DVD 109 mins IMDB 6.8 (41,306 votes)
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines - Rise of the Machines
Andrew G. Vajna (2003)
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(2004 )
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
USA  /  English

Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator
Nick Stahl John Connor
Claire Danes Kate Brewster
Kristanna Loken T-X
David Andrews Robert Brewster
Mark Famiglietti Scott Petersen
Earl Boen Dr. Peter Silberman
Moira Harris Betsy
Chopper Bernet Chief Engineer
Christopher Lawford Brewster's Aide (as Chris Lawford)
Robert Alonzo Jose Barrera
Kiki Gorton Roadhouse Clubgoer #3
Jon Foster Gas Station Cashier
Rebecca Tilney Laura the CRS Tech
Carolyn Hennesy Rich Woman
Jay Acovone Cop - Westside Street
M.C. Gainey Roadhouse Bouncer
Susan Merson Roadhouse Clubgoer #1
Elizabeth Morehead Roadhouse Clubgoer #1

Director Jonathan Mostow
Producer Matthias Deyle; Mario Kassar; Hal Lieberman; Colin Wilson
Writer James Cameron; Gale Anne Hurd; John Brancato; Michael Ferris; John D. Brancato; Tedi Sarafian
Cinematography Don Burgess
Musician Marco Beltrami; Blue Man Group
User Credit 1 Nicolas De Toth; Neil Travis
User Credit 2 April Ferry

The second sequel to the 1984 sci-fi action classic, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is the first film without the involvement of director James Cameron. Instead, Jonathan Mostow, the man behind Breakdown and U-571, has stepped in to fill the shoes left vacant by Cameron. In addition, the role of John Connor from the second film has been recast, with In the Bedroom's Nick Stahl taking over for Edward Furlong. Set ten years after the events of 1991's Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the film finds Connor living on the streets as a common laborer. Sarah Connor, his mother, has since died, and their efforts in the second film have not stopped the creation of SkyNet artificial intelligence network. As he will still become the leader of the human resistance, Connor is once again targeted by a Terminator sent from the future by SkyNet. This new Terminator, T-X (Kristanna Loken), is a female and is more powerful than any of her predecessors. To protect Connor, the human resistance sends a new T-101 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) back from the future. Also starring Claire Danes, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines had its world premiere when it showed out of competition at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival. — Matthew Tobey

Edition Details
Barcode 085392772322
Region Region 1
Chapters 33
Release Date 9/14/2004
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 2

Disc 1: Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby
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User Lookup 1 DVD Original
User Text 1 Strong sci-fi violence and action, and for language and brief nudity.
User Text 2 The Machines Will Rise
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Trivia: Among the weapons the T-800 takes from the weapons cache in the cemetery are the PP-90 pistol machine gun as well as the Heckler and Koch G-36 and UMP45 designs. (more)

Goofs: Factual errors: One of the old military trucks in the final scene has a civilian (state) license plate on it. Military vehicles do not have such license plates. (more)

[first lines]
John Connor: [voiceover] The future has not been written. There is no fate but what we make for ourselves. I wish I could believe that. My name is John Connor, they tried to murder me before I was born, when I was 13 they tried again. Machines from the future. Terminators. All my life my mother told me the storm was coming...

Awards: 1 win & 16 nominations (more)