James Cameron's 1991 sci-fi classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day boasts one of the most frightening visions of Los Angeles ever committed to film. As Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton) watches a playground from behind a chain link fence, a nuclear blasts rips through Downtown and sears everything in its path: skyscrapers, cars, children, jungle gyms. They fly apart, in Sarah’s immortal words, “like leaves.” Our home city is transformed into a hellish inferno.
Of course, it was all just a terrible dream. By the end of the film, Sarah, John and Arnold Schwarzenegger's rehabbed T-800 have averted the specter of Judgment Day (at least until the sequels). But in the process of saving the world, they barrel their way through a wide swath of the Southland, from Santa Monica to Fontana. Naturally, the shapeshifting T-1000 is never far behind.
With T2 getting a 3D re-release in theaters this weekend, we spoke with location manager Jim Morris about the film's various Southern California locations. After perusing, you can also check out our filming location map of the first Terminator here.
(Note: Some of the locations listed are private residences. Please be respectful.)Read More