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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?

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Directed by

James Cameron

Written by

James Cameron (Writer)
Gale Anne Hurd (Writer)
William Wisher Jr. (Dialogue)

Runtime

108 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Your future is in its hands.

Cast

Keywords

los angeles, california cyborg time travel rebel artificial intelligence time paradox dystopia shotgun saving the world villain savior killer robot urban setting future war action hero laser gun griffith observatory good versus evil

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#455 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#308 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

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#9 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut