Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 50 mins

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The third instalment of the Terminator series, this action-oriented futuristic sci-fi thriller follows the lives of Sarah Connor and her son, John as they become key players in fighting for the freedom of the human race alive against Skynet. After Skynet fails to kill Sarah Connor before her son is born and to kill John himself as a child, it sends back another Terminator, the T-X, in an attempt to wipe out as many Resistance officers as possible. This includes John's future wife, but not John himself as his whereabouts are unknown to Skynet. John's life is placed in danger when the T-X accidentally finds him.
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Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Kristanna Loken

Crew: Jonathan Mostow (Director), Don Burgess (Director of Photography), Marco Beltrami (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Dates: 25 Jul 2003 (India)

Tagline: Next Summer, the machines will rise.

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Did you know? In the original script, during the scene in which John was sitting on a bridge, he was actually thinking about suicide because his life has no meaning without Judgment Day. Read More
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as Terminator
as Bill's Girlfriend
as Bill Anderson
as Rich Woman
as Chief Engineer
as Brewster's Aide
as Kate Brewster
as Robert Brewster
as Peter Silberman
as Engineer
as Gas Station Cashier
as Cop
as CRS Executive
as Male Stripper
as Roadhouse Bouncer
as Scott Petersen
as SWAT Team Leader
as Paramedic
as Betsy
as John Connor
as Laura the CRS Tech
as Roadhouse Clubgoer
as Smith

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital, DTS, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
Camera:
Panavision Panaflex
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Taglines:
Next Summer, the machines will rise.
The Machines Will Rise
Goofs:
Continuity
When John and Catherine are in the hangar at the runway, the Cessna's tail number is N3035C. When the plane is shown in the air, the number is N3973F. When they land, the tail number has changed back to N3035C.

Miscellaneous
Sarah Connor dies in August 1997. In accordance with her will she has many guns hidden in a coffin right after her death. After the cemetery scene, at the RV, The Terminator pulls a Heckler & Koch UMP-45 out of the coffin. This gun wasn't for sale until mid-1999, two years after the gun was placed in the coffin.

Character Error
In the voice-over, John claims he was 13 when he was attacked by the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), but John Connor was 10 in that movie (However Edward Furlong, the actor playing John Connor was 13 at the time of filming).

Character Error
Sarah Connor's plot at the cemetery said that she was born in 1959. However, the events of The Terminator (1984) occur in May of 1984. The setting of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) is ten years later and it is revealed that Sarah is 29 years old, making her 19 during the events of the first film and what would then place her birth date in 1965.

Continuity
In Kate Brewster's first scene in the department store, she talks to her father on a small light-colored Nokia phone with blue-illuminated keys. She receives the message from the veterinary clinic alarm system on this same phone, most likely a Nokia 6200. But she calls 9-1-1 from the clinic van with a larger plain black phone with non-retractable antenna (most likely a Nokia 6160.)

Continuity
The same silver Volvo 740GL sedan is destroyed several times during the crane chase. Each time it is seen, damage from previous hits in earlier scenes is clearly visible.

Continuity
When the Terminator and John Connor are driving the veterinary truck into town, notice the grab handles on the front door frames. In early shots the grab handles are missing the small, square, screw covers which reappear a minute later.

Continuity
When the Terminator is trying to shut himself off by hitting the Jeep, the tires and rims are bent out by the opening blows, yet appear upright and inflated in the next shot, and then once again bent out in the subsequent shot.

Continuity
When we see Kate riding in the passenger seat of the RV, several views show only a square RV window behind her, with a flat wall forward of that. Other shots show (correctly) an angled window ahead of the square one.

Continuity
The Terminator turns to open fire on the SWAT team at the cemetery twice; first when Dr. Silberman sees him (as evidenced by the visible muzzle flash from the machine gun, with no audible gunshot), and again when he actually does start shooting.

Continuity
When the T-101 puts Kate in the Vet's van the first time, it pushes the tire iron through the right-hand handle and bends the end back on the left-hand handle. Later when the van is going up the on-ramp, the tire iron is reversed (the bend is now on the right-hand handle) and at the gas station, it is back to the original position.

Continuity
When Kate and the Terminator are talking in the RV, when the camera is closer to the Terminator, the armrest for his right arm is down. When the camera is closer to Kate, the armrest for the Terminator's right arm is up. This change happens repeatedly.

Continuity
At the AMPM petrol station in the desert, the cash register is covered with hand written signs saying the phones/computers are out of order, and thus credit cards are not working. Yet after Terminator shoplifts some food, the phone is working for the gas station attendant to call authorities.

Continuity
In the mausoleum, when Kate is pointing a pistol at the Terminator, her finger is alongside the barrel. When the Terminator grabs for the pistol, it fires, hitting the Terminator in the mouth, even though Kate's finger was never on the trigger.

Continuity
Before the naked Terminator seizes the clothes of the stripper the stripper is clearly wearing a leather jacket and blue jeans. When the Terminator enters outside he's wearing complete leathers including leather pants.

Continuity
After John crashes into the back of the sedan, they look back to see the police coming, you can also see a red car with a damaged rear light (LHS), then moments later the crane truck crashes though the wall, the red car is not damaged and then the crane hits the red car breaking the rear light.

Continuity
While the Terminator and the T-X are fighting in the bathroom, toilets, sinks and water pipes are broken; resulting in water gushing everywhere. Despite this, both the Terminator and the T-X's clothing remains dry throughout the fight.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When the Terminator and friends are in the RV in the desert, when the camera is outside the RV while it's driving, you can see blue screens covering the windows inside! As you know the blue screen is a wall for computer simulation as when an actor is in a car or truck the car never moves yet the outside world does.

Crew/Equipment Visible
At the end of the scene where they are by trailer, when the camera is on the Terminator, the camera tilts down revealing an apple box underneath the table.

Crew/Equipment Visible
Just before John Connor crashes into the car in front with the Tundra, there are a couple of shots shown from inside. During these shots, there is a cameraman visible on the extreme left hand side of the frame, hiding behind a black jaguar.

Errors in Geography
When the T-X kills Jose Barrera at the fast food restaurant, the drive through window is on the wrong side of the building. The T-X could have driven the wrong way but it was shown at the speaker, driving the direction that the drive through should have been.

Factual Mistake
After the crane chase, whilst the T-101 is climbing into the vet van from the roof we can see briefly down the street that there's a corner approaching as there's buildings just ahead of them. However when the T-X emerges from the rubble and looks down towards them driving off, they're now on an open road with nothing at all ahead of them.

Factual Mistake
Having control of a vehicle's computer would not allow the car to be driven remotely, as the steering is completely mechanical (even power steering), and although some modern cars have a computer controlled throttle (not the cars in the movie though), the pedal would not depress (same goes for the brakes, clutch and gears).

Factual Mistake
Firefighters are seen extinguishing a vehicle fire outdoors with a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher. These types of fire extinguishers would be ineffective on a car fire as they work by depriving the fire of oxygen. Carbon dioxide quickly disperses outdoors and the fire would have its oxygen back in no time. Firefighters use dry chemical extinguishers on minor car fires and hose lines on larger ones.

Miscellaneous
The entire chase scene with the crane ignores numerous laws of momentum, inertia and tensile strength. Using the crane arm to demolish a steel-framed building would not only completely mangle the arm, it would also cause the crane itself to crash, instead of which it doesn't even slow. Similarly, whilst the vehicle easily has sufficient mass and momentum to smash cars out of its path, having a tonne or so of metal hitting it at roughly 40mph is going to have an effect on the steering, it wouldn't just casually carry on in a straight line as if nothing happened. Most significantly, after the T-800 drops the crane's hook through the manhole cover, the hook would firstly need to actually latch onto something to create the desired effect (instead of just getting pulled right back out again and dragging along behind the crane) and whatever it anchors itself on would need to be sturdy enough to stop the tens of tonnes of crane - if a building can't do it, it's rather unlikely that a sewage pipe is going to. Even if such an item could be found, the cable would not tear through the road without slowing the crane down at all and would in all likelihood bring the crane to a much slower, more drawn-out and less visually impressive (and hence much more boring) stop.

Factual Mistake
At the AMPM gas station, there are signs saying the phones and computers are out of order. Unless they were very old gas pumps, they wouldn't have worked either.

Miscellaneous
The .30 caliber machine gun (with the drum clip) that The Terminator uses against the police outside the mausoleum is supposedly dropped before he enters the hearse. However, later we see it beside the coffin, but it is possible he turned for a moment, and tossed the weapon in beside the coffin, where we see its perforated barrel shield as he's reciting the T-X's target list, and later as he carries it to the RV.

Miscellaneous
When the casket opens in the hearse, which was first seen full of weaponry, it is now hiding John Connor. However, later on they are seen to be armed to the teeth. Look closely, and you'll see John is laying on top of the weapons. Some space made with the removal of the .30 cal MG, along with the curved upper lid, left enough space for John.

Miscellaneous
When the T-101 is holding open the Crystal Peak bunker blast door he uses one hand to hold back the TX from getting to John and then use the other hand to pull his power cell out. This did not leave an arm available to hold open the door, however the door could have stopped functioning after a while when meeting significant opposition from the terminator.

Miscellaneous
It's finally acknowledged that the T-101 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) with a skeleton of extremely durable non-identified metal would almost certainly weigh 8-10 times that of a human with similar mass. (The fireman cannot move him even slightly and states, probably literally, that "this guy weighs a ton".) So how can he drive and/or ride in cars and pickup trucks that he probably weighs more than?

Factual Mistake
When John and Kate get to the Crystal Peak base and the Terminator blasts the T-X with the power cell, he also destroys and buries the only way in and out, how do Kate and John leave the base?

Factual Mistake
In the flashback scene showing an HK flying over the water it is using a high power floodlight to look for its targets. Since it is basically a terminator, it would be equipped with infra-red like the T series and would not require an additional light source to operate at night.

Miscellaneous
Near the beginning of the film, the T-X uses a mobile phone to track down the identities of the people she needs to kill. However if you look at the phone as she's dialing the number, you can see there's no signal on it.

Continuity
When the Terminator exits the mausoleum with the casket and turns to fire at the police, the angle of the machine gun barrel as he fires is such that all bullets would hit the tree tops above the police cars rather than the cars.

Miscellaneous
When Kate's fiancé (the TX) is informed of her whereabouts, the TX punches through the seat and through the agent driving the cruiser. As the officer is leaning forward in shock and dying you can see the ignition of the cruiser is in the off position.

Factual Mistake
When the Terminator, Kate Brewster and John Connor are traveling in the RV, the Terminator is driving. In every shot of the Terminator, the steering wheel never moves.

Factual Mistake
During the crane chase, the T-X's vision/display shows the vehicles she's controlling as well as information about them. On the right side of the screen, Vehicle 2 (the fire truck) shows to be traveling at 93 mph which is extremely unlikely, if not impossible given the fact that they're on a service road traveling through a big city.


While in the bunker at the end of the movie, when John says "These computers are 30 years old," a Dell computer box, complete with the big blue E, is clearly visible among all the ancient computers. A modern day black Dell CRT monitor is also clearly visible on the center desk in the final bunker scenes.

Character Error
Towards the end of the film, the T-X activates the robotic defenses which are presumably the first models of Terminators. In one scene later on we see through this older terminators vision and it's a sharp crystal clear image. The supposedly more recent T-101 however has a blurry red view imaging. How can a newer model have an inferior optical system?

Crew/Equipment Visible
At the ending, when John and Kate are in the underground bunker, behind the large glass wall, as the camera pulls back you can see the cameraman reflected in the glass.

Miscellaneous
During the scene in which the T-X infiltrates the United States Air Force's Cyber Research Systems base and manages to execute Robert Brewster just after he activates Skynet. Although the T-X has the ability to resemble anything it touches and is possibly the reason for the ease at which it entered the base. It's never explained how exactly the T-101 accompanied by a man supposedly with no current official existence, fully armed managed to get into the base. Although Kate is the daughter of Robert, there's no way at all that a secure facility would allow the entry of two heavily armed men.

Miscellaneous
When the T-X, in the guise of Scott Mason, starts driving the police detectives' car from the back seat, she is able to control the accelerator and brakes although at that point she has not (as shown with the police cars earlier and the military machines later) been seen to inject her nanotechnology controllers into the vehicle.

Miscellaneous
When the T-X shows up (posing as Kate) to assassinate Robert Brewster, before The Terminator begins shooting, the T-X begins to react like she is being shot at just a second before The Terminator starts firing.

Miscellaneous
Showing all 101 items Jump to: Anachronisms (1) | Audio/visual unsynchronised (2) | Character error (4) | Continuity (43) | Crew or equipment visible (5) | Errors in geography (3) | Factual errors (7) | Miscellaneous (1) | Incorrectly regarded as goofs (4) | Plot holes (5) | Revealing mistakes (17) | Spoilers (9) Anachronisms Sarah Connor dies in August 1997. In accordance with her will she has many guns hidden in a coffin right after her death. After the cemetery scene, at the RV, The Terminator pulls a Heckler & Koch UMP-45 out of the coffin. This gun wasn't for sale until mid-1999, two years after the gun was placed in the coffin. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this Audio/visual unsynchronised When the TX is pulled over by the police officer at the beginning of the film, the officer walks up to her in the Lexus. Just before the officer says, "Lady, do you have any idea how fast you were goin'?" we see the TX's mouth moving as though she's speaking, but we hear nothing. Is this interesting? | Share this The naked Terminator squeezes the stripper's hand to get his clothes, while "Macho Man" by The Village People is playing. When he walks out the front door all dressed up, after what should have been several minutes, the song on the P.A. system hasn't skipped a beat. Is this interesting? | Share this Character error In the voice-over, John claims he was 13 when he was attacked by the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), but John Connor was 10 in that movie (However Edward Furlong, the actor playing John Connor was 13 at the time of filming). Is this interesting? | Share this There is a reference to the Skynet computer operating at 60 "teraFLOPS per second", which is an inaccurate use of the term FLOPS (tera is correct, as it means trillion). A FLOP is an acronym for FlOating Point Operation and a FLOPS is a FlOating Point Operation per Second (note that FLOPS is singular, not plural). The FLOPS count is used to measure a computer's performance, particularly those in the scientific and academic fields. So to speak of "FLOPS per second" is redundant. One could argue that "FLOPS per second" refers to acceleration (such as miles per hour per hour) but members of the scientific computation field never speak of a computer's acceleration. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-101 scans the roadhouse bouncer, his internal display misspells 'briefs' as 'breifs'. Is this interesting? | Share this Sarah Connor's plot at the cemetery said that she was born in 1959. However, the events of The Terminator (1984) occur in May of 1984. The setting of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) is ten years later and it is revealed that Sarah is 29 years old, making her 19 during the events of the first film and what would then place her birth date in 1965. Is this interesting? | Share this Continuity As John and Kate take off in a blue Cessna it has the registration number N3035C. In flight it is N3973F and when they land it is back to N3035C. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this When the Terminator is driving the hearse, the hood ornament is knocked off. It reappears at the end of the chase. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this In Kate Brewster's first scene in the department store, she talks to her father on a small light-colored Nokia phone with blue-illuminated keys. She receives the message from the veterinary clinic alarm system on this same phone, most likely a Nokia 6200. But she calls 9-1-1 from the clinic van with a larger plain black phone with non-retractable antenna (most likely a Nokia 6160.) 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this The same silver Volvo 740GL sedan is destroyed several times during the crane chase. Each time it is seen, damage from previous hits in earlier scenes is clearly visible. Is this interesting? | Share this In the Hearse scene, the hub caps get knocked off, then reappears several times during the chase. Is this interesting? | Share this During the crane chase, the boom and winch switch from the front of the crane to the back several times. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-X climbs back into the crane vehicle, it is passing the building with the blue front that was wrecked by the crane earlier in the chase. Is this interesting? | Share this In the scene were Katie destroys the Flying Machine with the AK, when the camera switches behind her you can hear the gun firing but there is no muzzle flash. Is this interesting? | Share this When Kate Brewster is thrown from her car by Terminatrix, she has blood on her hands. But later when she is dialing 911 from in the back of her van, her hands have no blood and no cuts to prove it. Is this interesting? | Share this The tire iron reappears on the back of the truck for one shot after it has been removed. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator and John Connor are driving the veterinary truck into town, notice the grab handles on the front door frames. In early shots the grab handles are missing the small, square, screw covers which reappear a minute later. Is this interesting? | Share this At the animal hospital again, when the T-101 smashes the TX through the wall with his truck, you can see briefly on the next shot that there is no driver in the truck. Moments later the T-101 appears from the door. Is this interesting? | Share this The headlight illumination on the crane vehicle throughout the chase. Is this interesting? | Share this In some of the action shots, the hearse is shown minus both the front and rear right-hand side wheel covers; however, when the hearse comes to rest near the RV, the right-rear wheel cover has reappeared. Is this interesting? | Share this Inside the mausoleum, after Kate Brewster grabs the gun, the Terminator is standing with his right shoulder towards Brewster; they cut away, then immediately cut back, and his left shoulder is towards her. Is this interesting? | Share this The stripper's hand just before and after the Terminator grabs it. Is this interesting? | Share this During the sequence when the Terminator is in the convenience store, he is seen throwing items (bags of chips) in the basket which is nearly overflowing. After the cutaway, the items are neatly stacked in the basket. Is this interesting? | Share this Damage to the hood of the Jeep when the Terminator is trying to shut itself down. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator is trying to shut himself off by hitting the Jeep, the tires and rims are bent out by the opening blows, yet appear upright and inflated in the next shot, and then once again bent out in the subsequent shot. Is this interesting? | Share this The front end of the vet truck is clearly damaged when John Connor hits the civilian car at the red lights. However, moments later when the crane truck catches up, no damage can be seen. Is this interesting? | Share this After the crane chase, the amount of dirt and grime on the passenger-side window of the truck (behind Connor) changes with the scenery. Is this interesting? | Share this When we see Kate riding in the passenger seat of the RV, several views show only a square RV window behind her, with a flat wall forward of that. Other shots show (correctly) an angled window ahead of the square one. Is this interesting? | Share this The vet truck's headlights are on/off between shots during the chase. Is this interesting? | Share this When the vet's truck is driving through the front lawns, it hits a parked car in a driveway with the left front. A few moments later, we see that part of the truck completely undamaged. Is this interesting? | Share this The crane truck the TX drives originally has forged painted white steel wheels, but when the Terminator drops the crane in the sewer and flips the truck, it has shinier cast aluminum wheels. Is this interesting? | Share this While John and Kate are talking in the RV as the Terminator drives, the C4 bombs in the table disappear and reappear in a different position relative to the gun also on the table. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator crashes the truck into T-X and the Vet Clinic, its final resting position (how much is inside the wall) changes at least twice. Is this interesting? | Share this The Terminator turns to open fire on the SWAT team at the cemetery twice; first when Dr. Silberman sees him (as evidenced by the visible muzzle flash from the machine gun, with no audible gunshot), and again when he actually does start shooting. Is this interesting? | Share this After the T101 starts driving the fire truck, there is a quick shot of the truck driving with him still hanging on the front. Is this interesting? | Share this When John is in the cage, with Kate talking to him, there are double-doors behind her. The right-side door is open (and not visible). When she turns to go out, the door is closed. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-101 puts Kate in the Vet's van the first time, it pushes the tire iron through the right-hand handle and bends the end back on the left-hand handle. Later when the van is going up the on-ramp, the tire iron is reversed (the bend is now on the right-hand handle) and at the gas station, it is back to the original position. Is this interesting? | Share this When Kate and the Terminator are talking in the RV, when the camera is closer to the Terminator, the armrest for his right arm is down. When the camera is closer to Kate, the armrest for the Terminator's right arm is up. This change happens repeatedly. Is this interesting? | Share this At the AMPM petrol station in the desert, the cash register is covered with hand written signs saying the phones/computers are out of order, and thus credit cards are not working. Yet after Terminator shoplifts some food, the phone is working for the gas station attendant to call authorities. Is this interesting? | Share this In the mausoleum, when Kate is pointing a pistol at the Terminator, her finger is alongside the barrel. When the Terminator grabs for the pistol, it fires, hitting the Terminator in the mouth, even though Kate's finger was never on the trigger. Is this interesting? | Share this Before the naked Terminator seizes the clothes of the stripper the stripper is clearly wearing a leather jacket and blue jeans. When the Terminator enters outside he's wearing complete leathers including leather pants. Is this interesting? | Share this After John crashes into the back of the sedan, they look back to see the police coming, you can also see a red car with a damaged rear light (LHS), then moments later the crane truck crashes though the wall, the red car is not damaged and then the crane hits the red car breaking the rear light. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator slams a car with his fist, in the following shot his fist is suddenly in the air. Is this interesting? | Share this The T-X fires her weapon through a hole in the windscreen during the crane chase, but where did the hole come from? (She punched a hole through it but it was deleted from the film.) Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-X attacks the Terminator with a flamethrower, the damage to his face varies from shot to shot. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator throws the defective fuel cell out the window of the RV its behind them. But when it blows up the explosion is beside them. Is this interesting? | Share this The sweat on John's forehead varies from shot to shot at CRS, particularly after Robert Brewster's been shot by the T-X. Is this interesting? | Share this During the chase scene the stabilizer legs of the crane are alternately extended and retracted. Is this interesting? | Share this While the Terminator and the T-X are fighting in the bathroom, toilets, sinks and water pipes are broken; resulting in water gushing everywhere. Despite this, both the Terminator and the T-X's clothing remains dry throughout the fight. Is this interesting? | Share this Crew or equipment visible When the Terminator and friends are in the RV in the desert, when the camera is outside the RV while it's driving, you can see blue screens covering the windows inside! As you know the blue screen is a wall for computer simulation as when an actor is in a car or truck the car never moves yet the outside world does. Is this interesting? | Share this When John and Kate land the plane in front of the bunker, a third person is briefly visible in the backseat. Is this interesting? | Share this At the end of the scene where they are by trailer, when the camera is on the Terminator, the camera tilts down revealing an apple box underneath the table. Is this interesting? | Share this Just before John Connor crashes into the car in front with the Tundra, there are a couple of shots shown from inside. During these shots, there is a cameraman visible on the extreme left hand side of the frame, hiding behind a black jaguar. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator is pushing the Terminatrix through the toilet walls, on the far right, you can see the camera and operator with a plastic sheet over the camera. Is this interesting? | Share this Errors in geography When the T-X kills Jose Barrera at the fast food restaurant, the drive through window is on the wrong side of the building. The T-X could have driven the wrong way but it was shown at the speaker, driving the direction that the drive through should have been. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this The Terminator tells Kate and John that the Crystal Peak base is "north east on a bearing of 'zero point five degrees'". A bearing of 000.5° is almost exactly due north. Later Kate flies the plane on a heading of 015° ("zero one five degrees" in aviation-speak). This is different from what the T-101 had told her, and even given his mistake it is still closer to north than it is to north east. Is this interesting? | Share this After the crane chase, whilst the T-101 is climbing into the vet van from the roof we can see briefly down the street that there's a corner approaching as there's buildings just ahead of them. However when the T-X emerges from the rubble and looks down towards them driving off, they're now on an open road with nothing at all ahead of them. Is this interesting? | Share this Factual errors Having control of a vehicle's computer would not allow the car to be driven remotely, as the steering is completely mechanical (even power steering), and although some modern cars have a computer controlled throttle (not the cars in the movie though), the pedal would not depress (same goes for the brakes, clutch and gears). 2 of 2 found this interesting | Share this Firefighters are seen extinguishing a vehicle fire outdoors with a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher. These types of fire extinguishers would be ineffective on a car fire as they work by depriving the fire of oxygen. Carbon dioxide quickly disperses outdoors and the fire would have its oxygen back in no time. Firefighters use dry chemical extinguishers on minor car fires and hose lines on larger ones. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this The entire chase scene with the crane ignores numerous laws of momentum, inertia and tensile strength. Using the crane arm to demolish a steel-framed building would not only completely mangle the arm, it would also cause the crane itself to crash, instead of which it doesn't even slow. Similarly, whilst the vehicle easily has sufficient mass and momentum to smash cars out of its path, having a tonne or so of metal hitting it at roughly 40mph is going to have an effect on the steering, it wouldn't just casually carry on in a straight line as if nothing happened. Most significantly, after the T-800 drops the crane's hook through the manhole cover, the hook would firstly need to actually latch onto something to create the desired effect (instead of just getting pulled right back out again and dragging along behind the crane) and whatever it anchors itself on would need to be sturdy enough to stop the tens of tonnes of crane - if a building can't do it, it's rather unlikely that a sewage pipe is going to. Even if such an item could be found, the cable would not tear through the road without slowing the crane down at all and would in all likelihood bring the crane to a much slower, more drawn-out and less visually impressive (and hence much more boring) stop. Is this interesting? | Share this Actor Jay Acovone (Cop - Westside Street; the cop who pulls over the T-X) is listed as "Jay Acavone" in the end credits. Is this interesting? | Share this When John Connor has broken into the Animal Hospital and then into the medical cupboard, he takes some tablets from a bottle labeled Phenobarbitone, presumably as painkillers. Later, Catherine Brewster tells him those are used to chemically neuter dogs. Both are incorrect, Phenobarbitone / tal is used to control epilepsy. Is this interesting? | Share this When Kate Brewster is flying the Cessna 172 with John Conner, she says they are flying at 160 mph - a C172 cruises at 115 mph. 160 mph is the Red Line or Never Exceed airspeed, this airspeed could only be reached in a dive, certainly not while in cruise (even if they were in a hurry and flying at full throttle). Is this interesting? | Share this At the AMPM gas station, there are signs saying the phones and computers are out of order. Unless they were very old gas pumps, they wouldn't have worked either. 0 of 1 found this interesting | Share this Miscellaneous In the particle accelerator runway, everything metal sticks to the tube, but Kate's watch stayed on her wrist. Is this interesting? | Share this Incorrectly regarded as goofs In the T-X POV shot where she examines Jose Barrerra's retina and name tag, his surname on the tag is spelled differently from how it is in the T-X's POV. (This may not be an error, however, as nametags often get misprinted. Ask any employee of a cheap chain store/restaurant.) Is this interesting? | Share this The .30 caliber machine gun (with the drum clip) that The Terminator uses against the police outside the mausoleum is supposedly dropped before he enters the hearse. However, later we see it beside the coffin, but it is possible he turned for a moment, and tossed the weapon in beside the coffin, where we see its perforated barrel shield as he's reciting the T-X's target list, and later as he carries it to the RV. Is this interesting? | Share this When the casket opens in the hearse, which was first seen full of weaponry, it is now hiding John Connor. However, later on they are seen to be armed to the teeth. Look closely, and you'll see John is laying on top of the weapons. Some space made with the removal of the .30 cal MG, along with the curved upper lid, left enough space for John. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-101 is holding open the Crystal Peak bunker blast door he uses one hand to hold back the TX from getting to John and then use the other hand to pull his power cell out. This did not leave an arm available to hold open the door, however the door could have stopped functioning after a while when meeting significant opposition from the terminator. Is this interesting? | Share this Plot holes It's finally acknowledged that the T-101 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) with a skeleton of extremely durable non-identified metal would almost certainly weigh 8-10 times that of a human with similar mass. (The fireman cannot move him even slightly and states, probably literally, that "this guy weighs a ton".) So how can he drive and/or ride in cars and pickup trucks that he probably weighs more than? 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this When John and Kate get to the Crystal Peak base and the Terminator blasts the T-X with the power cell, he also destroys and buries the only way in and out, how do Kate and John leave the base? 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this In the flashback scene showing an HK flying over the water it is using a high power floodlight to look for its targets. Since it is basically a terminator, it would be equipped with infra-red like the T series and would not require an additional light source to operate at night. Is this interesting? | Share this After the explosion at the animal hospital, were all the animals dead, or did they escape? There were no more dogs barking. 0 of 1 found this interesting | Share this In the scene at the RV, we learn that the Terminator must obey Kate Brewster's orders, as she is the one from the future who sent him back in time. However, there are several times preceding this scene in which Kate Brewster barks orders at the Terminator (i.e. "Let me go!", etc. ) and he ignores her. 0 of 1 found this interesting | Share this Revealing mistakes Near the beginning of the film, the T-X uses a mobile phone to track down the identities of the people she needs to kill. However if you look at the phone as she's dialing the number, you can see there's no signal on it. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this When the animal hospital truck drives through the cemetery gates and hits the wall, the sparks fly off too late. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this In the end credits, the character of Kate's fiancé is listed as 'Scott Petersen'. Actually the character's name is Scott Mason (mentioned by the two L.A.P.D. detectives in the movie). (This was an editing goof, altered because of an event noted in the 'Trivia' section.) 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this Most of the other cars destroyed during the crane chase are already severely damaged. Is this interesting? | Share this The window smashes just a split second before the the Terminator punches through it during the beginning of the terminator battle. Is this interesting? | Share this In the crane chase, the out-riggers for the crane are extended in some shots and not in others. Is this interesting? | Share this During the chase sequence, T-101 incorrectly cocks the shotgun while on the motorcycle. Is this interesting? | Share this As the hearse speeds through the grass after driving under the truck it leaves absolutely no marks in the grass. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator exits the mausoleum with the casket and turns to fire at the police, the angle of the machine gun barrel as he fires is such that all bullets would hit the tree tops above the police cars rather than the cars. Is this interesting? | Share this During and after the bathroom part of the fight scene, neither terminator was wet. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-X's weapon is damaged, her on screen display chooses a new weapon. The display shows the name of the weapon and a description, but if you look closely the description for all of the weapons simply states: "Important information about this weapon is being displayed here". Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator crashes the truck into T-X and the Vet Clinic, the parked car to the left of the truck explodes, even though it isn't hit. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator is driving the motor home, he keeps the steering wheel absolutely straight - not even making minor corrections. Is this interesting? | Share this When Kate's fiancé (the TX) is informed of her whereabouts, the TX punches through the seat and through the agent driving the cruiser. As the officer is leaning forward in shock and dying you can see the ignition of the cruiser is in the off position. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator, Kate Brewster and John Connor are traveling in the RV, the Terminator is driving. In every shot of the Terminator, the steering wheel never moves. Is this interesting? | Share this The Terminator meant to say "we must reacquire Katherine Brewster." Instead he said "require". Is this interesting? | Share this During the crane chase, the T-X's vision/display shows the vehicles she's controlling as well as information about them. On the right side of the screen, Vehicle 2 (the fire truck) shows to be traveling at 93 mph which is extremely unlikely, if not impossible given the fact that they're on a service road traveling through a big city. Is this interesting? | Share this Spoilers The goof items below may give away important plot points. Character error While in the bunker at the end of the movie, when John says "These computers are 30 years old," a Dell computer box, complete with the big blue E, is clearly visible among all the ancient computers. A modern day black Dell CRT monitor is also clearly visible on the center desk in the final bunker scenes. Is this interesting? | Share this Character error Towards the end of the film, the T-X activates the robotic defenses which are presumably the first models of Terminators. In one scene later on we see through this older terminators vision and it's a sharp crystal clear image. The supposedly more recent T-101 however has a blurry red view imaging. How can a newer model have an inferior optical system? Is this interesting? | Share this Crew or equipment visible At the ending, when John and Kate are in the underground bunker, behind the large glass wall, as the camera pulls back you can see the cameraman reflected in the glass. Is this interesting? | Share this Incorrectly regarded as goofs When the good Terminator (Arnold) throws out his defective fuel cell and it explodes, he states that he has two. The second one is clearly visible next to the defective one when he removes it. To terminate the T-X at the end of the film, he removes the second fuel cell. This would leave him with apparently no power source. While terminators from the previous films were shown operating from some unspecified alternate power source, there is no evidence that this wasn't the other fuel cell. Also, as stated in the goofs for Terminator Salvation, the prior terminators must have had different power types of power sources altogether or they would have exploded violently when crushed in a hydraulic press or melted down in molten metal. Correction: The Terminators in the first two films are of a different model. They are model T-800, while in this movie it is a model T-850. They appear to be the same because all three are series T-101, which is the series that looks like Arnold. So the fuel cells must be one of the upgrades in the T-850 model terminator. It is also plausible that the design of the fuel cells have changed because of the changes to the time-line made in the films. So the terminator in the first two films are Cyberdyne Systems Model T-800 Series T-101 Terminators, and in this third film it is a Model T-850 Series T-101 Terminator. Is this interesting? | Share this Plot holes During the scene in which the T-X infiltrates the United States Air Force's Cyber Research Systems base and manages to execute Robert Brewster just after he activates Skynet. Although the T-X has the ability to resemble anything it touches and is possibly the reason for the ease at which it entered the base. It's never explained how exactly the T-101 accompanied by a man supposedly with no current official existence, fully armed managed to get into the base. Although Kate is the daughter of Robert, there's no way at all that a secure facility would allow the entry of two heavily armed men. Is this interesting? | Share this Plot holes When the T-X, in the guise of Scott Mason, starts driving the police detectives' car from the back seat, she is able to control the accelerator and brakes although at that point she has not (as shown with the police cars earlier and the military machines later) been seen to inject her nanotechnology controllers into the vehicle. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-X shows up (posing as Kate) to assassinate Robert Brewster, before The Terminator begins shooting, the T-X begins to react like she is being shot at just a second before The Terminator starts firing.

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After the Terminator shoots the fake Kate/T-X at the military base, he can be seen throwing the machine gun to the right of the screen, landing on a mattress clearly meant to protect the prop machine gun. Seconds later, when Kate runs to her dying father, the mattress is now gone and the prop gun is now on the floor.

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Showing all 101 items Jump to: Anachronisms (1) | Audio/visual unsynchronised (2) | Character error (4) | Continuity (43) | Crew or equipment visible (5) | Errors in geography (3) | Factual errors (7) | Miscellaneous (1) | Incorrectly regarded as goofs (4) | Plot holes (5) | Revealing mistakes (17) | Spoilers (9) Anachronisms Sarah Connor dies in August 1997. In accordance with her will she has many guns hidden in a coffin right after her death. After the cemetery scene, at the RV, The Terminator pulls a Heckler & Koch UMP-45 out of the coffin. This gun wasn't for sale until mid-1999, two years after the gun was placed in the coffin. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this Audio/visual unsynchronised When the TX is pulled over by the police officer at the beginning of the film, the officer walks up to her in the Lexus. Just before the officer says, "Lady, do you have any idea how fast you were goin'?" we see the TX's mouth moving as though she's speaking, but we hear nothing. Is this interesting? | Share this The naked Terminator squeezes the stripper's hand to get his clothes, while "Macho Man" by The Village People is playing. When he walks out the front door all dressed up, after what should have been several minutes, the song on the P.A. system hasn't skipped a beat. Is this interesting? | Share this Character error In the voice-over, John claims he was 13 when he was attacked by the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), but John Connor was 10 in that movie (However Edward Furlong, the actor playing John Connor was 13 at the time of filming). Is this interesting? | Share this There is a reference to the Skynet computer operating at 60 "teraFLOPS per second", which is an inaccurate use of the term FLOPS (tera is correct, as it means trillion). A FLOP is an acronym for FlOating Point Operation and a FLOPS is a FlOating Point Operation per Second (note that FLOPS is singular, not plural). The FLOPS count is used to measure a computer's performance, particularly those in the scientific and academic fields. So to speak of "FLOPS per second" is redundant. One could argue that "FLOPS per second" refers to acceleration (such as miles per hour per hour) but members of the scientific computation field never speak of a computer's acceleration. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-101 scans the roadhouse bouncer, his internal display misspells 'briefs' as 'breifs'. Is this interesting? | Share this Sarah Connor's plot at the cemetery said that she was born in 1959. However, the events of The Terminator (1984) occur in May of 1984. The setting of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) is ten years later and it is revealed that Sarah is 29 years old, making her 19 during the events of the first film and what would then place her birth date in 1965. Is this interesting? | Share this Continuity As John and Kate take off in a blue Cessna it has the registration number N3035C. In flight it is N3973F and when they land it is back to N3035C. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this When the Terminator is driving the hearse, the hood ornament is knocked off. It reappears at the end of the chase. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this In Kate Brewster's first scene in the department store, she talks to her father on a small light-colored Nokia phone with blue-illuminated keys. She receives the message from the veterinary clinic alarm system on this same phone, most likely a Nokia 6200. But she calls 9-1-1 from the clinic van with a larger plain black phone with non-retractable antenna (most likely a Nokia 6160.) 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this The same silver Volvo 740GL sedan is destroyed several times during the crane chase. Each time it is seen, damage from previous hits in earlier scenes is clearly visible. Is this interesting? | Share this In the Hearse scene, the hub caps get knocked off, then reappears several times during the chase. Is this interesting? | Share this During the crane chase, the boom and winch switch from the front of the crane to the back several times. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-X climbs back into the crane vehicle, it is passing the building with the blue front that was wrecked by the crane earlier in the chase. Is this interesting? | Share this In the scene were Katie destroys the Flying Machine with the AK, when the camera switches behind her you can hear the gun firing but there is no muzzle flash. Is this interesting? | Share this When Kate Brewster is thrown from her car by Terminatrix, she has blood on her hands. But later when she is dialing 911 from in the back of her van, her hands have no blood and no cuts to prove it. Is this interesting? | Share this The tire iron reappears on the back of the truck for one shot after it has been removed. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator and John Connor are driving the veterinary truck into town, notice the grab handles on the front door frames. In early shots the grab handles are missing the small, square, screw covers which reappear a minute later. Is this interesting? | Share this At the animal hospital again, when the T-101 smashes the TX through the wall with his truck, you can see briefly on the next shot that there is no driver in the truck. Moments later the T-101 appears from the door. Is this interesting? | Share this The headlight illumination on the crane vehicle throughout the chase. Is this interesting? | Share this In some of the action shots, the hearse is shown minus both the front and rear right-hand side wheel covers; however, when the hearse comes to rest near the RV, the right-rear wheel cover has reappeared. Is this interesting? | Share this Inside the mausoleum, after Kate Brewster grabs the gun, the Terminator is standing with his right shoulder towards Brewster; they cut away, then immediately cut back, and his left shoulder is towards her. Is this interesting? | Share this The stripper's hand just before and after the Terminator grabs it. Is this interesting? | Share this During the sequence when the Terminator is in the convenience store, he is seen throwing items (bags of chips) in the basket which is nearly overflowing. After the cutaway, the items are neatly stacked in the basket. Is this interesting? | Share this Damage to the hood of the Jeep when the Terminator is trying to shut itself down. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator is trying to shut himself off by hitting the Jeep, the tires and rims are bent out by the opening blows, yet appear upright and inflated in the next shot, and then once again bent out in the subsequent shot. Is this interesting? | Share this The front end of the vet truck is clearly damaged when John Connor hits the civilian car at the red lights. However, moments later when the crane truck catches up, no damage can be seen. Is this interesting? | Share this After the crane chase, the amount of dirt and grime on the passenger-side window of the truck (behind Connor) changes with the scenery. Is this interesting? | Share this When we see Kate riding in the passenger seat of the RV, several views show only a square RV window behind her, with a flat wall forward of that. Other shots show (correctly) an angled window ahead of the square one. Is this interesting? | Share this The vet truck's headlights are on/off between shots during the chase. Is this interesting? | Share this When the vet's truck is driving through the front lawns, it hits a parked car in a driveway with the left front. A few moments later, we see that part of the truck completely undamaged. Is this interesting? | Share this The crane truck the TX drives originally has forged painted white steel wheels, but when the Terminator drops the crane in the sewer and flips the truck, it has shinier cast aluminum wheels. Is this interesting? | Share this While John and Kate are talking in the RV as the Terminator drives, the C4 bombs in the table disappear and reappear in a different position relative to the gun also on the table. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator crashes the truck into T-X and the Vet Clinic, its final resting position (how much is inside the wall) changes at least twice. Is this interesting? | Share this The Terminator turns to open fire on the SWAT team at the cemetery twice; first when Dr. Silberman sees him (as evidenced by the visible muzzle flash from the machine gun, with no audible gunshot), and again when he actually does start shooting. Is this interesting? | Share this After the T101 starts driving the fire truck, there is a quick shot of the truck driving with him still hanging on the front. Is this interesting? | Share this When John is in the cage, with Kate talking to him, there are double-doors behind her. The right-side door is open (and not visible). When she turns to go out, the door is closed. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-101 puts Kate in the Vet's van the first time, it pushes the tire iron through the right-hand handle and bends the end back on the left-hand handle. Later when the van is going up the on-ramp, the tire iron is reversed (the bend is now on the right-hand handle) and at the gas station, it is back to the original position. Is this interesting? | Share this When Kate and the Terminator are talking in the RV, when the camera is closer to the Terminator, the armrest for his right arm is down. When the camera is closer to Kate, the armrest for the Terminator's right arm is up. This change happens repeatedly. Is this interesting? | Share this At the AMPM petrol station in the desert, the cash register is covered with hand written signs saying the phones/computers are out of order, and thus credit cards are not working. Yet after Terminator shoplifts some food, the phone is working for the gas station attendant to call authorities. Is this interesting? | Share this In the mausoleum, when Kate is pointing a pistol at the Terminator, her finger is alongside the barrel. When the Terminator grabs for the pistol, it fires, hitting the Terminator in the mouth, even though Kate's finger was never on the trigger. Is this interesting? | Share this Before the naked Terminator seizes the clothes of the stripper the stripper is clearly wearing a leather jacket and blue jeans. When the Terminator enters outside he's wearing complete leathers including leather pants. Is this interesting? | Share this After John crashes into the back of the sedan, they look back to see the police coming, you can also see a red car with a damaged rear light (LHS), then moments later the crane truck crashes though the wall, the red car is not damaged and then the crane hits the red car breaking the rear light. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator slams a car with his fist, in the following shot his fist is suddenly in the air. Is this interesting? | Share this The T-X fires her weapon through a hole in the windscreen during the crane chase, but where did the hole come from? (She punched a hole through it but it was deleted from the film.) Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-X attacks the Terminator with a flamethrower, the damage to his face varies from shot to shot. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator throws the defective fuel cell out the window of the RV its behind them. But when it blows up the explosion is beside them. Is this interesting? | Share this The sweat on John's forehead varies from shot to shot at CRS, particularly after Robert Brewster's been shot by the T-X. Is this interesting? | Share this During the chase scene the stabilizer legs of the crane are alternately extended and retracted. Is this interesting? | Share this While the Terminator and the T-X are fighting in the bathroom, toilets, sinks and water pipes are broken; resulting in water gushing everywhere. Despite this, both the Terminator and the T-X's clothing remains dry throughout the fight. Is this interesting? | Share this Crew or equipment visible When the Terminator and friends are in the RV in the desert, when the camera is outside the RV while it's driving, you can see blue screens covering the windows inside! As you know the blue screen is a wall for computer simulation as when an actor is in a car or truck the car never moves yet the outside world does. Is this interesting? | Share this When John and Kate land the plane in front of the bunker, a third person is briefly visible in the backseat. Is this interesting? | Share this At the end of the scene where they are by trailer, when the camera is on the Terminator, the camera tilts down revealing an apple box underneath the table. Is this interesting? | Share this Just before John Connor crashes into the car in front with the Tundra, there are a couple of shots shown from inside. During these shots, there is a cameraman visible on the extreme left hand side of the frame, hiding behind a black jaguar. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator is pushing the Terminatrix through the toilet walls, on the far right, you can see the camera and operator with a plastic sheet over the camera. Is this interesting? | Share this Errors in geography When the T-X kills Jose Barrera at the fast food restaurant, the drive through window is on the wrong side of the building. The T-X could have driven the wrong way but it was shown at the speaker, driving the direction that the drive through should have been. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this The Terminator tells Kate and John that the Crystal Peak base is "north east on a bearing of 'zero point five degrees'". A bearing of 000.5° is almost exactly due north. Later Kate flies the plane on a heading of 015° ("zero one five degrees" in aviation-speak). This is different from what the T-101 had told her, and even given his mistake it is still closer to north than it is to north east. Is this interesting? | Share this After the crane chase, whilst the T-101 is climbing into the vet van from the roof we can see briefly down the street that there's a corner approaching as there's buildings just ahead of them. However when the T-X emerges from the rubble and looks down towards them driving off, they're now on an open road with nothing at all ahead of them. Is this interesting? | Share this Factual errors Having control of a vehicle's computer would not allow the car to be driven remotely, as the steering is completely mechanical (even power steering), and although some modern cars have a computer controlled throttle (not the cars in the movie though), the pedal would not depress (same goes for the brakes, clutch and gears). 2 of 2 found this interesting | Share this Firefighters are seen extinguishing a vehicle fire outdoors with a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher. These types of fire extinguishers would be ineffective on a car fire as they work by depriving the fire of oxygen. Carbon dioxide quickly disperses outdoors and the fire would have its oxygen back in no time. Firefighters use dry chemical extinguishers on minor car fires and hose lines on larger ones. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this The entire chase scene with the crane ignores numerous laws of momentum, inertia and tensile strength. Using the crane arm to demolish a steel-framed building would not only completely mangle the arm, it would also cause the crane itself to crash, instead of which it doesn't even slow. Similarly, whilst the vehicle easily has sufficient mass and momentum to smash cars out of its path, having a tonne or so of metal hitting it at roughly 40mph is going to have an effect on the steering, it wouldn't just casually carry on in a straight line as if nothing happened. Most significantly, after the T-800 drops the crane's hook through the manhole cover, the hook would firstly need to actually latch onto something to create the desired effect (instead of just getting pulled right back out again and dragging along behind the crane) and whatever it anchors itself on would need to be sturdy enough to stop the tens of tonnes of crane - if a building can't do it, it's rather unlikely that a sewage pipe is going to. Even if such an item could be found, the cable would not tear through the road without slowing the crane down at all and would in all likelihood bring the crane to a much slower, more drawn-out and less visually impressive (and hence much more boring) stop. Is this interesting? | Share this Actor Jay Acovone (Cop - Westside Street; the cop who pulls over the T-X) is listed as "Jay Acavone" in the end credits. Is this interesting? | Share this When John Connor has broken into the Animal Hospital and then into the medical cupboard, he takes some tablets from a bottle labeled Phenobarbitone, presumably as painkillers. Later, Catherine Brewster tells him those are used to chemically neuter dogs. Both are incorrect, Phenobarbitone / tal is used to control epilepsy. Is this interesting? | Share this When Kate Brewster is flying the Cessna 172 with John Conner, she says they are flying at 160 mph - a C172 cruises at 115 mph. 160 mph is the Red Line or Never Exceed airspeed, this airspeed could only be reached in a dive, certainly not while in cruise (even if they were in a hurry and flying at full throttle). Is this interesting? | Share this At the AMPM gas station, there are signs saying the phones and computers are out of order. Unless they were very old gas pumps, they wouldn't have worked either. 0 of 1 found this interesting | Share this Miscellaneous In the particle accelerator runway, everything metal sticks to the tube, but Kate's watch stayed on her wrist. Is this interesting? | Share this Incorrectly regarded as goofs In the T-X POV shot where she examines Jose Barrerra's retina and name tag, his surname on the tag is spelled differently from how it is in the T-X's POV. (This may not be an error, however, as nametags often get misprinted. Ask any employee of a cheap chain store/restaurant.) Is this interesting? | Share this The .30 caliber machine gun (with the drum clip) that The Terminator uses against the police outside the mausoleum is supposedly dropped before he enters the hearse. However, later we see it beside the coffin, but it is possible he turned for a moment, and tossed the weapon in beside the coffin, where we see its perforated barrel shield as he's reciting the T-X's target list, and later as he carries it to the RV. Is this interesting? | Share this When the casket opens in the hearse, which was first seen full of weaponry, it is now hiding John Connor. However, later on they are seen to be armed to the teeth. Look closely, and you'll see John is laying on top of the weapons. Some space made with the removal of the .30 cal MG, along with the curved upper lid, left enough space for John. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-101 is holding open the Crystal Peak bunker blast door he uses one hand to hold back the TX from getting to John and then use the other hand to pull his power cell out. This did not leave an arm available to hold open the door, however the door could have stopped functioning after a while when meeting significant opposition from the terminator. Is this interesting? | Share this Plot holes It's finally acknowledged that the T-101 (Arnold Schwarzenegger) with a skeleton of extremely durable non-identified metal would almost certainly weigh 8-10 times that of a human with similar mass. (The fireman cannot move him even slightly and states, probably literally, that "this guy weighs a ton".) So how can he drive and/or ride in cars and pickup trucks that he probably weighs more than? 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this When John and Kate get to the Crystal Peak base and the Terminator blasts the T-X with the power cell, he also destroys and buries the only way in and out, how do Kate and John leave the base? 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this In the flashback scene showing an HK flying over the water it is using a high power floodlight to look for its targets. Since it is basically a terminator, it would be equipped with infra-red like the T series and would not require an additional light source to operate at night. Is this interesting? | Share this After the explosion at the animal hospital, were all the animals dead, or did they escape? There were no more dogs barking. 0 of 1 found this interesting | Share this In the scene at the RV, we learn that the Terminator must obey Kate Brewster's orders, as she is the one from the future who sent him back in time. However, there are several times preceding this scene in which Kate Brewster barks orders at the Terminator (i.e. "Let me go!", etc. ) and he ignores her. 0 of 1 found this interesting | Share this Revealing mistakes Near the beginning of the film, the T-X uses a mobile phone to track down the identities of the people she needs to kill. However if you look at the phone as she's dialing the number, you can see there's no signal on it. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this When the animal hospital truck drives through the cemetery gates and hits the wall, the sparks fly off too late. 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this In the end credits, the character of Kate's fiancé is listed as 'Scott Petersen'. Actually the character's name is Scott Mason (mentioned by the two L.A.P.D. detectives in the movie). (This was an editing goof, altered because of an event noted in the 'Trivia' section.) 1 of 1 found this interesting | Share this Most of the other cars destroyed during the crane chase are already severely damaged. Is this interesting? | Share this The window smashes just a split second before the the Terminator punches through it during the beginning of the terminator battle. Is this interesting? | Share this In the crane chase, the out-riggers for the crane are extended in some shots and not in others. Is this interesting? | Share this During the chase sequence, T-101 incorrectly cocks the shotgun while on the motorcycle. Is this interesting? | Share this As the hearse speeds through the grass after driving under the truck it leaves absolutely no marks in the grass. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator exits the mausoleum with the casket and turns to fire at the police, the angle of the machine gun barrel as he fires is such that all bullets would hit the tree tops above the police cars rather than the cars. Is this interesting? | Share this During and after the bathroom part of the fight scene, neither terminator was wet. Is this interesting? | Share this When the T-X's weapon is damaged, her on screen display chooses a new weapon. The display shows the name of the weapon and a description, but if you look closely the description for all of the weapons simply states: "Important information about this weapon is being displayed here". Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator crashes the truck into T-X and the Vet Clinic, the parked car to the left of the truck explodes, even though it isn't hit. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator is driving the motor home, he keeps the steering wheel absolutely straight - not even making minor corrections. Is this interesting? | Share this When Kate's fiancé (the TX) is informed of her whereabouts, the TX punches through the seat and through the agent driving the cruiser. As the officer is leaning forward in shock and dying you can see the ignition of the cruiser is in the off position. Is this interesting? | Share this When the Terminator, Kate Brewster and John Connor are traveling in the RV, the Terminator is driving. In every shot of the Terminator, the steering wheel never moves. Is this interesting? | Share this The Terminator meant to say "we must reacquire Katherine Brewster." Instead he said "require". Is this interesting? | Share this During the crane chase, the T-X's vision/display shows the vehicles she's controlling as well as information about them. On the right side of the screen, Vehicle 2 (the fire truck) shows to be traveling at 93 mph which is extremely unlikely, if not impossible given the fact that they're on a service road traveling through a big city. Is this interesting? | Share this Spoilers The goof items below may give away important plot points. Character error While in the bunker at the end of the movie, when John says "These computers are 30 years old," a Dell computer box, complete with the big blue E, is clearly visible among all the ancient computers. A modern day black Dell CRT monitor is also clearly visible on the center desk in the final bunker scenes. Is this interesting? | Share this Character error Towards the end of the film, the T-X activates the robotic defenses which are presumably the first models of Terminators. In one scene later on we see through this older terminators vision and it's a sharp crystal clear image. The supposedly more recent T-101 however has a blurry red view imaging. How can a newer model have an inferior optical system? Is this interesting? | Share this Crew or equipment visible At the ending, when John and Kate are in the underground bunker, behind the large glass wall, as the camera pulls back you can see the cameraman reflected in the glass. Is this interesting? | Share this Incorrectly regarded as goofs When the good Terminator (Arnold) throws out his defective fuel cell and it explodes, he states that he has two. The second one is clearly visible next to the defective one when he removes it. To terminate the T-X at the end of the film, he removes the second fuel cell. This would leave him with apparently no power source. While terminators from the previous films were shown operating from some unspecified alternate power source, there is no evidence that this wasn't the other fuel cell. Also, as stated in the goofs for Terminator Salvation, the prior terminators must have had different power types of power sources altogether or they would have exploded violently when crushed in a hydraulic press or melted down in molten metal. Correction: The Terminators in the first two films are of a different model. They are model T-800, while in this movie it is a model T-850. They appear to be the same because all three are series T-101, which is the series that looks like Arnold. So the fuel cells must be one of the upgrades in the T-850 model terminator. It is also plausible that the design of the fuel cells have changed because of the changes to the time-line made in the films. So the terminator in the first two films are Cyberdyne Systems Model T-800 Series T-101 Terminators, and in this third film it is a Model T-850 Series T-101 Terminator. Is this interesting? | Share this Plot holes During the scene in which the T-X infiltrates the United States Air Force's Cyber Research Systems base and manages to execute Robert Brewster just after he activates Skynet. Although the T-X has the ability to resemble anything it touches and is possibly the reason for the ease at which it entered the base. It's never explained how exactly the T-101 accompanied by a man supposedly with no current official existence, fully armed managed to get into the base. Although Kate is the daughter of Robert, there's no way at all that a secure facility would allow the entry of two heavily armed men. Is this interesting? | Share this Plot holes When the T-X, in the guise of Scott Mason, starts driving the police detectives' car from the back seat, she is able to control the accelerator and brakes although at that point she has not (as shown with the police cars earlier and the military machines later) been seen to inject her nanotechnology controllers into the vehicle. Is this interesting? | Share this Revealing mistakes When the T-X shows up (posing as Kate) to assassinate Robert Brewster, before The Terminator begins shooting, the T-X begins to react like she is being shot at just a second before The Terminator starts firing. Is this interesting? | Share this After the Terminator shoots the fake Kate/T-X at the military base, he can be seen throwing the machine gun to the right of the screen, landing on a mattress clearly meant to protect the prop machine gun. Seconds later, when Kate runs to her dying father, the mattress is now gone and the prop gun is now on the floor.

Miscellaneous
When the T-X poses as Kate to attempt to assassinate Robert Brewster and is shot by the T-850, her "clothes" take normal bullet damage, not the mimetic "splashes" from both the T-1000 in T2 and on the T-X in earlier scenes.

Miscellaneous
When the T-X shows up (posing as Kate) to assassinate Robert Brewster, before The Terminator begins shooting, the T-X begins to react like she is being shot at just a second before The Terminator starts firing.

Miscellaneous
After the Terminator shoots the fake Kate/T-X at the military base, he can be seen throwing the machine gun to the right of the screen, landing on a mattress clearly meant to protect the prop machine gun. Seconds later, when Kate runs to her dying father, the mattress is now gone and the prop gun is now on the floor.

Miscellaneous
When the T-X poses as Kate to attempt to assassinate Robert Brewster and is shot by the T-850, her "clothes" take normal bullet damage, not the mimetic "splashes" from both the T-1000 in T2 and on the T-X in earlier scenes.
Trivia:
An early draft had a completely different storyline from the film, in which John Connor is a successful computer programmer, who ends up being instrumental in the activation of Skynet. Sarah Connor is also featured in the film. The evil Terminator is a shapeshifter, but also can take on a gaseous energy form.

The studios had long wanted to make a sequel to the previous Terminator films, but for a long time Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to do it unless James Cameron was directing. Cameron eventually told his friend to "Just do it and ask for a shit-load of money", reasoning that the character was as much Schwarzenegger's as it was his.

Arnold Schwarzenegger worked out for six months, about three hours a day, before shooting started, by which time he had the exact same body weight and muscle measurements as he had 12 years previously while shooting Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

Besides Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator), Earl Boen (Dr. Peter Silberman) is the only other actor to appear in all of the first three "Terminator" films. This film is also Boen's last screen performance; he has solely done voice-over work since.

For the filming of the arrival scene of the T-X, Kristanna Loken spent one night nude. During the filming, a piece of glass stuck under her foot because of her walking barefoot on the street.

The character of Kate Brewster's fiancé was originally named Scott Petersen. Due to the name's similarity to Scott Peterson (a California man convicted of murdering his pregnant wife and their unborn child in late 2002 while out fishing) and the plot of his fiancée's kidnapping, the character's name was changed to Scott Mason, although he's still listed as Scott Petersen in the credits.

When Kate attacks the Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger told Claire Danes not to hold back, and hit him as hard as she could.

Toyota Motor Corporation provided seven Toyota Tundra trucks to be destroyed in the movie. Toyota also sold a limited edition of Toyota Tundra T3 trucks.

In an early draft of the script, Lance Henriksen was to reprise the role of Detective Vukovich (from The Terminator (1984)), having the character bound to a wheelchair following the events of the first Terminator. The idea was eventually dropped.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's last starring role (but not his last acting role) before being elected governor of California on 7 October 2003.

During rehearsals two weeks prior to shooting the crane chase scene, the crane was involved in an accident and was heavily damaged. It was impossible to acquire a new crane, at a cost $1.5 million, so repair crews worked around the clock to have it repaired on time for the shooting.

The "Rich Woman" attacked by the naked TX was planned to have attempted to use an ATM that wouldn't respond, but there wasn't time to film it. If this scene had been included, it would have been one of several indications (Kate's cell phone, the lack of TV reception at the AM/PM) that the computer virus is taking over.

This film was originally planned to be shot in Vancouver, British Columbia, but it was relocated later on to Los Angeles. It has been speculated that the reason for this move the rising criticism against American productions being shot in Canada ("runaway productions") and Arnold Schwarzenegger's political aspirations, although the official reason is that studio space in Hollywood became available at the last minute, making room this film.

Arnold Schwarzenegger suffered a minor hand injury during the filming of the cemetery battle scene. One of the small explosives on the casket exterior, used to simulate a bullet hit, was planted too close to his hand.

Two of the air bases Skynet is shown taking control of are "Moron Airfield" and "Batman Air Base". These are actual military locations. Moron (pronounced More-own) Air Base is located in Spain, and Batman Air Base is in Turkey.

Arnold Schwarzenegger's signature line "I'll be back" is not uttered in this film. Instead, he says two paraphrases: "She'll be back" and, later, "I'm back."

The climax was filmed in a decommissioned Congressional wartime center located near Greenbrier, West Virginia.

Arnold Schwarzenegger had to have surgery for a torn rotator cuff following an injury on the set. He was in a sling for 3-4 weeks but it didn't delay the completion of the movie.

Arnold Schwarzenegger was concerned about his nude scene (a staple of this series) because he knew people would compare it to the other ones in the franchise, especially being 54 years of age.

In the original script, during the scene in which John was sitting on a bridge, he was actually thinking about suicide because his life has no meaning without Judgment Day.

In the script, Skynet's time machine is called the continuum transporter. It was allegedly built at Area 51. It creates an artificial wormhole between two time periods, as long as power isn't an issue.

The role of John Connor came down to Shane West and Nick Stahl. Stahl was cast but almost had to drop out because of scheduling conflicts. West was told that if Stahl were to drop out then he was be cast in the film but in the end, Stahl's schedule was changed and he kept the role of John Connor.

The secret production name for the movie was originally "York Square".

It took six months to edit the car chase sequence.

The car chase scene at the cemetery was a collaboration between the first unit and the second unit. The T-X on the roof of the car was all digital.

The scene in the back of the truck, between John and Kate, was shot on four separate days over several months.

Linda Hamilton was first approached to reprise her role as Sarah Connor, but she turned it down. A line of dialog in the film has John Conner explaining that Sarah died of leukemia in 1997.

Several of Arnold Schwarzenegger's employees (all women) were cast as extras in the opening bar scene, the one in which the Terminator first arrives in search of clothing.

Stan Winston and his team constructed flawless, life-size, fully-operational robotic replicas of Arnold Schwarzenegger and co-star Kristanna Loken because certain sequences involving fire and explosions were too dangerous for them to perform.

While shooting the cemetery scene in which the Terminator shoots at the SWAT team, it was impossible for Schwartzenegger to wield the machine gun with one hand. A Steadicam harness was attached to the side of Arnold Schwarzenegger to help him to hold the gun with one hand. The harness was erased digitally during post-production.

Kristanna Loken put on 15 pounds of muscle to fit her role of the T-X. She also took a mime class to prepare for her part. Because her character has so few lines, she had to learn to communicate through facial expressions and body gestures.

The skulls in the future scenes were made from ping-pong balls.

During the cemetery scene, as the Terminator's computer display is counting rounds fired and casualties, names are scrolled on the screen. Many of these names are members of the Visual Effects department (Enid, Keiko, James, Rod, Mark, Bryan, and more)

Arnold Schwarzenegger put up $1.4 million of his salary to ensure that a key scene in which a construction crane smashes into a glass building was shot. The director Jonathan Mostow, was apparently worried that the film was going to run behind schedule and over budget.

A number of actors were supposedly in the running for the role of the T-X, including Vin Diesel, Shaquille O'Neal, Famke Janssen, and former WWF wrestler Chyna (Joanie Laurer). Laurer's name came into the mix when she was recommended for the part by Arnold Schwarzenegger himself during an interview prior to filming.

Edward Furlong was originally supposed to play John Connor. However in December 2001 it was reported that he had been dropped from the film, allegedly due to a substance abuse problem. Nick Stahl was cast shortly before filming began in April 2002.

A scene was actually written and but was left out of the final film because it was incomplete. The scene would take place right after the Terminator says, "She'll be back." In the written scene, General Brewster noticed the Terminator resembling Sgt. Candy (as explained in the famous deleted Sgt. Candy scene) and asked whether he is Sgt. Candy. The Terminator said no, but remarked, "I was made here." (in CRS). The producers had to omit the scene due to an on set problem (an assistant director went missing that prevented Arnold Schwarzenegger from continuing that scene) not to mention with the film running behind schedule. Also, they feared that the audience will not get the idea of Sgt. Candy without this scene, and so they had to remove the earlier one.

The working title York Square was suggested by Jonathan Mostow. According to him, the name was after York Square classic movie theater in New Haven, Connecticut, where Mostow once worked as an usher.

This was intended to be the first of the two back-to-back Terminator movies developed by Mario Kassar and Andrew G. Vajna back in 1999. It was to be originally written by Tedi Sarafian, while the second-half, codenamed Project Angel by Warner Bros (eventually became Terminator Salvation) was to be written by David C. Wilson due for a 2003 release which is to take place immediately after the events of this film. Had there been no script revisions, the film could have been released in 2001. After the film's release, actors work commitments, including Arnold Schwarzenegger's term as Governor of California prompted the Project Angel script to be rewritten again from scratch- including moving the time setting by writers John Brancato and Michael Ferris under Jonathan Mostow's supervision. However, by 2006, Kassar and Vajna decided to end their business relationship and sold their rights to Victor Kubicek and Derek Anderson. The original idea for the fourth film was ultimately scrapped.

The then 54-year-old Arnold Schwarzenegger took up a 3 month rigorous training schedule to get back into shape to play The Terminator. He stated in an interview with Flex magazine that he tried to obtain the same body physique he had in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991).

Kristanna Loken practiced at a firing range, she had martial arts training, and he had extensive mime training in preparation for her role as the T-X. She also practiced running in two-inch heels. She fell ill during the filming the cemetery scene because of all the running that she had had to do, but a stuntwoman carried out the jump that the T-X does to the top of the car that the Terminator, John Connor, and Kate are driving away from the cemetery.

Claire Danes suffered whiplash during the scene when the T-X impersonates Kate and the Terminator starts shooting at her.

Schwarzenegger gave Claire Danes relationship advice during the making of the film. He saved her from staying in an unwise friendship.

Schwarzenegger insisted Stan Winston return to provide the special effects, just as he did in the last two films, and the subsequent one in the series.

Kristanna Loken's most challenging scene was when the T-X was stuck to the particle accelerator. It was difficult because she had to go from running to being spreadeagled in an instant without interruption. And because she had to keep such a rigid posture, she wound up with bruises up and down her arms for weeks afterward.

The gas station at which the Terminator stops for refueling is the same gas station seen in all three Terminator movies. In The Terminator (1984) it was shown at the end where the pregnant Sarah stops before driving to the Mojave Desert. In Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) it is where Sarah camps in for the night after she escapes from the hospital.

Nick Stahl had to audition five times and go through three screen tests before he was chosen for the part of John Connor. Howeer, he did turn down this role in Terminator Salvation (2009).

The flowery glasses the Terminator gets from the male stripper were narrowed down from dozens of different designs. They were the funniest according to Jonathan Mostow.

The anchorman who reported on the Skynet virus was an actual news reporter.

Kate's character is meant to serve as our eyes and ears into the world of the Terminator, being the outsider of the group.

When the Terminator is holding a cache of weapons hidden inside of Sarah Connor's coffin, the coffin was lightweight, but still very heavy; the scene was even more difficult for Schwarzenegger because the weapon he was firing at the time was extremely heavy, even for someone like him. A harness holding it up but digitally erased helped him to film the scene. Another thing that made it difficult was Schwarzenegger's jacket weighed about 40 pounds.

Whenever there was any exposition Jonathan Mostow kept the story ongoing, just like in the last two films. In fact Mostow likened the film to more of a road movie than the others, what with so many scenes shot on the road.

The attacking robots at the climax were fully functional models created by Stan Winston.

The particle accelerator was a digital matte painting. It would have cost 1.5 million dollars to build an actual one. It took over a year to animate the T-X magnetized to it.

When the Terminator is pounding on the car after he's cleared the T-X's corruption from his system, the car was specially rigged to straighten itself out again afterward until the scene was filmed.

The two Terminators in the climactic scene were a mixture of actors, puppets, and CGI.

The crane weighed 140 tons, and the building that Schwarzenegger was plowed into took two weeks to build. The scene in which the crane flips over its own length was too dangerous to do in reality, so it had to be done by animation.

A week of miniature work and three months of computer graphics work made the Los Angeles of the future appear.

When the Terminator shuts himself down to clear the T-X's corruption from his system, Schwarzenegger managed to keep completely still without the aid of any visual effects.

According to the novelization, Cyberdyne went bankrupt after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991). That explains why Skynet's construction has been overtaken by another company (CRS). Skynet allegedly cost the Pentagon $15 billion to make.

In the script, the name of the woman the T-X stole her clothes and car from was Nancy Nebel. The woman was also wearing a thong, something else the T-X puts on. The T-X also talks to Nebel's boyfriend over the phone, in Nebel's own voice. She links with the Skynet in this era. She also doesn't enlarge her breasts like she does in the film. The name of the traffic cop who pulls her over is called Barnes, and when he saw how sexy she is, he decided to rip up the ticket and ask her out. The T-X killed him in a parking lot.

In the original script, the Terminator considers stealing some of the women's clothes at the strip club if it fits, but he deems it inappropriate. The shotgun he has during the crane chase was found in the back of the truck he stole. He gets rid of the star-shaped sunglasses because he wants to look exactly like the last Terminator did. Also, the bouncer runs after him while he drives away, waving his fist in the air.

In the script, the T-X gets to Edwards Air Force Base by radioing a police helicopter flying overhead after the altercation at the cemetery. She kills the pilot and flies on ahead. It was probably the same helicopter she crashed at the climax.

The T-X's uniform at Edwards Air Force Base belonged to a Lt Hastings before she killed her. The gun she uses is a 9mm Baretta that she took from the base security chief, Captain McManus. She was forced to kill him to prevent him from blowing her cover. These scenes were deleted from the film.

One of the headstones at the cemetery has the name 'O Brian' engraved on it. This may be a reference to George Orwell's 1984, which had a character called O'Brian living in a dystopian future, similar to the one we see in the Terminator series.

In the Anderson house, a robotic pet can be seen near William Anderson and his girlfriend. This is a Sony AIBO, manufactured from 1999 to 2006. Customer support for AIBO ended in March 2013.

When Arnold Schwarzenegger first expressed an interest in the film, Fox and other studios were reluctant; he suspected because of his recent heart surgery.

Arnold Schwarzenegger showed Terminator 3 to the troops at the former palace of Saddam Hussein.

Ang Lee was offered to direct the film, but turned it down to direct Hulk (2003) instead.

The first week of photography was the scene in which the Terminator crashes the truck into the T-X on the exterior of the veterinary clinic. The last day of photography was the scene in which the T-X appeared through the time portal.

Among the weapons the T-800 takes from the weapons cache in the cemetery are the Glock 18 pistol with full/semi modes as well as the Heckler and Koch G-36 and UMP45 designs.

When the Terminator promises to let Kate go if she tells him where John Connor is, and then he goes back on his word, the novelization tells us that he wasn't really lying; he will let Kate go, just not right now.

General Brewster's death scene took a whole day to shoot.

It took six months for the VFX pioneers to develop the method to simulate the final sequence, in which T-X's liquid exterior is magnetized to the point of peeling off, revealing her alloy endoskeleton.