Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) James Cameron, film locations

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) James Cameron, film locations

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) James Cameron, film locations

A cyborg, identical to the one who failed to kill Sarah Connor, must now protect her young son, John Connor, from a more advanced cyborg, made out of liquid metal.

Director: James Cameron.
Writers: James Cameron, William Wisher Jr. (as William Wisher).
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong.

Some years on from The Terminator, and future resistance hero John Connor (Edward Furlong) is an eleven-year-old, farmed out to foster parents in the northern Los Angeles suburb of Reseda (don’t go looking for ‘South Almond Avenue’ – it’s fictitious), while Mom Sarah (Linda Hamilton) is banged up in a maximum security asylum.

At $94 million, T2 was the most expensive movie ever (the original Terminator, came in at a neat $6 million). But that was before Titanic. James Cameron took the opportunity to revisit ideas from the first Terminator movie on a grander scale.

The opening ‘future war’ is reprised, using the ruins of a demolished steel plant at Fontana, on the outskirts of San Bernardino, Route 10 east of Los Angeles. With a sense of thrift that would gladden his old mentor (Cameron is a graduate of the Roger Corman school of moviemaking – at age 23 he handled the special effects on the Corman-produced Battle Beyond The Stars), the twisted bikes, burned-out cars and blackened cinders used as dressing are charred debris from the Universal Studio fire of 1989, when a disgruntled security guard torched the famous backlot.

The ‘Pescadero State Hospital for the Criminally Insane’, where Sarah Connor is incarcerated, has nothing to do with Pescadero, which is a small California fishing town between San Francisco and Santa Cruz. The institution of the movie is closer to Los Angeles. It’s the Phoenix Academy (previously the Lake View Medical Center), 11600 Eldridge at Kagel Canyon, off Foothill Boulevard to the north of Hansen Dam Park in the San Fernando Valley. Built as a medical facility in the early Seventies, it was closed, either due to earthquake damage or lack of funding, according to which story you buy, and started a new career as a movie location, but now seems to be back on course.

The new user-friendly T-800 Terminator, by another stroke of luck, finds himself naked in the San Fernando Valley at biker hangout, The Corral Bar, which stood at 12002 Osborne Street, Lakeview Terrace, where he gets himself not only a leather jacket, but a cool bike, shades, and a large gun as well. Don’t plan a night out at the bar. It’s long gone, and a library now stands on the site. Arriving a few years later, the T-800 would have spent the entire movie dressed like a librarian.

Meanwhile, the T-1000 upgrade liquid metal Terminator (Robert Patrick) fetches up beneath the Sixth Street Bridge (featured in the climax of S.W.A.T.),, downtown Los Angeles, and has soon tracked young Connor down to Reseda. The shopping mall chase and confrontation between the two Terminators wasn’t filmed in Reseda, though. The exterior is nearby, the Northridge Mall, 9301 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, though the interior is on the coast at Santa Monica, in the 162-store Santa Monica Place Mall, Broadway at Third Street (which became ‘Ridgemont Mall’ in Fast Times at Ridgemont High).

Escaping on his dirt bike, Connor tears into one of Los Angeles’ concrete flood control channels, back in the San Fernando Valley. The spillway used is Bull Creek, which leads down to the Sepulveda Flood Control Area (in drier times, the Balboa and the Encino Golf Courses).

The T-1000 gives chase in an eighteen-wheel truck, and, at the junction of Plummer and Hayvenhurst, makes the spectacular leap down into Bull Creek, tearing through the 40-foot wide spillway.

Having sprung Mom from Pescadero, Connor and the good Terminator head out to a desert compound on the western rim of the Mojave Desert, at Lancaster in Antelope Valley. Mom Connor, spurred on by visions of Los Angeles engulfed in a nuclear firestorm, takes off to kill scientist Dr Dyson (Joe Morton), whose research is destined to lead to the Skynet System and hence the future war.

Dyson’s house, where the Terminator stomach-churningly demonstrates his non-human status, is a private home on Pacific Coast Highway, just west of South Malibu Canyon Road, west of Malibu (though it’s not visible from the road).

The ‘Cyberdyne HQ’, high security home of the lethal cyborg chip, really is situated in California’s Silicon Valley, the heart of the computer industry. The building is now the home of Mattson Technology, 47131 Bayside Parkway, at Gateway Boulevard, Fremont, a suburb of San Jose. A glass façade added a third storey to the building, and the (real glass) windows were wired to blow out simultaneously with a gasoline fireball.

The commandeered SWAT truck crashes through a specially added lobby. Fremont is east of San Francisco Bay over the Dumbarton Bridge where Route 17 intersects with Route 84.

The T-1000 oozes into the helicopter for the climactic chase sequence. Los Angeles’ constantly packed freeways are vital arteries constantly teetering on the verge of terminal gridlock. Closing a section down is risking fatal thrombosis, but Los Angeles is also movie city, and there’s always a way.

A four-lane section of freeway was discovered down toward San Pedro. In this scruffy industrial hinterland of the port is a three-mile north-south stretch of roadway linking Sepulveda Boulevard with the naval base on Terminal Island. The Terminal Island Freeway could be closed for the night without major disruption to the city’s traffic flow.

For most of the chase, the helicopter was suspended from a crane mounted on a flatbed truck which drove along the adjacent lane, but for one hair-raising stunt, a real helicopter flew under the twenty-foot overpass of the Pacific Coast Highway.

The end of the chase brings the movie full circle. The steelworks, supposedly at the end of the freeway, is adjacent to the ruins at Fontana used for the opening sequence. Here a steelmill, abandoned for seventeen years, was brought to life with a battery of trick effects. Molten metal gives insurance companies panic attacks so the film uses rivers of white paint and illuminated plastic panels amid showers of sparks.

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Film Facts

In the audio commentary, James Cameron says that not only was the biker bar scene filmed across the street from where LAPD officers beat up Rodney King, but that they were filming the night of the beating.

To date, this is the only sequel to win an Academy Award when the previous movie wasn’t even nominated.

Special F/X guru Stan Winston and his crew studied hours of nuclear test footage in order to make Sarah Connor’s "nuclear nightmare" scene as real as possible. In late 1991, members of several U.S. federal nuclear testing labs unofficially declared it "the most accurate depiction of a nuclear blast ever created for a fictional motion picture". For Sarah’s nightmare of the nuclear holocaust, some of the materials used in the miniature Los Angeles model that mimicked all the destroyed masonry were Matzos crackers and Shredded Wheat. After each take, it would take on average two days to set the model up to shoot again.

For the storm drain sequence, Arnold Schwarzenegger was in pain because, since he couldn’t wear a glove while cocking the gun, his fingers would get stuck in the mechanism. He tore the skin from his fingers and hand many times before he mastered it; and he achieved this while trying to act and control a Harley at the same time as James Cameron told him where to look. He couldn’t dart his eyes either because it would have ruined the shot. Shooting the gates also took weeks of practice because he had to also act cool while doing it.

A female passer-by actually wandered onto the biker bar set thinking it was real, despite walking past all the location trucks, cameras and lights. Seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger standing in the bar dressed only in boxer shorts, she wondered aloud what was going on, only for Schwarzenegger to reply that it was male stripper night.

Production took sufficiently long that Edward Furlong visibly aged during the shoot – he is clearly much younger in the desert, for instance, than in other scenes. His voice began to break and had to be pitched to one level in post-production.

Robert Patrick trained in a rigorous running regime in order to be able to appear to run at high speeds without showing fatigue on film.

Linda Hamilton’s twin sister, Leslie Hamilton Gearren was used as a double in scenes involving two "Sarah Connors" (i.e., when the T1000 was imitating her), and in a scene not in the theatrical release (but on the DVD) as a mirror image of Linda.

Given Arnold Schwarzenegger’s $15-million salary and his total of 700 words of dialog, he was paid $21,429 per word. "Hasta la vista, baby" cost $85,716.

This is the only Terminator film to win or be nominated for an Oscar. It won 4 and was nominated for 2 others.

Industrial Light and Magic’s computer graphics department had to grow from six artists to almost 36 to accommodate all the work required to bring the T-1000 to life, costing $5.5 million and taking 8 months to produce, which ultimately amounted to 3.5 minutes of screen time.

According to James Cameron, Linda Hamilton suffered permanent hearing loss in one ear during the elevator shootout because she had not replaced her ear plugs after removing them between takes.

Pilot Charles A. Tamburro actually flew the helicopter under the overpass in the final chase scene. The camera crew refused to film the shot because of the high risk involved. James Cameron did the filming with the help of the camera car driver.

James Cameron asked special effects creator Stan Winston to direct a teaser-trailer. Cameron didn’t want the trailer to just be early footage, and so with a budget of $150,000, Winston created a trailer that showed a futuristic assembly line churning out copies of Terminators, all of which looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger. Cameron was pleased with this trailer, as he had fears about audience reactions to trailers showing Schwarzenegger returning as a Terminator (after the Terminator in the first film was clearly destroyed).

The idea to destroy the Cyberdyne Systems building to prevent the future war was in the first Terminator movie but was cut from the final release (you can see it in the deleted scenes section of The Terminator (1984) DVD.) James Cameron said it was lucky that he chose to cut that scene in 1984 as it forms the "nucleus" of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

Linda Hamilton learned to pick locks for the scene in the mental hospital where she does precisely that with a paperclip.

For the sound of T-1000 passing through metal bars, sound designer Gary Rydstrom simply inverted an open can of dog food and recorded the close-packed food as it oozed slowly out. When transforming and flowing like mercury, the "metallic" sound is the spraying of Dust-Off into a mixture of flour and water, with a condom-sealed microphone submerged in the goo. For the sound of bullets striking the T-1000, inverted glass was slammed into a container of yogurt creating a combo sound of hard edge and goop.

The first film to have a production budget of more than US$100 million dollars.

The mini-gun used in the film was the same mini-gun that was used in Predator (1987) also starring Arnold Schwarzenegger.

One of the main percussive sounds of Brad Fiedel’s score – the metallic beats of the Terminator theme – is not created by a synthesizer. It’s Fiedel striking one of his cast-iron frying pans.

The "forced medication" scene (Special Edition only) had to be re-shot several times because actor Ken Gibbel wouldn’t hit Linda Hamilton properly with his nightstick. The scene was very physically demanding and Hamilton was furious with Gibbel because he repeatedly botched it. She got her revenge in a later scene where she beats Gibbel with a broken-off broom handle – the blows are for real.

The damaged Terminator look in the climax of the film took five hours to apply and an hour to remove.

The T800’s bike jump into the storm drain was performed by stuntman Peter Kent. The motorbike was supported by one-inch cables, so that when they hit the ground, the bike and rider only weighed 180 pounds. The cables were later digitally erased.

Held the world record for highest opening-weekend gross of an R-rated film (with $52,306,548) until The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

Carolco studio executives were nervous and concerned when the original budget of $75 million ballooned up to $88 million, with more to come. In order to keep the budget manageable, they proposed to eliminate a few scenes, particularly the opening biker bar scene where the Terminator was introduced. They tried to get Arnold Schwarzenegger to persuade James Cameron to remove that scene, but Schwarzenegger turned them down, saying, "Only a studio guy would cut a scene out like that."

The sound used for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shotgun is actually two cannons.

After the release of The Abyss (1989) (featuring the infamous pseudo-pod scene), James Cameron felt he was ready to start working on this film. However, he knew that half of the film’s rights was owned by Hemdale (producer of The Terminator (1984)) – ultimately went bankrupt – and the lack of funding prevented him from working. While working on Total Recall (1990) with Mario Kassar and Andrew G. Vajna, Arnold Schwarzenegger learned of Cameron’s intention to work on the film and it was him who urged Kassar and Vajna to buy the rights from Hemdale. Finally, they bought it in February 1990 and Cameron would only start work the following month.

With the film’s domestic box office adjusted for inflation, it is the top grossing R-rated action film of all time.

Robert Patrick mimicked the head movements of the American bald eagle for his role as T-1000.

For the scene where the Terminator tells Sarah Connor about Miles Dyson and the history of Skynet, Arnold Schwarzenegger read his lines from a card taped to the car’s windshield.

The Terminators seen at the beginning of the movie were fully workable animatronic models.

Local residents in Lakeview Terrace held a protest outside the Medical Center when it was dressed up to be the Pescadero State Hospital for the Criminally Insane. They quickly realized it was in fact only a film set.

On the DVD, by highlighting "Sensory Control" and pressing the right navigation button five times until the words "The Future is Not Set" appear, then selecting the phrase, the menu will alter, offering the Theatrical Version of the film instead of the Special Edition for viewing.

The original script did not call for the top of the truck to be ripped off during the chase through the storm drain beside/beneath the freeway, but when they arrived on location they found that the cab wouldn’t fit under the overpass so director James Cameron decided that the roof was going to have to come off.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s young daughter screamed the first time she saw her father’s face made-up to show the robotics appearing underneath the skin tissue.

Despite the film’s R rating, numerous children’s toys were released, and were a financial success.

Billy Idol was James Cameron’s original choice to play the T1000. A motorcycle accident prevented Idol from taking on the role.

Director James Cameron was so impressed by Linda Hamilton’s acting that he campaigned unsuccessfully for her to be nominated to win an Academy Award for Best Actress.

The T-1000 has four arms while in the helicopter: two for flying the helicopter and two for firing and reloading the MP-5K submachine gun.

Linda Hamilton trained with former Israeli commando Uzi Gal and with personal trainer Anthony Cortes for three hours a day, six days a week for 13 weeks before filming. Under both, she trained intensely with weights and learned judo and heavy military training techniques. She had to maintain a demanding non-fat diet even during filming and lost 12 pounds. Because of this punishing regimen, she declined to reprise her role for "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines." Ironically, her identical twin sister Leslie Hamilton Gearren was only required to "hit the gym" for a few hours a week and the difference is visible in the two scenes they star in together.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was given a slightly used Gulfstream III airplane (worth about $14 million) by producer Mario Kassar for accepting the role.

The Cyberdyne building in the movie is in fact a two-story structure in Fremont, CA. A phony third floor was constructed on top for the movie. Much of the structure was rebuilt after the filming and the building exists to this day.

All the electrical cabling meant to light the five-mile section of freeway during the liquid nitrogen truck chase was stolen. Not having enough time to replace all of it, the company had to rent or borrow every wire connected to the lighting on the freeway. That lasted for 5 days.

The steel mill effects were so convincing, some former workers from the plant (which had been closed for over 10 years) thought it was up and running again.

Most of Edward Furlong’s voice had to be re-dubbed by Furlong again in post-production because it changed during shooting. His young voice is left intact only in the scene where he and Terminator are talking about why people cry, because James Cameron wanted it to sound dramatic and thought it was better if left intact.

Linda Hamilton’s then 20-month-old son, Dalton, plays an infant John Connor in a playground dream sequence.

In the ATM scene, John uses an Atari Portfolio hand-held computer.

The photos of the 1984 attack were still shots of a re-shoot. James Cameron had a hallway set built, dressed Arnold Schwarzenegger in his original Terminator outfit and had him recreate one take, from which they took the pictures. (Check out Arnold’s hair and facial structure to spot the telltale signs.)

While a central point in "Terminator 2", the phrase "There is no fate but what we make for ourselves" is not said in "The Terminator". The phrase comes from a deleted scene.

James Cameron cast Robert Patrick as The T-1000 after seeing him in Die Hard 2 (1990).

Lead singer of heavy metal band WASP, Blackie Lawless, was considered for the role of the liquid-metal T-1000, although his height proved to be a problem. The role of the original Terminator had been written for a man of average stature, who could easily blend in to a crowd, and James Cameron wanted to apply that original concept to dramatic effect for the T-1000. In an AOL chat, Lawless explained: "Probably the biggest regret that I have, though I didn’t turn it down, was a part in Terminator 2 that Robert Patrick got. Arnold Schwarzenegger wanted me to do the part, but when he found out I was 6’4", I couldn’t. I regret not being able to do that."

Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn’t sure initially about the Terminator not being able to kill people; he suspected the studio were trying to soften the violence like on Conan the Destroyer (1984). He felt that had destroyed the Conan series and didn’t want to see it happen with this series as well, but since Terminator 2 was rated R, he relaxed a little.

Sound designer Gary Rydstrom added some lion roars to the sounds of the tanker truck that the T-1000 drives down the freeway to add some extra menace.

The world-famous phrase "Hasta la vista, baby" is translated to "Sayonara, baby" in the Spanish version of the film, to preserve the humorous nature.

Over 1 million feet of film was shot and printed.

When the project was first announced in late 1984, the projected budget was $12 million. The final budget was $102 million.

For the scene where the nude Terminator walks into a biker bar, Arnold Schwarzenegger was actually wearing a pair of purple board shorts.

The T-1000 tells the helicopter pilot to "get out!". This is a parallel to The Terminator (1984), in which the Terminator gives the same command to a truck driver under similar circumstances.

In the original script, the initial encounter between John and The T-1000 took place at an amusement park.

Scenes filmed but not included in DVD or Special Edition releases: 1) After a resistance soldier destroys an endoskeleton, another soldier enters into view and picks up the plasma rifle. 2) When the T-1000 asks the location of the Galleria, the two girls giggle in disbelief. He replies, "I am kind of new here." 3) After the Terminator injures the gatehouse guard, John says "Sorry" to that poor bloke. 4) The nurse asks the T-1000 (as Lewis) what he is carrying. He replies, "Just some trash." before dragging the real body into the closet. 5) When the T-1000 arrives at Sarah’s cell, Douglas, the guard whom Sarah beat up, is screaming for his release. The T-1000 ignores him, and changes back to his default form. 6) During the escape from the asylum, Sarah asks the Terminator whether the T-1000 can be destroyed. Terminator answers that this is unknown (this shot was in the trailer).

The name of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator is the Terminator Series 800 (shiny metal endoskeleton) model 101 (Arnold’s actual skin on that skeleton).

The foreign distributors eagerly signed up Terminator 2, even though it had more than ten times the budget of the original film, making Terminator 2 the most expensive film in history at that time. This is something James Cameron would outdo on his successive three films, True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009).

The pumps in the gas station forecourt, shown prior to the chip surgery scene, display the Benthic Petroleum logo. Benthic Petroleum was the company that owned the submersible drilling rig in one of James Cameron’s previous movies, The Abyss (1989).

Identical twins Don Stanton and Dan Stanton played the hospital security guard and the T1000.

The film has over 300 effects shots which total almost 16 minutes of running time.

So extensive is the Foley teamwork in T2, just about every incidental movement on screen is replaced: the creaks of the Terminator’s leather jacket, his buckle clinks and footsteps. The entire sequence where Sarah escapes from her hospital bed using a paper clip to pick the strap buckle and door lock was nothing but Foley and music.

The artificial substance used instead of melted steel (which would’ve been far too dangerous to use, sometimes impossible) actually needed to be kept pretty cool to maintain the right density. This meant that the temperature on set was really quite cold, so the actors had to be sprayed with fake sweat in between takes.

SFX crew had to incorporate Robert Patrick’s football-injury limp in their animation of the T1000. Next, they filmed the stuff with the T1000 pretending to be driving from the right-hand steering wheel (wearing a mirror-image police uniform), while the real driver was hidden under a black hood at the lowered real steering wheel. For the final film, the scenes were flipped left-to-right to make it all look right, and combined with footage shot with a normal truck driving in the drain. This was done so that Patrick could concentrate on acting rather than driving. They accidentally caught a street sign; after they mirror-imaged the scene, they digitally reversed the text on the sign so it would appear correct.

Because the film was shot out of sequence, Arnold Schwarzenegger was unsure if the Terminator was supposed to be played as too human or not human enough in some scenes.

As of 2014, this is still Tri-Star’s highest grossing film.

The mall where the T-800 goes to look for John and fights the T-1000 is the Sherman Oaks Galleria, which has been used for many films. Arnold Schwarzenegger previously filmed another fight scene there in Commando (1985).

The date of the fictional Judgment Day – 29 August 1997 – is the anniversary of the Soviet Union’s first detonation of an atomic bomb in 1949.

Even though Robert Patrick got weapon training under technical expert Uzi Gal, director James Cameron was so amazed by Patrick’s performance, particularly for the T-1000 shooting scene at the Galleria mall, that he used the actual footage shot, without speeding up the frame rate.

11 cameras were used to capture the explosion at Cyberdyne HQ.

When moving through a crowd, Robert Patrick patterned himself after a shark moving in on its prey.

When Sarah leaves her sniper’s position in Dyson’s yard, she walks past the pool. The pools surface should be still, but it is undulating like stormy waters in an open bay for a dramatic effect.

More explicit shots of the arm cutting scene were removed as director James Cameron felt they were tasteless and unnecessary.

In one scene, The T-1000 (Robert Patrick) asks a red-haired girl (Nikki Cox) if she knows were John Connor is and she replies that he is at the galleria. In the following instalments Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) and Terminator Salvation (2009), John Connor’s future wife Kate Brewster (Claire Danes and Bryce Dallas Howard) had red hair.

It is believed that the red-haired girl is indeed Kate Brewster and in "Terminator 3", Kate mentioned that she attended the same school as John and the day before the T-101 and the T-1000 arrived, they both met and had made out in the basement of another boy they went to school with, Mike Kripke. If so, it’s most likely, John would have told Kate he was going to go to the galleria with Tim the next day.

A segment showing the design of the Time Displacement Machine which sent the Terminator and Kyle Reese back in the time in the first film was rejected for the sequel as it was too complicated and not necessary for plot development (plus it featured another rating problem for additional nudity, as Reese was required to go through the portal while naked). It would have consisted of three rings independently rotating around each other, with the subject to be displaced levitating in their center. The design ultimately resurfaced in 1997 as Jodie Foster’s space traveling device in Contact (1997).

Another hospital scene was cut that took place after John Connor robs the ATM and heads for the mall. Sarah Connor was to have a dream where Reese appears and warns her that THEIR son is in danger. She has to save him, etc. They kiss and hug, but Reese disappears and walks out. Sarah chases him outside, to find herself in the same spot as the nuclear nightmare scene later in the movie. She sees the large white flash, and then she wakes up. This is the only scene that Michael Biehn was in, and appeared in some promotional trailers. Cameron cut the scene because he thought that audiences who had not seen the first movie would be confused by the appearance of Kyle.

A scene showing the T-1000 at the scene of the crashed truck in the canal, where he steals a police car.

After the T-1000 kills John’s foster parents, he ventures outside and kills the dog to check it’s nametag, which is stamped with the name "Max". The T-1000 does this because the Terminator hung up as soon as the T-1000 confirms the wrong name by calling the dog "Wolfie" and now knows John will not trust his ‘parents’ and so gives up waiting for John to return home.

After killing the dog, the T-1000 goes to John’s room to try to find any clues as to where John might be. He stalks around the room waving his arms and "feeling" things on the shelves, on the walls, etc. He eventually stops in front of a poster, realizes there is something behind it, rips it down and finds a box of mementos (pictures, and the like). This must be where the T-1000 figures out about the desert compound that Sarah, John, and the Terminator head to after the hospital. Director James Cameron decided to cut it because the T-1000’s sampling abilities were already sufficiently conveyed in earlier scenes, so this scene became redundant (and because it made the T-1000 look too much like it had x-ray vision). This scene was NOT included in the SE.

At the abandoned gas station, a scene involved Sarah and John talking with the Terminator about learning. He tells them that his CPU was switched to read-only before being sent out. Skynet doesn’t want them to learn too much while on their own. John asks if it can be reset. You then see the Terminator’s face in a "mirror" talking Sarah through the procedure. A puppet was used for the foreground Sarah to work on and Linda Hamilton’s twin sister Leslie Hamilton Gearren was in the mirror mimicking Linda’s hand movements. After the CPU is removed, the Terminator shuts-down and Sarah places it on a table. She picks up a hammer and tries to smash it to render him inoperative. John stops her and says they need him. He starts to show authority for the first time and asks her how he is supposed to be a great military leader if even his own mother won’t listen to him. They reinsert the chip back into the Terminator’s head.

A scene at a truck stop before John, Sarah and Terminator arrive at the Salceda farm. John points out to the Terminator that he shouldn’t be so serious all the time. He encourages him to smile once in a while. The Terminator tries to perform a smile, but the result is less than convincing, so John encourages him to practice in front of a mirror.

Directly after Terminator tells Sarah about Miles Dyson, there is a scene where we see Dyson in his private residence, where his wife tells him he is much too focused on finishing his microchip.

Some more dialogue between John and the Terminator as they assemble weapons in the desert. John tells about his unusual childhood, and ask Terminator if he experiences emotions.

Before Sarah takes aim at Dyson, we see her approaching the house and setting up weapons.

A scene in Cyberdyne, where Dyson destroys the model of his revolutionary microchip.

In the steel mill, the T-1000 experiences some negative effects from being frozen earlier. It has difficulties maintaining his form when it touches other materials, like steel bars and the floor. This leads to another deleted shot, where John sees the two Sarahs and recognizes the fake one because its feet seem fused to the metal floor.

A scene in a Skynet-free future, with Sarah Connor as an older woman giving a monologue about how John became a senator. This scene was NOT included in the SE, because James Cameron felt it just didn’t fit the dark, gloomy atmosphere of the rest of the movie.

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