Director: James Cameron Run Time: 107 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1984
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn
It’s full-on “humans versus robots” in the time-traveling, action-packed Sci-Fi flick that made James Cameron and Arnold Schwarzenegger bonafide stars!
In this Orwellian tale, an unstoppable cyborg called “The Terminator” (Arnold Schwarzenegger) time-travels from a post-apocalyptic 2029 Los Angeles to 1984 with a mission to eliminate Sarah Conner. You see, Sarah Conner needs to be assassinated before she gives birth to a son who will lead the 21st century human rebels to victory after the tyrannical machines! But it won’t be easy, not only are there multiple “Sarah Conners” in the phonebook (how quaint) and a member of the human resistance movement (Michael Biehn) also returns from the future to help save her. Sarah is also pretty bad ass herself and ultimately terminates the terminator…or does she? As Arnie famously declares, “I’ll be baaaack…”