In the post-apocalyptic future, reigning tyrannical supercomputers teleport a cyborg assassin known as the "Terminator" back to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor, whose unborn son is destined to lead insurgents against 21st century mechanical hegemony. Meanwhile, the human-resistance movement dispatches a lone warrior to safeguard Sarah. Can he stop the virtually indestructible killing machine?
- Genre: Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
- Studio: Orion Pictures, Pacific Western, Hemdale Film, Cinema 84, Euro Film Funding
- Keyword: saving the world, artificial intelligence, rebel, cyborg, laser gun, shotgun, killer robot, villain, time travel, dystopia, slasher, los angeles, california, urban setting, future war, savior, tech noir, time paradox, action hero, griffith observatory, good versus evil
- Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Paul Winfield, Lance Henriksen, Rick Rossovich