Top 17 Terminator 2: Judgement Day Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Terminator 2: Judgement Day facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Terminator 2: Judgement Day film message.

The T-1000 gives this silver mannequin a confused look as it's how he looks in his natural form, not yet seen in the movie.
The T-1000 gives this silver mannequin a confused look as it's how he looks in his natural form, not yet seen in the movie.
The FX team studied hours of nuclear test footage, combining practical and CGI effects. Large-scale miniatures, filmed at high-speeds and destroyed with mortars, stood in for close-up shots of L.A. The atomic shockwave was achieved with early Apple software.
The FX team studied hours of nuclear test footage, combining practical and CGI effects. Large-scale miniatures, filmed at high-speeds and destroyed with mortars, stood in for close-up shots of L.A. The atomic shockwave was achieved with early Apple software.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day Trivia

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  1. As he walks away from Arnold you can see the T-1000 "pulse" into liquid metal for seemingly no reason - In the deleted scenes, it is made clear the T-1000 is malfunctioning after reassembling itself and is struggling to control its form

  2. The opening scene was shot at a demolished steel plant. The twisted motorcycles, burnt cars and blackened cinders are debris from the Universal Studios fire of 1989, when a disgruntled security guard torched the back lot.

  3. The iconic twirling of the shotgun was achieved using a heavily modified prop gun. Originally, Arnold Schwarzenegger attempted the trick without the modification by mistake, reportedly leading him to nearly break his fingers.

  4. Arnold Schwarzenegger received $15 million for delivering a total of 700 words of dialogue. That works out to $85,716 for saying, "Hasta la vista, baby."

Terminator 2: Judgement Day Hidden Details

1 - During the helicopter chase scene, the T-1000 creates a third hand to control the helicopter while he reloads with his other two.
During the helicopter chase scene, the T-1000 creates a third hand to control the helicopter while he reloads with his other two.
1 - There is a clear shot of Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt double during the first chase between the T-1000 and T-800.
There is a clear shot of Arnold Schwarzenegger's stunt double during the first chase between the T-1000 and T-800.
1 - The T-1000 initially searches for John Connor at his foster parent's home. When visited by the T-1000, the family dog is barking madly. It's later revealed that dogs can detect terminators.
The T-1000 initially searches for John Connor at his foster parent's home. When visited by the T-1000, the family dog is barking madly. It's later revealed that dogs can detect terminators.
1 - Sarah Connor wears Kyle Reese's trenchcoat.
Sarah Connor wears Kyle Reese's trenchcoat.
1 - When Miles Dyson is being sniped by Sarah Connor, his shot-up monitor along with "BIT HAPPENS" gets a moment of screen time.
When Miles Dyson is being sniped by Sarah Connor, his shot-up monitor along with "BIT HAPPENS" gets a moment of screen time.
1 - John Connor is seen throughout the movie wearing a shirt that refers to the rap group "Public Enemy", it also refers to his status as public enemy number one for Skynet, along with he, Sarah Connor (his mother), and the T-800 being wanted by law enforcement.
John Connor is seen throughout the movie wearing a shirt that refers to the rap group "Public Enemy", it also refers to his status as public enemy number one for Skynet, along with he, Sarah Connor (his mother), and the T-800 being wanted by law enforcement.

When the T-1000 "burns" in the truck after the chase, he leaves the truck in his default form. This is a foreshadow for his his weak point, e.g. extreme temperatures, because he lost his disguise for a short moment.

1 - The T-1000 is sent back in time. This doesn't make sense, since the original movie states that only living tissue can go through the time machine, yet this model is pure liquid metal.
The T-1000 is sent back in time. This doesn't make sense, since the original movie states that only living tissue can go through the time machine, yet this model is pure liquid metal.
1 - The T-1000 creates a third arm to maintain control of his helicopter so he can use his other two to reload his gun.
The T-1000 creates a third arm to maintain control of his helicopter so he can use his other two to reload his gun.
1 - You can clearly see Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr's dick in one of the shots[NSFW]
You can clearly see Robert Hammond Patrick, Jr's dick in one of the shots[NSFW]

Cast and Details

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