Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Trivia: When John turns on the magnetic field, the equipment he uses to turn up the power is the throttle of the Saitek X45 with a Cyberdyne plate over the base. (01:22:55)


Trivia: Former WWE superstar Chyna was an original candidate to play T-X.


Trivia: The cat lady's cat at the Animal Hospital is called Hercules. This is a tribute to Arnold Scharznegger who played Hercules in the 1970 movie, "Hercules In New York", his first film. (00:20:30)


Trivia: In the movie, Kate's fiance Scott is referred to as "Scott Mason", but in the credits, he is listed as "Scott Petersen", they changed the dialogue of his name in light of Scott Peterson, the man accused of killing his wife and unborn son in California. The name Scott Petersen also appears on the list of inmates in Demolition Man (00:48:00)


Trivia: The T1s in the film are actually real-life robots, nothing about them is computer-generated. (01:15:15)


Trivia: The man who yells at John when his car is hit is Billy Lucas, Arnold's personal stuntman. Lucas has stunted for many of Arnold's movies including Terminator 2. (00:31:25)

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Trivia: When the Terminator reboots himself in the hangar in order to get rid of the influence of the T-X, the scrolling text includes "Quicktime Player - Access" and "MP3.com - No Access." (01:30:15)


Trivia: The movie didn't have enough money to shoot the scene where the Terminator was being smashed through the building. So Arnold Schwarzeneggar paid for it with his own money. The total was $1 or 2 million. He said that was a scene he was looking forward to and he really wanted it in the film.


Trivia: When Catherine tells the Terminator where John Conner was after the Terminator promises to let her go, the Terminator reneges on his promise and when she protests, he says "I lied." This is a reference to another Schwarzenegger film "Commando" (1985) where Col. John Matrix says the same line to Sully after he reneges on his promise. (00:26:05)


Trivia: A small piece of green screen was used on Scharznegger's (Terminator) face to aid the special effects crew with making him look more accurately damaged.

Sol Parker

Trivia: Dr. Silberman, the psychiatrist from the first two movies, makes a cameo appearance in "The Rise of the Machines" and makes some comments about seeing "crazy stuff" when in a hostage situation. This is an homage to an un-filmed scene from "Judgement Day" (1991) which featured Dr. Silberman being taken away in a straight-jacket after the T-1000 attack at the hospital. (00:54:05)

Trivia: The scene where the chase between the 2 terminators with the large crane vehicle was shot twice. The directors didn't like the way the crane crashed and they bought another crane and re-shot the scene at an additional cost of over $1,000,000. (00:32:35)


Trivia: Originally, Sophia Bush was cast as Kate Brewster. After filming for a few days, director Jonathan Mostow let her go and cast Claire Danes instead because he felt that Bush looked too young for the part.

Trivia: Although Arnold originally would not do this film unless James Cameron was involved, the latter urged Arnold to go ahead and do it anyway, and at the same time ask for a huge chunk of money.

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Trivia: When the T-X takes control of the robot at the air force base the serial number on the front is T1-2 referencing the first two films.

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Character mistake: When the Terminator scans the doorman at the bar, a display comes up categorizing each piece of the doorman's clothing. The word "briefs" is misspelled "breifs". (00:13:40)

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John Connor: Do you even remember me? Sarah Connor? Blowing up Cyberdyne? Hasta la vista, baby? Ring any bells?
Terminator: That was a different T-101.
John Connor: What, do you guys come off an assembly line or something?
Terminator: Exactly.
John Connor: Oh man, I'm gonna have to teach you everything all over again.

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Question: Can anyone tell me if Edward Furlong was asked to reprise his role as John Connor and why he didn't?

Answer: He was originally in talks - and by some reports, did appear on set for some period of time. While factual answers are in short supply (for obvious reasons), there appears to be a connection to his drug-use habits. For instance, he was checked into a hospital (LA Cedars Sinai) for what friends feared was a drug overdose in April 2001, and has been in and out of rehab over the years. Chances are the production company was unable or unwilling to get completion insurance.

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