I'm making beef stew.[holds the phone] Something's wrong, she's never this nice. impersonating John I'm getting worried about you, where are you?[hearing Max barking outside] What the hell is that goddamn dog barking at?[

shouting to Max]

Hey, shut-up you worthless piece of shit![to himself] I can hear the dog barking.We should tell John to get rid of that Fuckin' mutt. impersonating

[uses her arm to kill Todd]

John, where are you?

[takes the phone from John and impersonates his voice to talk]

I'm here Janelle, I'm fine. impersonating John, it's late, where are you?[to John] What's the dog's name?Max.[impersonating John's voice] Hey Janelle, what's wrong with Wolfie? I can hear him barking. impersonating Wolfie's fine, honey, Wolfie's just fine. Where are you?

[hangs up the phone]

Your foster parents are dead.
The Terminator

[John starts to cry]

What's wrong with your eyes?
John Connor
The Terminator
You just can't go around killing people.Why?What do you mean why? 'Cause you can't.Why?Because you just can't, OK? Trust me on this.
Dr. Silberman
Sarah Connor
I'm sure it feels very real to you.On August 29th, 1997, it's gonna feel pretty fucking real to you too. Anybody not wearing 2 million sunblock is gonna have a real bad day. Get it?
John Connor
[to The Terminator] Now don't take this the wrong way, but you're a terminator, right?
Sarah Connor
John Connor
You came here to stop me?Yeah, I did.
John Connor
[John Connor is in a telephone booth, wanting to call home][to Terminator] You got a quarter?

[the Terminater smashed the coin box and hands him a quarter]

Lewis, the Guard
Gwen
[Lewis, the Guard buys a cup of coffee, just before he is introduced to the T-1000]Hey Gwen, you want some coffee?No thanks. How 'bout a beer?Yeah, right.Hey, I got a full house!That's good Lewis.Must be my lucky day...

[the T-1000 impales his head]

The Terminator
[the Terminator has promised not to kill anybody, but to get into the hospital he shoots the guard in the legs] He'll live.
Dr. Silberman
Sarah Connor
You broke my arm!There's 215 bones in the human body. That's one.
Sarah Connor
[to The Terminator] So, what's your story?
The Terminator
Stay here, I'll be back.
T-1000
Say... That's a nice bike...
The Terminator
I know now why you cry. But it's something I can never do.
Sarah Connor
[last lines][narrating] The unknown future rolls toward us. I face it, for the first time, with a sense of hope. Because if a machine, a Terminator, can learn the value of human life, maybe we can too.
Dr. Silberman
Sarah Connor
It won't work, Sarah. You're no killer, I don't believe you'd do it.You're already dead, Silberman. Everybody dies. You know I believe it so don't fuck with me!
John Connor
[as he hacks an ATM] Please insert your stolen card now.
T-1000
Get out.
T-1000
Janelle Voight
John Connor
[John calls his foster parents to warn them] impersonating John, I've been so worried! If you hurry home we can have dinner together. I'm making beef stew.Something's wrong, she's NEVER this nice.
Sarah Connor
Hello, Doctor Silbermann. How's the knee?
John Connor
We got Skynet by the balls now, don't we?
John Connor
The Terminator
Sarah Connor
You know what you're doing?I have detailed files on human anatomy.I'll bet. Makes you a more efficient killer, right?Correct.
Miles Dyson
Sarah Connor
Just let the boy go.Shut up! Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP! It's all your fault! Motherfucker, it's all your fault!What?
Tim
Your foster parents are kinda dicks, huh?
Sarah Connor
You're the one livin' in a fuckin' dream, Silberman! 'Cause I know when it happens! It happens!
The Terminator
John Connor
I'll take care of the police.Hey, wait! You swore![smiles] Trust me.
The Terminator
The more contact I have with humans, the more I learn.
The Terminator
I swear I will not kill anyone.
Sarah Connor
[voiceover] Watching John with the machine, it was suddenly so clear. The terminator, would never stop. It would never leave him, and it would never hurt him, never shout at him, or get drunk and hit him, or say it was too busy to spend time with him. It would always be there. And it would die, to protect him. Of all the would-be fathers who came and went over the years, this thing, this machine, was the only one who measured up. In an insane world, it was the sanest choice.
John Connor
The Terminator
Sarah Connor
Can you learn stuff you haven't been programmed with so you could be... you know, more human? And not such a dork all the time?My CPU is a neural net processor; a learning computer. But Skynet pre-sets the switch to read-only when we're sent out alone.Doesn't want you doing too much thinking, huh?No.
John Connor
The Terminator
Are you ever afraid?No.Not even of dying?No.You don't feel any emotion about it one way or another?No. I have to stay functional until my mission is complete. Then it doesn't matter.Yeah. I have to stay functional too. I'm "too important".
The Terminator
John Connor
The T-1000's highest probability for success now will be to copy Sarah Connor and to wait for you to make contact with her.Great, but what happens to her?Typically, the subject being copied is terminated.Shit! Why didn't you tell me? We gotta go right now!Negative. She's not a mission priority.Fuck you, she's a priority to me!
Dr. Silberman
Sarah Connor
Good Morning, Sarah.Good Morning, Dr. Silberman. How's the knee?Fine, Sarah.

[turns to the team of doctors with him]

She... uh, stabbed me in the knee cap with my pen a few weeks ago.
Sarah Connor

[Armed with a hypodermic syringe inudated with drain cleaner]

I'll pump him full of this shit; I swear!
John Connor
Easy money.
SWAT Team Leader
Police Helicopter Pilot
You, in the window! Drop your weapon and put your hands on your head!

[Terminator starts firing minigun]

Shit! That's a damn minigun!
Miles Dyson
Gibbons
The Terminator
Sarah Connor
Hi. Um, Carl. These are friends from out of town, I'm just gonna take them upstairs and show them around.Now, c'mon Mr. Dyson, you know the rules if you want to bring visitors into the lab. I need written authorization...

[the Terminator and Sarah draw their guns]

I insist.

[Gibbons is trying to push the alarm button]

Don't even think about it.
Miles Dyson
Sarah Connor

[after swiping his card on a control panel, nothing happens]

My card should access this thing.

[swipes his card several times more, nothing happens, then he tries to open it up with his hand]

What happened?Dammit.

[checks the map screen and finds out what is going on]

The silent alarm is tripped. All of the codes are neturalized in the entire building, nothing will open anywhere now. We have to abort.

[gets in front of Dyson]

No. We'll go all the way.
Lloyd
Gibbons?

[seeing the front deak empty and turning towards the bathroom]

Gibbons, c'mon man, you can't leave the desk like that!

[opens the outer bathroom door]

Gibbons!

[opens the inner bathroom door, sees Gibbons tied to a urinal base and gagged]

Oh, shit!
John Connor
[to the Terminator] This severe routine is getting old. You're acting like such a geek.
Galleria Photographer
Cop

[showing a series of photographs taken with The Terminator]

These were taken by a video surveillance camera, at the Westtown police station, in 1984.He killed 17 police officers that night. Men with families, children.These were taken at a mall in Reseda,

[shows two photographs with The Terminator]

today.Ms. Connor, I am sitting here and telling you, that your son is missing, and the foster parents have been murdered. We know this guy is involved. Does this mean anything to you? Don't you care?

[no response from Sarah as she is taken back to her room by the doctors]

John Connor
The Terminator
Does it hurt when you get shot?I sense injuries. The data could be called "pain."
John Connor
The Terminator
Sarah Connor

[holds up robot arm]

Will this melt in the lava?Yes, Throw it in.Adios!

[John Hurls the arm into the steel]

And the chip.[in relief] It's over.No. There is one more chip.

[points to head where chip is located]

and it must be destroyed, also.No! You can't go! You can't go! No, stay with us it will be ok.It has to end here.I order you not to go. I order you not to go, I ORDER YOU NOT TO GO!

[John starts to cry]

I know now why you cry,

[terminator wipes johns tear]

but it is something I can never do.

[Gives elevator controls to Sarah]

Here. I cannot self-terminate. You must lower me into the steel.

[Sarah lowers him into steel]

Good-bye.
T-1000
Todd Voight
Janelle Voight
Are you the legal guardian of John Connor?That's right, Officer. What's he done now?Could I speak with him please?You could if he were here. He just took off on his bike. So, he could be anywhere.Do you have a photograph of John?Yeah, sure, hold on.Could you tell me what this is about?Just need to ask him a few questions.

[Janelle gives the photo to T-1000]

He's a good looking boy. Do you mind if I keep this picture?No, go on. There was a guy here this morning looking for him, too.Yeah, a big guy on a bike. Does that got something to do with this?No, I wouldn't worry about him. Thanks for your cooperation.