Terminator Salvation

Trivia: When Conner takes out the terminator motorbike, the music he plays is the same from Terminator 2 when he's out on his bike with his friend.

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. (00:49:55 - 01:49:58)

Trivia: This is the only movie of the "Terminator" series with no time travel.

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: 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: 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: 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.

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Suggested correction: The song is You Could be Mine by Guns 'n Roses. The song does not play while John is in the arcade, Tim is playing the song on a boombox while he and John are riding to the mall. The song also plays over the end credits of Terminator 2.


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: This film is infamous for an onset altercation between Christian Bale and cinematographer Shane Hurlbut. Hurlbut walked onto the set during the filming of a scene, which led to Bale - known for being an intense method actor - going on a profanity-laced tirade against Hurlbut.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Blair escapes with Marcus and Barnes launches an explosive into the tunnel, Marcus hops onto Blair to save her from the scorching flames. After the fire, Marcus' coat would have been burnt to a crisp, his hair singed off and the skin on his back fried. More evidence pointing to this was that his coat was merely one previously worn by a Resistance fighter, not special in any way, and he has regular skin and hair. (01:06:50)

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Question: What causes the explosion near the start which causes John Connor's helicopter to crash? I may be missing something, but they never seem to address it.

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Chosen answer: It was a strike by Skynet on the attacked facility to try and deny the resistance information and anything useful.


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