The Terminator 2 Movie Facts

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)

Description

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

Actor
Character(s)
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

Category
Recipient
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
(1991)
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
(1982)
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
(1986)
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.

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