The Terminator | 1984

Directed by: James Cameron

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Main Plot

A human soldier is sent from 2029 to 1984 to stop an almost indestructible cyborg killing machine, sent from the same year, which has been programmed to execute a young woman whose unborn son is the key to humanity's future salvat...


  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's character in The Terminator is a cyborg assassin sent back in time to kill Sarah Connor.
  • Linda Hamilton's character, Sarah Connor, is pursued by a killer cyborg from the future, known as the Terminator.
  • Michael Biehn's character in The Terminator plays the role of a soldier sent back in time to protect Sarah Connor.


In the final showdown, Sarah Connor defeats the Terminator by crushing it in a hydraulic press. The Terminator's metal endoskeleton is destroyed, leaving only its arm behind. Sarah drives off into the unknown, pregnant with the future savior of humanity. The film ends with a monologue from Sarah, reflecting on the events and the uncertainty of what lies ahead.

James Cameron