Terminator 2: Judgment Day (also referred to as Terminator 2 or T2) is a 1991 American science-fiction action film[3] co-written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert Patrick and Edward Furlong. It is the sequel to the 1984 film The Terminator, and the second installment in the Terminator franchise. Terminator 2 follows Sarah Connor (Hamilton) and her ten-year-old son John (Furlong) as they are pursued by a new, more advanced Terminator, the liquid metal, shapeshifting T-1000 (Patrick), sent back in time to kill John Connor and prevent him from becoming the leader of the human resistance. A second, less advanced Terminator (Schwarzenegger) is also sent back in time to protect John.

Directed by James Cameron
Produced by James Cameron
Written by
  • James Cameron
  • William Wisher
Starring
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Linda Hamilton
  • Robert Patrick
Music by Brad Fiedel
Cinematography Adam Greenberg
Edited by
  • Conrad Buff IV
  • Mark Goldblatt
  • Richard A. Harris
Production
companies
  • Carolco Pictures
  • Pacific Western Productions
  • Lightstorm Entertainment
  • Le Studio Canal+ S.A.
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date
  • July 1, 1991 (Los Angeles)
  • July 3, 1991 (United States)
Running time
137 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $102 million[2]
Box office $519.8 million[2]