Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Continuity mistake: At Pescadero, after Terminator pushes a female guard away, John runs to Sarah and asks if she's okay. Her body is positioned pointing in an 8 o'clock direction first, and in the following shot in an 11 o'clock.

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Continuity mistake: At Pescadero, when the female guard breaks Terminator's glasses, from the angle behind the left lens is pointing upwards, yet from the front it's downwards and the damage is greater.

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah sees the Terminator coming out of the elevator and crawls backwards panicking, there's a thick line painted on the floor. When the angle changes and shows her standing up and running, the line is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Sarah is about to jam the syringe in the plastic jug, watch its label and notice it turns around between frames.

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Continuity mistake: At the hospital, when Sarah is dreaming of Kyle and rests her hair on his left shoulder, her hair swaps from messy to brushed between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the T-1000 is on the police car's trunk, the hole he produces on the windshield increases and decreases in size between shots. (01:02:40)

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Continuity mistake: Sarah takes the chip out of the Terminator's skull and places it by the edge of a table. In the next angle, it is several centimeters away from the edge.

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Continuity mistake: In the police car after escaping from the T-1000, John's hair is moving to the left because of the wind. When the angle changes to a POV from the driver's seat, right when he says "I had to get you out of the place", his hair is moving wildly to the right, then a frame later, from a new angle, it's back to the previous mild movement to the opposite side.

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Continuity mistake: When the fat cop is killed, blood on his nape and collar appears and disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When escaping out of the parking lot, John drives past the same blue pick-up truck twice.

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Continuity mistake: John Connor comes out of the parking lot and appears right in the middle of the truck's lane, making the driver swerve to his left. From a close-up, the driver turns the wheel and straightens the truck and keeps on driving, but the following wide angle shows the truck swerved and the driver straightening it again.

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Continuity mistake: The amount of ash on Sarah's cigarette during her review changes instantly. (00:23:20)

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Continuity mistake: When John and Sarah are in the pick-up truck trying to outrun the overturned liquid nitrogen tanker, the driver's door of the pick-up truck goes from swinging open, to closed, to open again between shots.

Continuity mistake: During the escape from Pescendaro, the Terminator shoots the T-1000's head and the T-1000's head splits apart. When this happens Doctor Silberman can be seen nervously in the background. The shot then cuts to the Terminator, John and Sarah and then the shot cuts back to the T-1000. However, when the shot cuts back to the T-1000, Doctor Silberman isn't there any more. (01:00:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the hospital, a guard opens a door with his club, takes it away and looks inside. From a different angle the club is still on the door.

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Continuity mistake: When Dyson enters the vault, the door is open different amounts between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The position of Sarah's left hand clenched on the playground fence is higher-than or parallel-to her right hand, depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When the Terminator arrives on earth, his position differs between the first and second shot, with his left leg protruding more/less and his back crouched/slightly raised.

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Continuity mistake: When the Terminator's chopper breaks through the gates of the reservoir, they sound as if they crash against the fence, yet a frame later, from the angle in front, the gates are open wide and still.

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Continuity mistake: John enters the canal, passes by a bridge and pulls over 200 meters ahead. From his POV, the distance from the bridge is merely 50 meters. (00:35:00)

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Continuity mistake: The T-1000 punches his body through the window of a helicopter to get inside. An instant later, the hole in the windshield is gone. (01:56:35)

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John Connor: We've got company.
Miles Dyson: Police?
Sarah Connor: How many?
John Connor: Uh, all of them, I think.

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Trivia: While the characters were running around a hot steel mill, in reality the temperatures in the mill averaged only about 40° Fahrenheit. The actors had to be consistently spritzed with water to make it look like they were sweating.

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Question: Why did the T-1000 kill the officer in the beginning and steal his clothes? Later we see the uniform heal so we know he can create clothing.


Answer: He didn't steal his clothes, but copied them. He can only copy things that he physically touches. He had to touch the cop to take on his look. Also since the cop was a witness to this ruthless killing machine, it needed to kill him to protect itself from being discovered too soon. The Terminator is an infiltration unit on an assassination mission to kill John Connor. As advanced as it is, it needs as little attention drawn to it as possible. Having the entire police force chasing him down would not be ideal for his goal to get Connor and would inevitably slow him down and risk allowing Connor a better chance of escape. The T 1000 also is an emotionless machine programmed by other machines that are intent on killing off all humans in the future. It doesn't value human life, and if anything has been programmed to regard them as a pest to be dealt with. The cop was a means to an ends and an obstacle to take out. As well, the cop did also posses a weapon, and was the T-1000's quickest way to get his hands on a gun.

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Answer: While the T-1000 did kill the officer at the beginning (which is pretty much standard behavior for Terminators), it didn't steal the officer's clothes. It merely sampled the officer's appearance as soon as it touched him. However, it did steal the officer's firearm, because the T-1000 could not mimic complex mechanical objects or weapons (it could only mimic stabbing and cutting weapons).

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