|Directed by||James Cameron|
|Produced by||Gale Anne Hurd|
|Written by|| James Cameron|
Gale Anne Hurd
|Starring|| Arnold Schwarzenegger|
|Music by||Brad Fiedel|
|Running time||107 min.|
A killer cyborg from the year 2029 is sent to 1984 to kill a woman named Sarah Connor. The Human Resistance sends a protector, Kyle Reese to keep her safe. When Reese eventually meets Sarah, he reveals the reason as to why the cyborg is after her. In 1997, an Artificial Intelligence computer known as Skynet will attempt to destroy the human race with a nuclear attack, which the survivors call Judgment Day. The human race will be near extinction, until one man teaches the survivors how to fight. His name is John Connor - Sarah's future son. Eventually, it's revealed that Reese was in love with Sarah, and the two make love in a hotel room toward the end of the film. It's revealed this was another reason why Reese was sent to 1984, as at the end of the film, it's revealed that he is John Connor's father.
The Terminator has spawned three sequels, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and Terminator Salvation (2009). A fifth movie, Terminator Genisys (2015), is a reboot of the franchise. There's also a television series, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008), which is settled between the second and the third movie. In 2017, it was announced that James Cameron would produced a sixth film with Arnold Schwartzenegger and Linda Hamilton returning.