Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Trivia: When John turns on the magnetic field, the equipment he uses to turn up the power is the throttle of the Saitek X45 with a Cyberdyne plate over the base. (01:22:55)

Trivia: Former WWE superstar Chyna was an original candidate to play T-X.

Trivia: The cat lady's cat at the Animal Hospital is called Hercules. This is a tribute to Arnold Scharznegger who played Hercules in the 1970 movie, "Hercules In New York", his first film. (00:20:30)

Trivia: In the movie, Kate's fiance Scott is referred to as "Scott Mason", but in the credits, he is listed as "Scott Petersen", they changed the dialogue of his name in light of Scott Peterson, the man accused of killing his wife and unborn son in California. The name Scott Petersen also appears on the list of inmates in Demolition Man (00:48:00)

Trivia: The T1s in the film are actually real-life robots, nothing about them is computer-generated. (01:15:15)

Trivia: The man who yells at John when his car is hit is Billy Lucas, Arnold's personal stuntman. Lucas has stunted for many of Arnold's movies including Terminator 2. (00:31:25)

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Trivia: When the Terminator reboots himself in the hangar in order to get rid of the influence of the T-X, the scrolling text includes "Quicktime Player - Access" and "MP3.com - No Access." (01:30:15)

Trivia: The movie didn't have enough money to shoot the scene where the Terminator was being smashed through the building. So Arnold Schwarzenegger paid for it with his own money. The total was $1 or 2 million. He said that was a scene he was looking forward to and he really wanted it in the film.

Trivia: When Catherine tells the Terminator where John Conner was after the Terminator promises to let her go, the Terminator reneges on his promise and when she protests, he says "I lied." This is a reference to another Schwarzenegger film "Commando" (1985) where Col. John Matrix says the same line to Sully after he reneges on his promise. (00:26:05)

Trivia: A small piece of green screen was used on Scharznegger's (Terminator) face to aid the special effects crew with making him look more accurately damaged.

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Trivia: Dr. Silberman, the psychiatrist from the first two movies, makes a cameo appearance in "The Rise of the Machines" and makes some comments about seeing "crazy stuff" when in a hostage situation. This is an homage to an un-filmed scene from "Judgement Day" (1991) which featured Dr. Silberman being taken away in a straight-jacket after the T-1000 attack at the hospital. (00:54:05)

Trivia: The scene where the chase between the 2 terminators with the large crane vehicle was shot twice. The directors didn't like the way the crane crashed and they bought another crane and re-shot the scene at an additional cost of over $1,000,000. (00:32:35)


Trivia: Originally, Sophia Bush was cast as Kate Brewster. After filming for a few days, director Jonathan Mostow let her go and cast Claire Danes instead because he felt that Bush looked too young for the part.

Trivia: Although Arnold originally would not do this film unless James Cameron was involved, the latter urged Arnold to go ahead and do it anyway, and at the same time ask for a huge chunk of money.

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Trivia: This is the only movie in the series where Kyle Reese neither appears nor is mentioned.

Trivia: When the T-X takes control of the robot at the air force base the serial number on the front is T1-2 referencing the first two films.

Character mistake: In the opening narration, John Connor says that he was attacked by the T-1000 when he was 13 years old. This is wrong. In Terminator 2, we see that John Connor is only 10 years old, as shown on the police computer when the T-1000 accesses it. (00:02:20)

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Question: Why did John Connor program the Terminator to only obey Catherine's orders? Since he is the boss wouldn't he make it so the Terminator would obey his orders?

Answer: He didn't program the Terminator, she did - remember, John is dead, successfully eliminated by that very Terminator. As to why she didn't program the Terminator to obey both of them, that's an open question - possibly she needed to supply a voiceprint which obviously couldn't be obtained from the deceased John (which would also explain why the Terminator in T2 appeared to only be programmed to obey John, not both John and his mother). Alternatively, it's plausible that the Terminators can only be programmed to obey one individual, in order to prevent problems in the case of conflicting orders.

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