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)
Carolyn Hennesy .... Rich Woman
Jay Acovone .... Cop - Westside Street
M.C. Gainey .... Roadhouse Bouncer
Susan Merson .... Roadhouse Clubgoer #1
Elizabeth Morehead .... Roadhouse Clubgoer #1
Directed by Jonathan
"Terminator" was a gritty, hard-as-concrete
actioner, creating the legendary, iconic Terminator
as a soulless, merciless killing machine, and making
Arnold a big star.
"T-2" offered a gripping story, cutting-edge
F/X, set new standards for action-movies, and made the
Terminator more human - he was like a father to the
young John Connor, and brought humour into the series.
"T-3" sees another kind of Terminator - he
is out to save and protect, but he is neither the loveable
Terminator from "T-2" nor the bad one from
"Terminator" - again giving Arnold the chance
to place some cool on-liners and setting the stage for
some cool gags. But "T-3" is neither as gripping
as "Terminator" nor as standard-setting as
"T-2" - it has a tendency to popcorn-action-movie.
Sarah Connor has died of Leukemia, and John Connor
- now in his twenties - is still hiding - no address,
no phone, no relationships. He doesn't believe that
it's really over despite what happened in T-2.
And he is right. Another Terminator - the T-X (Kristanna
Loken) arrives from the future. Her target: John
Connors Lieutnants from his future fight against the
But when she is out to terminate Kate Brewster, she
also finds John Connor - and the hunt is on ....
The Kate Brewster from the future has sent another
T-800 to protect herself and John Connor. The T-800
(Arnold Schwarzenegger) once again is up against the
odds and a far superior Terminator - the T-X, nicknamed
This time, it's not "good Arnold" like in
T-2. This Terminator has been reprogrammed after terminating
John Connor in the future by Kate Brewster (John's wife-to-be),
but he is not following John's orders this time - no
"hasta la vista, baby" this time - which gives
him a rougher edge (and some good gags).
The Terminator will again be successful - his goal
is to ensure John and Kate survive, and they do. But
it is not his goal to save the world from Skynet and
Judgement Day ....