May 19, 2009
Lions Gate Home Entertainment
- Runtime: 152 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
A decade after Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) destroyed the original Terminator, a second unstoppable killing machine (Arnold Schwarzenegger) arrives from the post-apocalyptic year 2029. But this time his mission is to stop an even deadlier Terminator, the T-1000 (Robert Patrick), made entirely of shape-shifting liquid metal and determined to kill young John Connor (Edward Furlong), the future leader of the human resistance. Sarah, John, and the Terminator counter by going after the scientist responsible for developing Skynet, the computer system fated to destroy humanity, leading to an explosive and spectacular clash with the fate of humanity in the balance. Whereas James Cameron's original THE TERMINATOR was a low-budget marvel of efficiency and speed, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY is an action-packed blockbuster with some of the most amazing stunts ever filmed and ground-breaking, Academy Award-winning special effects. Star Schwarzenegger was paid in the form of a $15 million dollar jet to revisit his most famous role as the Terminator, this time made kinder and gentler against the silent, relentless T-1000. One of the most popular films of the 1990s, James Cameron's action masterpiece is both a thoughtful look at violence in human nature and an exciting, nonstop thrill ride.
Shot in CFI color, Eastman film, and Super-35mm which allows a director to use a variety of different aspect ratios from the same camera negative. Technicolor prints.
Filmed on location in Fontana, Fremont, Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and San Jose, California.
Co-produced by Pacific Western and Lightstorm Entertainment.
Stand-ins: Peter Kent (Arnold Schwarzenegger), Mary Ellen (Linda Hamilton), and Rhonda Miller (Edward Furlong).
Titles and opticals by Pacific Title.
The film reportedly cost around $100 million.
Pre-sold all over the world and made back most of its money before the film was finished.