Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines


Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Overview:

It's been 10 years since John Connor saved Earth from Judgment Day, and he's now living under the radar, steering clear of using anything Skynet can trace. That is, until he encounters T-X, a robotic assassin ordered to finish what T-1000 started. Good thing Connor's former nemesis, the Terminator, is back to aid the now-adult Connor … just like he promised.

Votes 2121 (5.9/10)

Runtime: 109 minutes

Release Date 2003-07-02

Budget: $200,000,000.00

Revenue: $435,000,000.00

Tagline: The Machines Will Rise.

Production company:

  • Columbia Pictures
  • Intermedia Films
  • Warner Bros.
  • C-2 Pictures
  • IMF Internationale Medien und Film GmbH & Co. 3. Produktions KG
  • Mostow/Lieberman Productions

Production country:

  • Germany
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Action
  • Thriller
  • Science Fiction

Trailer

Further Information

The Terminator
Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
John Connor
Nick Stahl
Nick Stahl
Kate Brewster
Claire Danes
Claire Danes
T-X
Kristanna Loken
Kristanna Loken
Robert Brewster
David Andrews
David Andrews
Scott Petersen
Mark Famiglietti
Mark Famiglietti
Dr. Peter Silberman
Earl Boen
Earl Boen
Betsy
Moira Harris
Moira Harris
Chief Engineer
Chopper Bernet
Chopper Bernet
Brewser's Aide
Christopher Lawford
Christopher Lawford
Bill's Girlfriend
Alana Curry
Alana Curry
Engineer
Chris Hardwick
Chris Hardwick
Jose Barrera
Robert Alonzo
Robert Alonzo
Roadhouse Clubgoer
Susan Merson
Susan Merson
Director
Jonathan Mostow
Jonathan Mostow
Screenplay
John D. Brancato
John D. Brancato
Screenplay
Michael Ferris
Michael Ferris
Producer
Hal Lieberman
Hal Lieberman
Producer
Joel B. Michaels
Joel B. Michaels
Producer
Mario Kassar
Mario Kassar
Original Music Composer
Marco Beltrami
Marco Beltrami
Director of Photography
Don Burgess
Don Burgess
Editor
Nicolas De Toth
Nicolas De Toth
Editor
Neil Travis
Neil Travis
Casting
Sarah Finn
Sarah Finn
Production Design
Jeff Mann
Jeff Mann
Art Direction
Shepherd Frankel
Shepherd Frankel
Art Direction
Beat Frutiger
Beat Frutiger
Art Direction
Andrew Menzies
Andrew Menzies
Set Decoration
Jay Hart
Jay Hart
Costume Design
April Ferry
April Ferry
Music Editor
Bill Abbott
Bill Abbott
Sound Effects Editor
Peter Brown
Peter Brown
Boom Operator
Cary Weitz
Cary Weitz
Producer
Andrew G. Vajna
Andrew G. Vajna
Producer
Colin Wilson
Colin Wilson
Story
John D. Brancato
John D. Brancato
Story
Michael Ferris
Michael Ferris
Story
Tedi Sarafian
Tedi Sarafian
Characters
James Cameron
James Cameron
Characters
Gale Anne Hurd
Gale Anne Hurd
Makeup Effects
Stan Winston
Stan Winston
Makeup Effects
John Rosengrant
John Rosengrant
Makeup Effects
Arjen Tuiten
Arjen Tuiten
Makeup Department Head
Jeff Dawn
Jeff Dawn
Costume Supervisor
Donna Marcione Pollack
Donna Marcione Pollack
Costume Supervisor
Dan Moore
Dan Moore
Executive Producer
Moritz Borman
Moritz Borman
Producer
Matthias Deyle
Matthias Deyle
Executive Producer
Guy East
Guy East
Line Producer
Oliver Hengst
Oliver Hengst
Executive Producer
Gale Anne Hurd
Gale Anne Hurd
Executive Producer
Aslan Nadery
Aslan Nadery
Executive Producer
Dieter Nobbe
Dieter Nobbe
Executive Producer
Volker Schauz
Volker Schauz
Casting
Randi Hiller
Randi Hiller
Executive Producer
Nigel Sinclair
Nigel Sinclair
Special Effects Coordinator
Allen Hall
Allen Hall
Art Direction
Mark Zuelzke
Mark Zuelzke
Art Department Assistant
Erica Callas
Erica Callas
Art Department Coordinator
Laura J. DeRosa
Laura J. DeRosa
Assistant Art Director
Greg Berry
Greg Berry
Conceptual Design
Constantine Sekeris
Constantine Sekeris
Construction Coordinator
Greg John Callas
Greg John Callas
Construction Foreman
Sean Clouser
Sean Clouser
Greensman
Frank Cappiello
Frank Cappiello
Lead Painter
Giovanni Ferrara
Giovanni Ferrara
Leadman
Wayne Shepherd
Wayne Shepherd
Painter
Francesco Ferrara
Francesco Ferrara
Production Illustrator
Matt Codd
Matt Codd
Sculptor
Fred Arbegast
Fred Arbegast
Additional Camera
Trey Clinesmith
Trey Clinesmith
First Assistant Camera
Raimund Almanza
Raimund Almanza
Grip
Michael J. Coo
Michael J. Coo
Steadicam Operator
Kenji Luster
Kenji Luster
Still Photographer
Robert Zuckerman
Robert Zuckerman
Hair Department Head
Peter Tothpal
Peter Tothpal
Hairstylist
Lisa M. Cubero
Lisa M. Cubero
Key Hair Stylist
Cydney Cornell
Cydney Cornell
Makeup Artist
Steve LaPorte
Steve LaPorte
Makeup Designer
Terry Wolfinger
Terry Wolfinger
Prosthetic Supervisor
Clinton Wayne
Clinton Wayne
Set Costumer
Bob Moore Jr.
Bob Moore Jr.
Set Dressing Artist
Tammy Banal
Tammy Banal
Set Dressing Supervisor
Egan Gauntt
Egan Gauntt
Armorer
Michael Papac
Michael Papac
CG Supervisor
Richard McBride
Richard McBride
Craft Service
Lea Anderson
Lea Anderson
Digital Effects Supervisor
Don Lee
Don Lee
Driver
Roger Bojarski Jr.
Roger Bojarski Jr.
Executive Music Producer
Joel Sill
Joel Sill
Loader
Heather Green
Heather Green
Picture Car Coordinator
Robert K. Johnson
Robert K. Johnson
Post Production Assistant
Stewart Maclennan
Stewart Maclennan
Post Production Supervisor
Michael Tinger
Michael Tinger
Production Controller
Nour Dardari
Nour Dardari
Projection
Kent Hayward
Kent Hayward
Propmaker
Mark Bialuski
Mark Bialuski
Property Master
Hope M. Parrish
Hope M. Parrish
Quality Control Supervisor
Timothy Michael Cairns
Timothy Michael Cairns
Second Unit Cinematographer
Simon Crane
Simon Crane
Security
Howard Velasco
Howard Velasco
Sequence Supervisor
Philippe Rebours
Philippe Rebours
Set Medic
Jason Inman
Jason Inman
Set Production Assistant
Angela Athayde
Angela Athayde
Software Engineer
Ryan Kautzman
Ryan Kautzman
Sound Recordist
Richard Jay
Richard Jay
Stand In
Bert Beatson
Bert Beatson
Stunt Coordinator
Simon Crane
Simon Crane
Stunts
Kenny Alexander
Kenny Alexander
Systems Administrators & Support
Evan Schiff
Evan Schiff
Transportation Captain
Mike Shannon
Mike Shannon
Transportation Coordinator
Denny Caira
Denny Caira
Unit Production Manager
Sharon Mann
Sharon Mann
Unit Publicist
Sheryl Main
Sheryl Main
Utility Stunts
Lesley Aletter
Lesley Aletter
Video Assist Operator
Mauriece Jacks Jr.
Mauriece Jacks Jr.
Visual Effects Editor
Gian Ganziano
Gian Ganziano
Assistant Director
Steve Love
Steve Love
Layout
John Trujillo
John Trujillo
Script Supervisor
Luca Kouimelis
Luca Kouimelis
Dialogue Editor
Michael J. Benavente
Michael J. Benavente
Digital Intermediate
Amy Tompkins
Amy Tompkins
First Assistant Editor
Todd Busch
Todd Busch
Best Boy Electric
Steve Ball
Steve Ball
Electrician
Darren Langer
Darren Langer
Gaffer
James M. McEwen
James M. McEwen
Lighting Technician
Anthony D. Guzman
Anthony D. Guzman
Rigging Grip
Jason Andrew
Jason Andrew
Casting Associate
Courtney Gross
Courtney Gross
Location Manager
Michael J. Burmeister
Michael J. Burmeister
Production Accountant
Maryjane Layani
Maryjane Layani
Production Coordinator
Tina Bennett
Tina Bennett
Production Supervisor
Gregory Alpert
Gregory Alpert
Publicist
Shery Mann
Shery Mann
Researcher
Max Chen
Max Chen
First Assistant Sound Editor
Joseph Bonn
Joseph Bonn
Foley
Matthew C. Beville
Matthew C. Beville
Orchestrator
Pete Anthony
Pete Anthony
Production Sound Mixer
William B. Kaplan
William B. Kaplan
Sound Designer
Buck Sanders
Buck Sanders
Sound Editor
Paula Fairfield
Paula Fairfield
Sound Mixer
Ray Cymoszinski
Ray Cymoszinski
Supervising Sound Editor
Stephen Hunter Flick
Stephen Hunter Flick
3D Supervisor
Colin Strause
Colin Strause
Digital Compositors
Jamie Baxter
Jamie Baxter
Special Effects Supervisor
Keith Marbory
Keith Marbory
Visual Effects
Bill Coffin
Bill Coffin
Visual Effects Coordinator
Gayle Busby
Gayle Busby
Visual Effects Producer
Kim Boyle
Kim Boyle
Visual Effects Supervisor
Dion Hatch
Dion Hatch
Storyboard
Robert Consing
Robert Consing
Motion Capture Artist
Tom Armbruster
Tom Armbruster
Visual Effects Art Director
Peter Mitchell Rubin
Peter Mitchell Rubin
Dolby Consultant
Andy Potvin
Andy Potvin
Thanks
Csilla Somogyi
Csilla Somogyi
Set Designer
Maria Baker
Maria Baker
Stunts
Jack Carpenter
Jack Carpenter

DRDMovieMusings

SPOILERS Under-rated, worthy chapter to the story, with surprisingly provocative ideas and some stellar acting. While this movie admittedly has neither the grit of T1 nor the grand vision or pathos of T2, I'd like to share what I believe to be three elements which together cement T3's place in the canon of the Terminator franchise. The first is the way the actors acted the relationship between Connor and the T-800. While Connor has memories that we the audience recall from T2, the T-800, played by Arnold, was not the same T-800 from T2. This is just another machine from off an assembly line of T-800s that were manufactured. Yeah, Arnold looks like Arnold, but this T-800 has no memory of the previous installment because it was not there. And he acts disconnected, distant and mechanical, betraying zero connection to Connor. That was really cool, and helped we the audience appreciate that, where the T-800 comes from, is a much bigger place than we had heretofore really digested. We only ever saw one or two at a time back in our time; the reality we had not yet seen by the time of T3, is that the future was full of these things, and there's nothing personal about them. We the audience wanted to reconnect to all the good feelings from the end of T2, we wanted to get personal with these machines, and that's really hard to do. This movie smacked us back to "reality". The second aspect is that this is the movie that puts the transition to SkyNet into a context that we could see. Now we know why and how the government handed control over to SkyNet. T3 displayed what we'd heard a little about in T1, and a little more about in T2, but it did so in a way that did not prompt much in the way of "where did that come from?" or "what are they talking about" that I've ever come across (Terminator Salvation failed test this miserably, spectacularly). The third and final aspect of the movie that, for me, was rather provocative is that, right up to the end, we the audience are following the stubborn view of Connor that judgment day can be stopped. He was sure they'd stopped it at the end of T2. He was sure they were racing to stop it throughout T3...but, if we the audience stopped ourselves from being emotionally carried away, we'd have come to the realization Connor did earlier that judgment day could not be stopped. The terminators kept coming back from the future because the technology had advanced to where it was both possible and necessary. So judgment day did happen, and the terminator being there meant it couldn't be stopped. Is T3 the best in the franchise? Heck no! C'mon, I'm not totally crazy. Is it the worst? I don't think so, at all. (I, personally, lay that crown on Terminator Salvation, but I digress...) T2 is the best, for me, for a few reasons. T1 is the honourable second because it started the story and set up many of the devices that would help make T2 among the great sequals of all time - right up there with Godfather 2 and Star Wars Episode 2, and Blade II :-)

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