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The Terminator

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Long before cinematic universes were de riguer, The Terminator created a world so rich and compelling that people wanted to visit it again and again. This film that launched a thousand spin-offs was James Cameron’s breakout as a director and screenwriter. Co-written with Gale Ann Hurd, who is better known now for producing, this is the story of a robot played by Arnold Schwarzenegger (a role that took advantage of his stiff delivery, but doesn’t explain his accent) who looks human and has come from the future to kill Linda Hamilton’s character, Sarah Connor, before she can give birth to the future leader of the rebel forces fighting the robots for control. It set the template for James Cameron’s big action films, which raise even bigger questions about time travel, determinism vs. free will, and what it means to be human.

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Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn
Rated: R