The Terminator
Theatrical release poster
Release Date Oct. 26, 1984
Running Time 107 minutes
Directed by James Cameron
Producer(s) Gale Anne Hurd
Written by James Cameron

Gale Anne Hurd

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

Michael Biehn
Linda Hamilton
Paul Winfield

Music by Brad Fiedel
Cinematography by Adam Greenberg
Edited by Mark Goldblatt
Production Company Hemdale

Pacific Western

Distributed by Orion Pictures
Language English
Country United States
Budget $6.4 million
Box Office $78.4 million
Sequels Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Terminator Salvation
Terminator Genisys

Related Wikia Terminator Wiki

The Terminator is a 1984 American action film directed by James Cameron and written by Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd. It stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Biehn, and Linda Hamilton.


The Time TravelersEdit

Photo Time Traveler Played by
The Terminator The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger
Kyle Reese Kyle Reese Michael Biehn

Tropes Edit

  • Dystopian future
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Saving the world

Notable QuotesEdit

"I'll be back." -- The Terminator

"Come with me, if you want to live." -- Kyle Reese

Time Travel TheoriesEdit

Time DiagramEdit

Popular CultureEdit

Trailers Edit

File:The Terminator (1984) - Open-ended Trailer
File:The Terminator (1984) - Home Video Trailer for The Terminator