The Terminator

Character mistake: When Kyle steals the police officer's gun and asks him what the date is, the officer replies "12th, May, Thursday". The film is set in 1984. May 12th, 1984 was a Saturday.

Character mistake: In the scene where Kyle asks the police officer for the date, the officer replies "12th of May, Thursday." May 12 in 1984 was not on a Thursday, it was on a Saturday.

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Character mistake: When the Terminator walks into the gun store, the "Clearance" sign in the window is misspelled "Clearnce." (00:13:40)

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Character mistake: In the final scene at the Mexican gas station there's a sign that says "cigaros" instead of "cigarros," which means "cigars" in Spanish.

Audio problem: When the Terminator breaks into the police station, he has an auto-shotgun in his left hand, and a machine gun in his right. Before he kills the power in the building, he comes to the end of a hall, points his shotgun through a doorway, and shoots. A machine gun sound is used for the blast, instead of a shotgun sound. (01:00:28)

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Kyle Reese: Listen! And understand. That Terminator is out there! It can't be bargained with, can't be reasoned with! It doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear, and it absolutely will not stop. EVER! Until you are dead!

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Trivia: Arnie only has 16 lines.

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