Terminator Salvation

Trivia: Reese's introduction isn't the only thing that stays the same about the character between movies. Here he uses his preferred weapon - a sawed-off shotgun. Marcus isn't keen on having a gun aimed at him though, so he snatches it out of Reese's hands, then teaches him a trick to keep that from happening - fashioning a safety strap. Reese puts that same trick to use after he steals a police shotgun in The Terminator.

Trivia: When Marcus Wright, Kyle Reese, and Star leave Los Angeles, they make their way up the hill up to Griffith Park. This is an homage to Terminator 1 because this observatory location is the same location that Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at from the future, finding Bill Paxton and some other thugs and stealing one of their clothes.

Trivia: While looking for Kyle Reese, John Connor's Tracker makes the same sound as the Colonial Marines' Motion Trackers in the film Aliens, a film directed by James Cameron, director of The Terminator. (01:28:20)

Trivia: The Moto-Terminator bikes are built on the Ducati Hypermotard 1100. (00:40:50)


Trivia: The scout terminator was first used in the Terminator interactive ride a few years before, which also featured film footage of the Terminator played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, he reprised his role especially for the ride.

Trivia: The cast and crew of this film suffered a fair share of mishaps. Christian Bale broke his hand, Sam Worthington injured his back and special effects technician Mike Menardis almost lost his leg filming an explosion.

Jedd Jong

Trivia: Arnold Schwarzenneger's face was digitally pasted onto Austrian bodybuilder Roland Kickinger to show the T-800. Roland Kickinger played Schwarzenneger in the made-for-TV biopic See Arnold Run. (01:28:45)

Jedd Jong

Trivia: The wound T-800 makes to Connor's face will become John's scar shown in T1 in Kyle's flashback.

Trivia: The Plasma Cannons used by the Skyfish(HK), Harvester and MotoTerminators make the same sound as the Predator's shoulder cannon does from the first Predator movie.

Trivia: When Conner takes out the bike between the two cars, the music being played is the same from T2 when they were in the arcade at the shopping mall.

Other mistake: When Marcus, Kyle and Star are at the petrol station, a flying HK and the giant Harvester robot are able to appear just outside without making any kind of sound. In every other scene of the Harvester and the HKs however, they both make an incredible amount of noise. (00:37:40)

More mistakes in Terminator Salvation

John Connor: I knew it. I knew it was coming. But this is not the future my mother warned me about. And in this future, I don't know if we can win this war. This is John Connor.

More quotes from Terminator Salvation

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.