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.

Frequently Asked Questions about T2:

How much money did Arnold Schwarzenegger make in Terminator 2?

Schwarzenegger was reportedly paid $15 million for the role.

How Many Words Did Arnold Schwarzenegger Say in Terminator 2?

Arnold had 700 words of dialogue in T2.

What does a terminator do in a network?

The purpose of the terminator is to absorb signals so that they do not reflect back down the line. Ethernet networks require a terminator at both ends of the bus, and SCSI chains require a single terminator at the end of the chain.

What year is it supposed to be in Terminator 2 take place?

Terminator 2: Judgment Day was released in 1991, but its events take place in 1995, although the film does not directly specify the day or year. A police monitor shown in the film confirms that John Connor was born Feb. 28, 1985, which makes him 10 years old in the film.

How old is John Connor in Terminator 2?

Is John Connor’s age inconsistent in T2 and T3? According to all the information I can find regarding Terminator 2: Judgement Day, John Connor was 10 years old at the time the movie takes place: John makes his first true appearance in Terminator 2: Judgment Day which takes place in 1995, played by Edward Furlong.

Is Kyle Reese John Connor’s father?

In the year 2029 he was sent back in time to the year 1984 to protect Sarah Connor from a T-800 Model 101 Terminator. Kyle Reese was the father of John Connor, through the result of a predestination paradox.

What Motorcycle Was Used in Terminator 2?

A 1991 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycle was used during the filming of Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The iconic motorcycle only had 392 miles on the odometer at the time.

Eddie Furlong Made His Film Debut

For the young version of John Connor, the producers decided to go with an unknown child actor. In fact, Eddie Furlong wasn’t even a known actor in Hollywood. Furlong has said he “fell” into acting after the casting director of “Terminator 2” at a Boys and Girls Club in Pasadena. He would go on to star in awesome films like American History X.

Terminator 2 Cast

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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