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With a reported budget of $172 million, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines starts in high gear and never slows down. The apocalyptic "Judgment Day" of T2 was never prevented, only postponed: John Connor (Nick Stahl, replacing T2's Edward Furlong), now 22 and disconnected from society, is being pursued yet again, this time by the advanced T-X, a sleek "Terminatrix" (coldly expressionless Kristanna Loken) programmed to stop Connor from becoming the savior of humankind. Originally programmed as an assassin, a disadvantaged T-101 cyborg (Arnold Schwarzenegger, bidding fond farewell to his signature role) arrives from the future to join Connor and his old acquaintance Kate (Claire Danes) in thwarting the T-X's relentless pursuit. The plot presents a logical fulfillment of T2 prophesy, disposing of Connor's mother (Linda Hamilton is sorely missed) while computer-driven machines assume control, launching a nuclear nightmare that Connor must survive. With Breakdown and U-571 serving as worthy rehearsals for this cautionary epic of mass destruction, director Jonathan Mostow wisely avoids any stylistic connection to James Cameron's Terminator classics; instead he's crafted a fun, exciting popcorn thriller, humorous and yet still effectively nihilistic, and comparable to Jurassic Park III in returning the Terminator franchise to its potent B-movie roots. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Commentary by actors Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nick Stahl, Claire Danes, Kristanna Loken and Directors Jonathan Mostow and Jonathan Mostow
  • Introduction by Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • "HBO First Look" Behind-the-scenes feature
  • On location feature
  • Sgt. Candy Scene: new footage
  • Visual Effects Lab: Build your own effect sequence
  • Sky Net Database: profiles of characters, weaponry and vehicles
  • Terminator Timeline
  • Terminal Flaws: Gag reel
  • Storyboard gallery
  • Costume feature
  • Trailers


Arnold SchwarzeneggerTerminator
Nick StahlJohn Connor
Claire DanesKate Brewster
Kristanna LokenT-X
David AndrewsRobert Brewster
Mark FamigliettiScott Petersen
Earl BoenDr. Peter Silberman
Moira SiniseBetsy
M.C. GaineyRoadhouse Bouncer

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  • Genre: Sci-Fi Movies
  • Director: Jonathan Mostow
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 110 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 2, 2003
  • Ratings
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  • DVD Release
    North AmericaNov 11, 2003
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