The Terminator (1984) Full Movie

The Terminator
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The Terminator (1984) : 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?

Title The Terminator (1984)
Release Date Oct 26, 1984
Genres , ,
Production Company Orion Pictures, Pacific Western, Hemdale Film, Cinema 84, Euro Film Funding
Production Countries United Kingdom, United States of America
Casts Michael Biehn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Rick Rossovich, Bess Motta, Earl Boen, Dick Miller, Shawn Schepps, Bruce M. Kerner
Plot Keywords saving the world, artificial intelligence, rebel, cyborg, laser gun, shotgun, killer robot, dystopia, los angeles, california, car chase, urban setting, future war, griffith observatory
Kyle Reese
Kyle Reese
Michael Biehn
The Terminator
The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Sarah Connor
Sarah Connor
Linda Hamilton
Lieutenant Ed Traxler
Lieutenant Ed Traxler
Paul Winfield
Detective Vukovich
Detective Vukovich
Lance Henriksen
Matt Buchanan
Matt Buchanan
Rick Rossovich
Ginger Ventura
Ginger Ventura
Bess Motta
Dr. Peter Silberman
Dr. Peter Silberman
Earl Boen
Pawnshop Clerk
Pawnshop Clerk
Dick Miller
Nancy
Nancy
Shawn Schepps
Desk Sergeant
Desk Sergeant
Bruce M. Kerner
Future Terminator
Future Terminator
Franco Columbu
Punk Leader
Punk Leader
Bill Paxton
Punk
Punk
Brad Rearden
Punk
Punk
Brian Thompson
Policeman
Policeman
William Wisher Jr.
Policeman
Policeman
Ken Fritz
Policeman
Policeman
Tom Oberhaus
Cop in Alley
Cop in Alley
Ed Dogans
TV Anchorman
TV Anchorman
Joe Farago
TV Anchorwoman
TV Anchorwoman
Hettie Lynne Hurtes
Station Attendant
Station Attendant
Tony Mirelez
Mexican Boy
Mexican Boy
Philip Gordon
Mexican Boy
Mexican Boy
Anthony Trujillo
Derelict
Derelict
Stan Yale
Customer
Customer
Al Kahn
Customer
Customer
Leslie Morris
Customer
Customer
Hugh Farrington
Customer
Customer
Harriet Medin
Customer
Customer
Loree Frazier
Customer
Customer
James Ralston
Cleaning Man
Cleaning Man
Norman Friedman
Ticket Taker
Ticket Taker
Barbara Powers
Tanker Driver
Tanker Driver
Wayne Stone
Tanker Partner
Tanker Partner
David Michels
Phone Booth Man
Phone Booth Man
John E. Bristol
Reporter
Reporter
Webster Williams
Bar Customer
Bar Customer
Patrick Pinney
Bartender
Bartender
Bill W. Richmond
Truck Driver
Truck Driver
Chino 'Fats' Williams
Motel Customer
Motel Customer
Greg Robbins
Wrong Sarah
Wrong Sarah
Marianne Muellerleile
Sentry
Sentry
John Durban
Dancer shot by the Terminator (uncredited)
Dancer shot by the Terminator (uncredited)
Marian Green
Policeman (uncredited)
Policeman (uncredited)
J. Randolph Harrison
Punk (uncredited)
Punk (uncredited)
David Kristin
Bar Patron at Pay Phone with Sarah (uncredited)
Bar Patron at Pay Phone with Sarah (uncredited)
Darrell Mapson
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Bar Patron (uncredited)
Bob Ritchie
MacDougal (uncredited)
MacDougal (uncredited)
John Stuart West

Reviews

  • John Chard

    I can't. Nobody goes home. Nobody else comes through. It's just him - and me. It's funny really, writing a review for The Terminator these days just feels a little pointless, I mean anyone who wanted to see it would have done so already. In truth the effects work is a little creaky now but that doesn't matter, they were awesome in 1984. It's a ripper of a story awash with high energy action, rip-snorting characterisations and tech-noir atmospherics. It's place in the pantheon of science fiction films is assured, its influence on the genre undoubted, while the lead cast members cemented themselves in the sci-fi hall of fame. No more needs to be said really, The Terminator is a kinetic live action comic book of a movie, classy movie making, paced to precision and featuring a story that's brilliantly complex and utterly compelling. 9/10

  • Jodie

    Writing a review for a movie this old does indeed seem pointless, but since this is one of my favorite films I thought I would review it anyway. In my opinion The Terminator is a beautiful, yet tragic love story set in the back drop of the future and the past. A soldier from the future is sent to the 80's to save the leader of the resistance (John Connor) mother from a High Tech Cybernetic Killing Machine. We all know that. What I loved was that this soldier, Kyle Reese volunteers for this suicide mission. He volunteers for one reason because, he had fallen in love with this woman, Sarah Connor. Though they were separated by several decades of time and Judgement Day, her son tells him these tales of his mother Sarah and gives him a single picture of her, purposefully pushing Reese to fall for his mother and this is the reason for him traveling through time to do the nearly impossible. Save and protect Sarah Connor to save the human race in the future and kill a super bad ass T-800 with low tech weaponry and a reluctant Damsel. Bullets flying and bombs booming make this movie highly entertaining. The storyline, ridiculous as it is, is fantastic and had everyone in the 80's and 90's quoting this SciFi film. It's always a good watch. It holds up nicely overtime.

  • Gimly

    I know saying this puts me in the minority, but the first _Terminator_ movie is actually my favourite of the franchise. That's not a knock on the second movie, _Judgment Day_ is **awesome**. But I really dig the lower down, dark, sci-fi horror vibe of the original (it **is** a knock on every movie in the series that came after _T2_ though). Schwarzenegger as the titular Terminator is inspired casting. Firstly, any restrictions he had in acting ability back in the 80s are brushed aside by the fact that he's playing a cold, unfeeling machine. And can you imagine someone who looks like that coming after you? Forget the fact he's got an arsenal in his back pocket, forget the fact that he's got a near unstoppable metal exoskeleton, Arnie is already a machine! Being hunted by that man would be terrifying, and you feel that in the performance of the leads. _The Terminator_ is one of the best movies I've ever seen, and I have seen - a lot. _Final rating:★★★★½ - Ridiculously strong appeal. I can’t stop thinking about it._

  • Kamurai

    Good watch, might watch again, and can recommend. I have no idea what just happened, I just watched the 2020 version, and it doesn't even look better, and there doesn't seem be a lot of info on the situation. It has decent practical effects, it's a got plenty of action in a machine chasing a woman aided by a soldier from the future. Arnold carries an odd amount of weight as an emotionless cyborg, but Linda Hamilton shores up the rest. I don't think it is Michael Biehn's fault, but Kyle Reese is kind of a forgettable character in this. The depth of this action movie is just on the concept of time travel, and whether or not you can truly change the future. This is a good movie, but it lacks something really special for the time of 2020, it's more important as a precursor to the sequel.