The Terminator

The Terminator (1984)

Your future is in his hands.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1984-10-26
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 7425 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Orion Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
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In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?

The Terminator Trailer

The Terminator Photos

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger

    as The Terminator
  • Michael Biehn

    as Kyle Reese
  • Linda Hamilton

    as Sarah Connor
  • Paul Winfield

    as Lieutenant Ed Traxler
  • Lance Henriksen

    as Detective Vukovich
  • Bess Motta

    as Ginger Ventura
  • Earl Boen

    as Dr. Peter Silberman
  • Rick Rossovich

    as Matt Buchanan
  • Bill Paxton

    as Punk Leader
  • Brian Thompson

    as Punk
  • Franco Columbu

    as Future Terminator
  • Dick Miller

    as Pawnshop Clerk
  • Joe Farago

    as TV Anchorman
  • Shawn Schepps

    as Nancy
  • Bruce M. Kerner

    as Desk Sergeant
  • Brad Rearden

    as Punk
  • William Wisher Jr.

    as Policeman
  • Ken Fritz

    as Policeman
  • Hettie Lynne Hurtes

    as TV Anchorwoman
  • Philip Gordon

    as Mexican Boy
  • Stan Yale

    as Derelict
  • Leslie Morris

    as Customer
  • Hugh Farrington

    as Customer
  • Harriet Medin

    as Customer
  • James Ralston

    as Customer
  • Wayne Stone

    as Tanker Driver
  • John E. Bristol

    as Phone Booth Man
  • Patrick Pinney

    as Bar Customer
  • Greg Robbins

    as Motel Customer
  • Marianne Muellerleile

    as Wrong Sarah
  • Marian Green

    as Dancer shot by the Terminator (uncredited)
  • J. Randolph Harrison

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Darrell Mapson

    as Bar Patron at Pay Phone with Sarah (uncredited)
Directing James Cameron Director
Writing William Wisher Jr. Dialogue
Production Gale Anne Hurd Producer
Production Derek Gibson Executive Producer
Production John Daly Executive Producer
Sound Brad Fiedel Original Music Composer
Camera Adam Greenberg Director of Photography
Editing Mark Goldblatt Editor
Production Stanzi Stokes Casting
Writing James Cameron Writer
Writing Gale Anne Hurd Writer
Art George Costello Art Direction
Art Maria Caso Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Jeff Dawn Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Everton Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Hilary Wright Costume Design
Art Shay Austin Assistant Art Director
Crew Tommy Estridge Property Master
Crew Amy McGary Scenic Artist
Crew Kristen McGary Scenic Artist
Art Gary Schoeneck Leadman
Sound Ken Brocious Boom Operator
Sound David Campling Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Gordon Daniel Foley
Sound John Post Foley
Sound David J. Hudson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Mel Metcalfe Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Terry Porter Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Crew Ernest D. Farino Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Ken Fritz Stunt Coordinator
Lighting Dennis Bishop Gaffer
Lighting Tim Morton Best Boy Electric
Camera Joyce Rudolph Still Photographer
Sound Emilie Robertson Music Editor
Crew Wayne Stone Transportation Coordinator
Crew Wayne Nelson Transportation Captain
Production Joseph A. Liuzzi Location Manager
Crew Marian Green Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Kyle Sweet Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Peter Tothpal Hairstylist
Crew Brian Wade Makeup Effects
Production Bruce M. Kerner Executive In Charge Of Production
Crew Donna Smith Post Production Supervisor
Crew Jean-Paul Ouellette Second Unit
Production Greg Robbins Casting
Editing Lorna Anderson First Assistant Editor
Sound Robert Randles Music Supervisor
Crew Harlan Ellison Thanks
Crew Glenn R. Wilder Stunts
Sound Gilbert D. Marchant Sound Effects Editor
Sound Gabriel Guy Sound
Visual Effects Bob Williams Mechanical & Creature Designer
Crew Frank Orsatti Stunts
Camera Chuck Colwell Second Unit Director of Photography
Camera Sean McLin Camera Operator
Camera David Michels Dolly Grip
Lighting Mark Morton Electrician
Lighting Mark Peterson Electrician
Art Ernest D. Farino Title Designer
Directing Brenda Weisman Script Supervisor
Visual Effects Gene Warren Jr. Special Effects Supervisor
Directing Betsy Magruder First Assistant Director
Camera Vance Piper Camera Production Assistant