This airticle is aboot the 1984 film. For the franchise it initiatit, see Terminator (franchise). For the eponymous character, see Terminator (character). For ither uisses, see Terminator.

The Terminator is a 1984 American science feection action movie directit bi James Cameron, written bi Cameron an the film's producer Gale Anne Hurd, an starrin Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, an Linda Hamilton. It wis filmit in Los Angeles, producit bi Hemdale Film Corporation an distributit bi Orion Pictures. Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time frae the year 2029 tae 1984 tae kill Sarah Connor, played bi Hamilton. Biehn plays Kyle Reese, a sodger frae the futur sent back in time tae pertect Sarah.

The Terminator
Directit biJames Cameron
Produced biGale Anne Hurd
Written bi
  • James Cameron
  • Gale Anne Hurd
Muisic biBrad Fiedel
CinematographyAdam Greenberg
Eeditit biMark Goldblatt
Distributit biOrion Pictures
Release date
  • 26 October 1984 (1984-10-26)
Rinnin time
107 minutes[1]
KintraUnitit States
Budget$6.4 million[2]
Box office$78.4 million[2]

Thou nae expectit tae be either a commercial or creetical success, The Terminator toppit the American box office for twa weeks an helpit launch the film career o Cameron an consolidate that o Schwarzenegger. The Terminator wis follaeed up wi a sequel in Terminator 2: Judgment Day in 1991 which wis directit bi Cameron an aw. In 2008, The Terminator wis selectit bi the Library of Congress for preservation in the American National Film Registry, bein deemit "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


Country Premiere
  Unitit States 26 October 1984
  Australie 20 December 1984
  Sooth Korea 22 December 1984
  Unitit Kinrick 11 Januar 1985
  Italy 11 Januar 1985
  Spain 18 Januar 1985
  Swaden 8 Februar 1985
  Denmark 15 Februar 1985
  Finland 15 Februar 1985
  Netherlands 21 Februar 1985
   Swisserland 27 Februar 1985 (French speakin region)
   Swisserland 27 Februar 1985 (German speakin region)
  Wast Germany 15 Mairch 1985
  Hong Kong 22 Mairch 1985
  Brazil 25 Mairch 1985
  Norawa 28 Mairch 1985
  Taiwan 29 Mairch 1985
  Colombie 10 Apryle 1985
  Argentinae 18 Apryle 1985
  Fraunce 24 Apryle 1985
  Greece 24 Apryle 1985
  Peru 1 Mey 1985
  Japan 4 Mey 1985
  Ireland 17 Mey 1985
  Portugal 24 Mey 1985
  Iceland 19 Juin 1985
  Uruguay 4 Julie 1985
  Turkey Januar 1988
  Hungary 26 Mey 1988
  Czechoslovakie 1 September 1990


  1. "THE TERMINATOR". British Board of Film Classification. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Terminator (1984)". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved October 3, 2014.

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