Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

35mm film, Technicolor
Dolby Stereo, English

An American science fiction film directed by James Cameron. On 29 August 2016 (29 August was the date when Skynet became self-aware in the film) it was announced that the film would be digitally remastered in 3D in time for its 25th anniversary. This version was released in the USA on 25 August 2017.

Plot Summary

In an attempt to undo the events of The Teminator (1984), supercomputer Skynet sends a more advanced terminator, a shape-changing T-1000, to kill Sarah Connor. But the resistance have captured and reprogrammed an older T-800, the same model that tried to kill her years before, and sent it back in time to protect her and her son John.


Directed by:
© 1991 Carolco Pictures Inc. [US/Canada]
©1991 Carolco International N.V. [all other countries]
Mario Kassar presents a Pacific Western production in association with Lightstorm Entertainment. A James Cameron film. Presented in association with Le Studio Canal+ S.A.
Director: James Cameron
Executive Producers: Gale Anne Hurd, Mario Kassar
Presented by: Mario Kassar, James Cameron
Co-producers: B.J. Rack, Stephanie Austin
Written by: James Cameron, William Wisher
Director of Photography: Adam Greenberg
Film Editors: Conrad Buff, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris
Music: Brad Fiedel
Sound Mixer: Lee Orloff
Costumes Designed by: Marlene Stewart
Key Make-up Artist: Jeff Dawn, Steve Laporte
Key Hairstylist: Peter Tothpal, Robert L. Stevenson
Special Make-up/Terminator Effects Produced by: Stan Winston at Stan Winston Studio
Special Effects Co-ordinator: Thomas L. Fisher
Computer Graphics Images: Industrial Light & Magic, Video Image
Special Visual Effects: Fantasy II Film Effects
Special Visual Effects Sequences: 4-Ward Productions
Production Designer: Joseph Nemec Iii

Arnold Schwarzenegger (T-800)
Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor)
Edward Furlong (John Connor)
Robert Patrick (T-1000)
Earl Boen ( Silberman)
Joe Morton (Miles Dyson)
S. Epatha Merkerson (Tarissa Dyson)
Cástulo Guerra (Enrique Salceda)
Danny Cooksey (Tim)
Jenette Goldstein (Janelle Voight)
Xander Berkeley (Todd Voight)
Leslie Hamilton Gearren (twin Sarah)
Ken Gibbel (Douglas)
Robert Winley (cigar biker)
Pete Schrum (Lloyd)
Shane Wilder (trucker)
Michael Edwards (old John Connor)
Jared Lounsbery, Casey Chavez (kids)
Ennalls Berl (Bryant)
Don Lake (Mossberg)

Alternative Titles

Exolothreftis 2: Mera krisis – Greece
O Exterminador do Futuro 2: O Julgamento Final – Brazil
Exterminador Implacável 2: O Dia do Julgamento – Portugal
El exterminator 2 – Spain
Ke Huy Diet 2: Ngay Phan Xet – Vietnam
Nabodgar 2 – Iran
T2 – promotional abbreviation
T2 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day
T2: Extreme Edition – USA (video)
T2: Ultimate Edition – USA (video)
Tarminetara 2: Pralaya ka dina – India (Hindi)
Terminaator 2: Kohtupäev – Estonia
Terminateur 2: Le jugement dernier – Canada (French)
Terminator 2 – Domedagen – Sweden
Terminator 2 – domens dag – Finland (Swedish)
Terminator 2 – El día del juicio – Mexico
Terminator 2 – Il giorno del giudizio – Italy
Terminator 2 – Japan, Poland (television), Spain (Catalan)
Terminator 2 – Le jugement dernier – France
Terminator 2 – Sodni dan – Slovenia
Terminator 2 – Sudnji dan – Serbia
Terminator 2 – Tag der Abrechnung – Germany
Terminator 2 – tuomion päivä – Finland
Terminator 2 -Tuomion päivä – Finland (video)
Terminátor 2. – Az ítélet napja – Hungary
Terminátor 2: Den zúctování – Czechoslovakia
Terminator 2: Dommedag – Denmark
Terminator 2: Dommens Dag – Norway
Terminator 2: Dzien sadu – Poland
Terminator 2: El día del juicio final – Spain
Terminator 2: el juicio final – Argentina, Peru
Terminator 2: El juicio final – Mexico (DVD), Spain
Terminator 2: Juicio Final – Mexico
Terminator 2: Mahser Günü – Turkey
Terminátor 2: Soudný den – Czechoslovakia
Terminator 2: Sudnji dan – Croatia
Terminator 2: Ziua judecatii – Romania
Terminatorius 2: paskutinio teismo diena – Lithuania
Tortímandinn: Dómsdagur – Iceland

Sequel to
The Terminator (1984)

T2 3-D: Battle Across Time (1996)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008)
Terminator Salvation (2009)
Terminator Genisys (2015)

Extracts included in
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014)
100 Years at the Movies (1994)
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006)
AFI's 10 Top 10: America's 10 Greatest Films in 10 Classic Genres (2008)
AFI's 100 Years… 100 Heroes & Villains (2003)
AFI's 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes: America's Greatest Quips, Comebacks and Catchphrases (2005)
AFI's 100 Years… 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001)
Big Guns, Bigger Heroes: The 1980's and the Rise of the Action Film (2012)
A Century of Cinema (1994)
Commercial Entertainment Product (1992)
Count It Down: Sequels Better Than the Originals (2013)
Critical Mass (2001)
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Encino Man (1992)
The Force is with Them: The Legacy of Star Wars (2004)
From Morf to Morphing: The Dawn of Digital Filmmaking (2001)
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (1999)
Hollywood's Hottest Car Chases (2010)
Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
The Making of Jurassic Park (1995)
The Making of Terminator 2 3D (2000)
The Making of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Making of True Lies (1994)
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects (1994)
The Mechanical Man (2011)
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy (2010)
No Fate But What We Make: Terminator 2 and the Rise of Digital Effects (2003)
Remote Control War (2011)
Running with Arnold (2006)
The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
Scorcher (2002)
Side by Side (2012)
Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996)
T2 3-D Pre-Show (1996)
T2: More Than Meets the Eye (1993)
T2: On the Set (2003)
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014)
Universal's Cinematic Spectacular: 100 Years of Movie Memories (2012)
You Could Be Mine (1991)



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