The Terminator 2 Movie Facts

Terminator 2: Judgment Day revolutionized the sci-fi genre and set a new standard for action films when it was released in 1991. Directed by James Cameron, this iconic movie is known for its groundbreaking special effects, including the shape-shifting T-1000, portrayed by Robert Patrick. Dive into the world of Terminator 2 as we uncover fascinating behind-the-scenes facts and trivia that shed light on the making of this cinematic masterpiece.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day Facts

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Basic T2 Movie Information

Box Office Performance

Movie Plot & Description

How much money did Arnold Schwarzenegger make in Terminator 2?

How Many Words Did Arnold Schwarzenegger Say in Terminator 2?

What does a terminator do in a network?

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

How old is John Connor in Terminator 2?

Is Kyle Reese John Connor’s father?

What Motorcycle Was Used in Terminator 2?

Eddie Furlong Made His Film Debut

Basic T2 movie information:

TitleTerminator 2: Judgement Day
DirectorJames Cameron
ProducersJames Cameron | Gale Ann Hurd | Mario Kassar
Release DateJuly 2, 1991
Runtime137 minutes
WritersJames Cameron | William Wisher Jr.
Genresaction | sci-fi | thriller
MPAA RatingR
Rating Certificate#31159
Rating Advisorylanguage, strong sci-fi action and language
Production Budget$100 million
LanguagesEnglish | Spanish
CompanyCarolco 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 Screens2,495 (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.

Also, check out Eddie Furlong’s new teeth!

Terminator 2 Cast

Arnold SchwarzeneggerTerminator
Edward FurlongJohn Connor
Robert PatrickT-1000
Linda HamiltonSarah Connor
Jenette GoldsteinJanelle Voight
Joe MortonMiles Bennett Dyson
Earl BoenDr. Silberman
Castulo GuerraEnrique Salceda
Danny CookseyTim
Xander BerkeleyTodd Voight
Don LakeMossberg
Richard VidanWeatherby
Casey ChavezKid
Nikki CoxGirl
DeVaughn NixonDanny Dyson (as De Vaughn Nixon)
Mike MuscatMoshier
Dean NorrisSWAT Team Leader
Terrence EvansTanker Truck Driver
Denney PierceBurly 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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T2 Facts

In conclusion, the Terminator 2 movie is full of interesting behind-the-scenes facts. For example, the effects team had to create a liquid metal that would not melt under hot studio lights.

The movie was also the first to use CGI for a character’s face. These facts make the movie even more enjoyable to watch. Share these T2 facts with friends after the next time you watch the movie.

T2 Summary of Our Review

We have seen this movie hundreds of times and I recommend it to any action film lover. T2 is one of the best movies of all time

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 science fiction film directed by James Cameron and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, and Robert Patrick. The film is a sequel to the 1984 film The Terminator, and continues the story of a cyborg assassin, the Terminator, as he is sent back in time to protect the young John Connor, the future leader of the human resistance against Skynet, a rogue AI.

The story begins with the Terminator, now reprogrammed by the resistance to protect John Connor, being sent back in time to the year 1995. John, now living in foster care, is initially skeptical of the Terminator’s claims, but eventually comes to trust him and they form a bond. Meanwhile, a more advanced Terminator, the T-1000, is also sent back in time to kill John. The T-1000, played by Robert Patrick, is a liquid metal android that can shape shift, and is nearly indestructible.

As the Terminator and John try to evade the T-1000 and find a way to stop Skynet, they are joined by Sarah Connor, John’s mother and a key member of the resistance. Sarah, who has been institutionalized for her beliefs about Skynet, is initially reluctant to believe the Terminator, but eventually joins their cause. Together, the three of them set out to destroy the laboratory where Skynet is being developed, in the hopes of preventing the AI from ever coming online.

As the Terminator and T-1000 engage in a series of intense and explosive battles, John and Sarah also come to realize the importance of the Terminator as a father figure, and the film concludes with an emotional scene in which the Terminator sacrifices himself to destroy the T-1000 and save the group.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day is widely considered one of the greatest action films ever made and a classic of the science fiction genre. The film’s special effects, particularly the groundbreaking use of computer-generated imagery to create the T-1000, were revolutionary and set a new standard for visual effects in filmmaking. The film was a commercial and critical success, grossing over $519 million worldwide and winning four Academy Awards for Best Sound, Best Sound Effects Editing, Best Visual Effects, and Best Makeup. It was followed by several sequels and a television series.

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