The Terminator 2 Movie Facts

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Basic movie information:

Title Terminator 2: Judgement Day
Director James Cameron
Producers James Cameron | Gale Ann Hurd | Mario Kassar
Release Date July 2, 1991
Runtime 137 minutes
Writers James Cameron | William Wisher Jr.
Genres action | sci-fi | thriller
MPAA Rating R
Rating Certificate #31159
Rating Advisory language, strong sci-fi action and language
Production Budget $100 million
Languages English | Spanish
Company Carolco Pictures

Box Office Performance

Total Receipts $204.9 million (US dollars)
Highest Receipts $31.8 million (US dollars) (weekend ending July 7, 1991)
Highest Rank #1 (weekend ending July 7, 1991)
Maximum Number of Screens 2,495 (weekend ending August 4, 1991)
Highest Average Receipts Per Screen $13,969 (weekend ending July 7, 1991)


A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.


Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator
Edward Furlong John Connor
Robert Patrick T-1000
Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor
Jenette Goldstein Janelle Voight
Joe Morton Miles Bennett Dyson
Earl Boen Dr. Silberman
Castulo Guerra Enrique Salceda
Danny Cooksey Tim
Xander Berkeley Todd Voight
Don Lake Mossberg
Richard Vidan Weatherby
Casey Chavez Kid
Nikki Cox Girl
DeVaughn Nixon Danny Dyson (as De Vaughn Nixon)
Mike Muscat Moshier
Dean Norris SWAT Team Leader
Terrence Evans Tanker Truck Driver
Denney Pierce Burly Attendant

Academy Awards and Nominations

Cinematography (nominee) Adam Greenberg
Film Editing (nominee) Conrad Buff | Mark Goldblatt | Richard A. Harris
Makeup (winner) Stan Winston | Jeff Dawn
Sound (winner) Tom Johnson | Gary Summers | Gary Rydstrom | Lee Orloff
Sound Effects Editing (winner) Gary Rydstrom | Gloria S. Borders
Visual Effects (winner) Dennis Muren | Stan Winston | Gene Warren Jr. | Robert Skotak

Music Soundtrack

You Could Be Mine
Performed by Guns N’ Roses
Written by Izzy Stradlin and Axl Rose
Published by Guns N’ Roses Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Geffen Records

Bad to the Bone
Performed by George Thorogood & The Destroyers (as George Thorogood and The Destroyers)
Written by George Thorogood
Published by Del Sound Music (BMI)
Courtesy of EMI Records USA
A Division of Capital Records, inc.
by Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets

Guitars, Cadillacs
Written and Performed by Dwight Yoakam
Published by Coal Dust West Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Reprise Records
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products

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