Terminator – The cyborg killing machine arrives in Los Angeles

A 1984 American science fiction film directed by James Cameron. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose son will one day become a savior against machines in a post-apocalyptic future.

Griffith Observatory, the arrival site of the Terminator (right corner) / Image: unknown, via buyoya.com

The Terminator topped the United States box office for two weeks. It helped launch Cameron’s film career and solidify Schwarzenegger’s status as a leading man. The screenplay is credited to Cameron and producer Gale Anne Hurd. Executive producers John Daly and Derek Gibson of Hemdale Film Corporation were instrumental in financing and production.

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Featured Image: Terminator / In 1984 Los Angeles, a cyborg assassin known as a Terminator arrives from 2029 and steals guns and clothes.

Websites: griffithobservatory.org, orionpictures.com

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