Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Release Date: July 3rd, 1991

DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 1997

R |2 hr 16 min

Plot Summary

In this sequel set eleven years after "The Terminator," young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the key to civilization's victory over a future robot uprising, is the target of the shape-shifting T-1000 (Robert Patrick), a Terminator sent from the future to kill him. Another Terminator, the revamped T-800 (Arnold Schwarzenegger), has been sent back to protect the boy. As John and his mother (Linda Hamilton) go on the run with the T-800, the boy forms an unexpected bond with the robot.

Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Earl Boen, Joe Morton, S. Epatha Merkerson, Castulo Guerra

Director: James Cameron

Genres: Action , Science fiction

Production Co: Pacific Western, Lightstorm Entertainment, Carolco Pictures Inc.

Distributors: TriStar Pictures, Artisan Entertainment, Live Video, Pioneer Entertainment

Keywords: Gripping, Rescue, Mother, Son, 1990s, Growing up, Rousing, Los Angeles, Pursuit, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Terminator 2 imagines things you wouldn't even be likely to dream and gets these visions onto the screen with a seamlessness that's mind-boggling. [3 July 1991, Daily Datebook, p.E1]

  • 100
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A great movie... A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The key element in any action picture, I think, is a good villain. Terminator 2 has one, along with an intriguing hero and fierce heroine, and a young boy who is played by Furlong with guts and energy. show more

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Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
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British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992)
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