For other uses, see Terminator 2: Judgment Day (disambiguation).
In this 1991 movie, the original Terminator has returned and was sent from the future. It encountered a biker to get his clothing and an another one to get his sunglasses and shotgun.
It tracked down John Connor in a shopping mall. When it met the T-1000, there is a twist. This time, the Terminator is now a protector of John Connor, reprogrammed by his future self to become his protector, and the T-1000 is sent by Skynet to kill him.
The two managed to escape the T-1000. John questioned it about itself and who sent it. The Terminator answered that it is a cybernetic organism, having living tissue in its metal endoskeleton. It tells John that it was him who sent it to protect.
John and the Terminator goes to the mental hospital to help escape his mother, Sarah. The three manage to go to the garage. Sarah almost succeeds in killing it, but was stopped by John, who felt that it was needed. He inserts a chip in the Terminator in order to have the capacity to learn.
By the time the three got out of the garage, John still helps the Terminator to learn. It learns how to smile. When Sarah asks it of who built Skynet, it answered that it was Miles Dyson who created it. It explained that Skynet became self-aware after its creation and begins to deny human authority.
They encountered Dyson, but didn't kill him. The Terminator explained Dyson of the consequences he made of his research. The three, along with Dyson, attempt to destroy the Cyberdyne building to prevent Skynet from being created. They were soon encountered by the police. John, Sarah, and the Terminator escaped the building and Dyson blows up the building with him inside.
The three are encountered again by the T-1000. The Terminator succeeds in destroying it by knocking it in to a melting pot. John drops the the CPU and the arm of the first Terminator to the hot liquid. The Terminator has a computer chip in it. It also planned to destroy itself to prevent its technology from being discovered by others to create Skynet. John begged it not to destroy itself, but it has to otherwise his mission can't be completed. When John cries, the Terminator understands why, but it can't do the same since its a robot. It gives John a last hug before it is lowered into the same vat of molten iron, giving him a farewell thumbs-up.
- Terminator: Come with me if you want to live.
- John: You're not here to kill me - I figured out that for myself. So what's the deal?
- Terminator: My mission is to protect you.
- John: Yeah? Who sent you?
- Terminator: You did. 35 years from now you reprogrammed me to be your protector here - in this time.
- John: This is deep...
- Terminator: The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes on-line August 4th, 1997. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug.
- Sarah: Skynet fights back.
- Terminator: Yes. It launches its missiles against the targets in Russia.
- John: Why attack Russia? Aren't they our friends now?
- Terminator: Because Skynet knows the Russian counter-attack will eliminate its enemies over here.
- John: You just can't go around killing people.
- Terminator: Why?
- John: What do you mean why? 'Cause you can't.
- Terminator: Why?
- John: Because you just can't, OK? Trust me on this.
- John: Can you learn stuff you haven't been programmed with so you could be... you know, more human? And not such a dork all the time?
- Terminator: My CPU is a neural net processor; a learning computer. But Skynet pre-sets the switch to read-only when we're sent out alone.
- Sarah: Doesn't want you doing too much thinking, huh?
- Terminator: No.
- John: No, no, no, no. You gotta listen to the way people talk. You don't say "affirmative," or some shit like that. You say "no problemo." And if someone comes on to you with an attitude you say "eat me." And if you want to shine them on it's "hasta la vista, baby."
- Terminator: Hasta la vista, baby.
- John: Yeah but later, dickwad. And if someone gets upset you say, "chill out"! Or you can do combinations.
- Terminator: Chill out, dickwad.
- John: Great! See, you're getting it!
- Terminator: No problemo.
- Sarah: (voiceover) Watching John with the machine, it was suddenly so clear. The terminator wouldn't stop, it would never leave him. It would never hurt him or shout at him or get drunk and hit him or say it was too busy to spend time with him. And it would die to protect him. Of all the would-be fathers that came over the years, this thing, this machine, was the only thing that measured up. In an insane world, it was the sanest choice.
- Sarah: How are you supposed to know? Fucking men like you built the hydrogen bomb. Men like you thought it up. You think you're so creative. You don't know what it's like to really create something; to create a life; to feel it growing inside you. All you know how to create is death...
- John: Mom.
- Sarah: ...and destruction...
- John: Mom! We need to be a little more constructive here, okay?
- John: (holds up robot arm) Will this melt in the lava?
- Terminator: Yes, throw it in.
- John: Adios! (John throws the arm into the molten steel)
- Terminator: And the chip.
- Sarah: (in relief) It's over.
- Terminator: No. There is one more chip and it must be destroyed, also. (The Terminator points to his head)
- John: No! You can't go! You can't go! No, stay with us it will be ok.
- Terminator: It has to end here.
- John: I order you not to go. I order you not to go, (yelling) I order you not to go! (he starts to cry)
- Terminator: I know now why you cry. (The Terminator wipes John's tear) But it is something I can never do. (gives elevator controls to Sarah) Here. I cannot self-terminate. You must lower me into the steel. (Sarah lowers him into the molten steel)
- Terminator: Good-bye. (gives a thumbs up as he is lowered)
- The Terminator - Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Sarah Connor - Linda Hamilton
- John Connor - Edward Furlong
- T-1000 - Robert Patrick
- Miles Dyson - Joe Morton
- on the Internet Movie Database