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The Terminator
The Thing That Won't Die, In The Nightmare That Won't End.
( Action / Adventure / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller )


The Terminator Poster



US Runtime: 108 min

Premiere Date:
Oct 26, 1984   [USA]
 
Director: James Cameron
 
Writers: Harlan Ellison   [screenplays Soldier & Demon with a Glass Hand]   [originally uncredited]
James Cameron
William Wisher Jr.   [additional dialogue]
 
Music by Brad Fiedel
 
Cinematography: Adam Greenberg
 
Edited by: Mark Goldblatt   [Terminator, The (1984)]
 


Cast:

Arnold Schwarzenegger
The Terminator
Michael Biehn
Kyle Reese
Paul Winfield
Detective Ed Traxler
Lance Henriksen
Detective Vukovich
Rick Rossovich
Matt Buchanan
Bess Motta
Ginger Ventura
Earl Boen
Dr. Peter Silberman
Dick Miller
Pawnshop clerk
Shawn Schepps
Nancy
Bruce M. Kerner
Desk Sergeant
Franco Columbu
Future Terminator
Bill Paxton
Punk Leader
Brad Rearden
Punk
Brian Thompson
Punk
William Wisher Jr.
Policeman
Ken Fritz
Policeman
Tom Oberhaus
Policeman
Ed Dogans
Cop in alley
Joe Farago
TV anchorman
Hettie Lynne Hurtes
TV anchorwoman
 
Tony Mirelez
Gas station attendant
Anthony Trujillo
Mexican boy
Stan Yale
Derelict in alley
Al Kahn
Customer
Leslie Morris
Customer
Hugh Farrington
Customer
Harriet Medin
Customer
Loree Frazier
Customer
James Ralston
Customer
Norman Friedman
Cleaning man at flophouse
Barbara Powers
Ticket taker at Club Technoir
David Pierce
Tanker partner
John E. Bristol
Biker at phone booth
Webster Williams
Reporter
Patrick Pinney
Bar customer
Bill W. Richmond
Bartender
Gregory Robbins
Tiki Motel customer
Marianne Muellerleile
Sarah Ann Connor
John Durban
Sentry
 

Special Effects:

Fantasy II Film Effects
 
Stan Winston Studio
 
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Color Info:
Color
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical
Laboratory:
Consolidated Film Industries, Hollywood, CA, USA
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Film Negative Format:
35 mm
Printed Film Format:
35 mm

Credits Fun:

  • The opening credits run while large outlines of the to halves of THE TERMINATOR title cross each other. After the directorial credit is shown, the title THE TERMINATOR zooms backward, is filled by metallic blue, and reveals itself.
     

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