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The Terminator (also known as Terminator in some early trailers and posters) is a 1984 science fiction/action film featuring former bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger in what would become his best-known role. Directed by James Cameron, who was only 27 years old at the time, the premise of the movie is that a "Terminator" cybernetic organism (played by Schwarzenegger) has been transported back in time from 2029 to May 12, 1984 to assassinate a woman named Sarah Connor. Issues raised by the film include nuclear war, time travel, causal loops and artificial intelligence.



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