Terminator Salvation

Synopsis: In 2003, in the Longview State Correctional Facility, the criminal Marcus Wright is on death row, and is convinced by the cancerous Dr. Serena Kogan to donate his body to her research and he accepts. In 2018, after an unsuccessful attack to a Skynet facility, only John Connor survives, but he discovers that Skynet is developing the powerful new model T-800. Out of the blue, Marcus appears naked and with amnesia in the location. Marcus befriends the teenager Kyle Reese and the girl Star who help him to survive the lethal machines and they travel together in a Jeep. Meanwhile the resistance discovers a signal that might turn-off the machines and John offers to test it. When Kyle is captured by a machine and brought to the Skynet headquarters, Marcus decides to help the youngster and heads to Skynet; on the way, he saves Blair Williams who suggests to him that he should meet John Connor first. But Marcus steps on a mine and is submitted to surgery, when a secret about his origins is discl
Director(s): McG
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  2 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
115 min


Longview State Correctional Facility,


How are you?

It's been an hour.

I thought I'd try...

one last time.

You should have stayed

in San Francisco, Dr. Kogan.

By signing

this consent form,

you'll be donating your body

to a noble cause.


have a second chance...

through my research

to live again.

You know

what I did.

My brother and two cops

are dead

because of me.

I'm not lookin'

for a second chance.

But I'm not the only one

with a death sentence, am I?

Do you think

I'm gonna kill your cancer

this permanent?

I'm not worried

about myself.

I'm worried about

the future of the human race.

I'll sell it to you.

For what?

A kiss.

So that's what

death tastes like.

CyberDyne Systems

Genetics Division

Donor Informed Consent

Willed Body Release

You are doing something

very noble.

I'm guilty.

Just cut me up

until there's nothing left.

That I walk through the valley

of the Shadow of Death.

I will fear no evil.

For thou art with me,

thy rod and my staff,

they comfort me.

Do you have

any last words?

Early in the 21st century, Skynet,

a military defense program,

became self-aware.

Viewing humanity

as a threat to its existence,

Skynet decided

to strike first.

The survivors of the nuclear fire

called the event Judgement Day.

They lived only

to face a new nightmare...

The war

against the machines.

To hunt down

and eradicate humans,

Skynet built Terminators.

As the war rages on, leaders

of the Human Resistance grow desperate.

Some believe one man

holds the key to salvation.

Others believe

he is a false prophet.

His name is John Connor.

The year is 2018.

Approaching target:

Skynet Research and Development Facility

Bag Art,

this is Black Hawk Six.

Result in outer Skynet target.

TTO 11 seconds,

taken close.

- Come on, come on!

- Move, move!

- Help, go back!

- Right here!

Connor is on the ground.

This mission

is a quick in-and-out.

Command teams the information

on those computers

should be

at the highest priority.

Connor, there's no sign

of the machines.

They're gone.

We too quiet.

It's almost like

they were waiting for us.

What the hell's

that smell, man?


You're seeing this?


Objective located.

There's something else

you'd have to see.

We got what we came for,


The clock's ticking.

Spread out,

secure the perimeter.

I got a big gap

over here.

Why didn't we know

about this?

Login Over-ride

Skynet Terminal

Sir, I think this is

what Command's looking for.

I'm in

their source code.

These people are being taken

up north to San Francisco.

Some sort of R&D project,

for a new Terminator.

Send it to Command.

It's uploading,

I need two minutes.

Wait, wait, wait.

Go back. Go back!


T-800 Model 101 Cell #456

CyberNetic Organism

- T-800.

- A new Terminator.

Thought you said

it would be...

It's worse.

Connor, get your nose

out of that.

None of your business.

You're not

leading this mission.

Alright, let's cut

these sorry bastards loose.

Come on, let's go!

- Kirk, come in.

- What's that?

Come in, Guettow.


get your ass top-side.

Remind those men

they need to answer me on the radio,

even if they're dead.



get those men to respond.


something's wrong up here.

Top-side, come in!

Help out enemy aircraft,

I'm in pursuit.

There are human prisoners

aboard there.

Get after 'em.

Pay to transpond the plane.

Connor, we're joining you, top--

Bravo Ten, Bravo Ten.

Do you copy? Over.

Eagle White to Bravo Ten.

Bravo Ten, do you copy? Over.

Bravo Ten, Bravo Ten,

do you copy? Over.


Bravo Ten, identify.



We'll send units

to the extraction point.

How many survivors

are outside? Over.



Return to base, sir?



Take me to Command.



Roger, re-routing.


has been denied.

Command doesn't want

to give up their position.

Radio cogs, over.

Are they down there?


has been denied, sir.

Need to go home.

It's straight from the top.

You open up that ramp!

And you tell them...

I need divers for a log-in.


This is crazy.

Resistance Command Headquarters

John Connor,

prophesied leader of the Resistance.

Soldier, you put every man

and woman in this sub

in jeopardy

with your little frogman stunt.

What the hell

are you doing here?

What did we find

down there?

You'll be pleased down

the need-to-know basis.

Well, I need to know,

because my men died

down in that hole.

What did we find

down there?

We found the solution,


that can end this war,

once and for all.

We know the machines use

short-wave transmitters

to communicate.

Our intel has located

a hidden signal


the primary channel.

It allows for direct control

on the machines.

Skynet's a machine,

and like all machines,

it has an off-switch.

Does it work?

Will it work?


Have we field-tested it?


Give it to me.

I'll do it.

I'll test it.


you can stay Comm unit.

Have a nice one record.


Leave Connor in top-side.

Prepare for lock-out.


we do this right...

The war is over.

Remind our offensive

in 4 days.


These are the codes

for the signal.

Good luck.

Why four days?

A kill list was intercepted

from Skynet.

It says everyone in this room

will be dead by week's end.

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Michael Ferris (21 November 1931 – 20 March 2000) was an Irish Labour Party politician who served for more than twenty years as a member of the Oireachtas, as both a Senator and a Teachta Dála (TD). more…

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