Terminator 2: Judgment Day
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Trivia: The movie being about the start of a major worldwide war (with a heavy use of technology too), an interesting coincidence can be seen in the first truck chase sequence. Just as John and the Terminator speed under the bridge that the T-1000 crashes into, a height warning on the bridge can be read which says "CAUTION 9-11". The truck smashes right into it. (00:36:15)

Trivia: During the opening future war scene, some of the human soldiers are armed with M41A pulse rifles from James Cameron's earlier film "Aliens" (1986).

Trivia: The roiling pit of molten steel where the Terminator and T-1000 meet their ends is actually a Plexiglas trough which was filled with a mixture of water, powdered sugar and mineral oil, and lit from below with orange lights.

Phil C.

Trivia: The Terminator determines the T-1000 has killed John's foster parents when he asks about the family's dog and gives them the wrong name, Wolfie, which is the name of James Cameron's German Shepherd.

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Trivia: For the sound of T-1000 passing through metal bars, Rydstom simply inverted an open can of dog food and recorded the close-packed food as it oozed slowly out.

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Trivia: Over 1 million feet of film was shot and printed. That is 189.39 miles / 304.8 kilometers.

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Trivia: Throughout the 9 months of making the film, Edward Furlong's voice had got deeper, so they had to artificially pitch his voice higher to ensure it maintained a constant pitch throughout the film.

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Trivia: When the T-800 is walking through the mall, he has got a box of Roses that is concealing a Gun. This is in reference to Guns N' Roses, who recorded the movie theme song "You Could Be Mine". Arnold also appeared in the music video, referencing lead singer, Axl Rose, as a "waste of ammo". (00:30:05)

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Trivia: The look of the T-1000 after its freezing in liquid nitrogen was created by covering actor Robert Patrick's face and head with finely chopped reflective cellophane Christmas garlands and then spraying over with canned flocking.

Phil C.

Trivia: The character of Sarah was originally to have a knife scar on her upper lip to make her look harder and more feral than she did in the first film. However, since this would have meant a detailed makeup job every day, the concept was dropped after the first day or two of shooting. In some of the desert scenes, you can still see the scar if you look closely.

Phil C.

Trivia: Van Ling the FX coordinator makes a cameo as one of the assistants in Cyberdine.

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Trivia: The dream sequence where Sarah sees the nuclear bomb go off and destroys the city, is still regarded as the most accurate depiction of the devastation a nuke would cause to a city and people ever put on film.

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Trivia: It's mentioned here that Linda Hamilton's twin is used in the foundry scenes. The parts of the Guard and identical T-1000 copy in the hospital are played by Don and Dan Stanton. They have appeared in several other movies, always side by side.

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Trivia: James Cameron apparently wanted Billy Idol to play the T-1000. A motorcycle accident prevented Idol from commiting.[src]

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Trivia: One of the things the T-800's scans indicates about people is their "somatotype"; ectomorph, endomorph, or mesomorph. This is a classification system developed in the 40's about people's body type.

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Trivia: The guard (who gets the poker cup) played by the Stanton twins, is named Lewis. In their previous role, "Gremlins 2: The New Batch", Dan played a scientist named Lewis (with Don playing his twin, Martin).

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Trivia: After the T-1000 pushes the T-800 through the window in the mall, the blonde woman besides the guy with the camera was a Linda Hamilton stunt double.

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Trivia: To create the effect where the smashed T-1000 liquefies and comes back together, frozen pieces of Mercury were put on a hotplate. They melted and ran together into a puddle.

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Trivia: When the biker stubs his cigar out on the Terminator's chest, Arnie's protection was only a small block and piece of fake skin the size of a dime, so the actor had to be very careful to avoid burning him.

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Trivia: When the T-1000 emerges from the truck and is covered with liquid nitrogen, a stunt double who is an amputee was used for the shots where his limbs freeze and break off.

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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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The Terminator: I need your clothes, boots and your motorcycle.
Cigar Biker: You forgot to say please.

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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.

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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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