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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    It's a joyride until you think about the film's biggest contradiction. How come this movie celebrating the superiority of human feelings over machine precision is most alive when thrilling in the mechanical perfection of the Terminator and T-1000? Inside Terminator 2 beats a human heart. But its soul is that of a killer machine. show more

  • 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

  • 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]

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