Extended killing first Sarah Connor
T1 omitted scene
The killing of the first Sarah Connor was intended to be a longer scene, in which the Terminator walks to the first floor and kills the wrong Sarah Connor. Just read the script and you'll know what I mean.
Scripted, but not filmed.
The Terminator treatment, July, 1982:
The neighborhood is standing-issue L.A. suburban: stucco houses set too close together, little plots jealously guarded by stake fences. Kids are racing Big Wheels in the street in the background as a car glides up to the curb. Its front tire crushes a child's toy truck. Terminator gets out, pausing by the mailbox to check the name, and walks toward the adjacent house. The doorbell is answered by a frail middle-aged woman in an apron and cleaning gloves. "Sarah Connor?" says the visitor. "No, she's upstairs. Who shall I say is..." Ignoring her, Terminator pushes past the diminutive woman, crossing the foyer to the stairs. Her protests are cut off in a gasp of alarm as he pulls the .45 from under his jacket and snaps the cocking slide. The old woman begins to screech in terror, darting back and forth indecisively. Finally she goes back to the front door and calls for help. Installed on her bed for an afternoon of 'soaps' is the wrong Sarah Connor. Electrode pads exercise her doughy thighs as the 35 year old divorcee watches General Hospital. "What's wrong, Mom?" she calls out distractedly. The door bangs open and she stares in dumb amazement as the good-looking, intense-eyed man in the ill-fitting clothes raises a pistol and aims it at her face. It all seems less real than General Hospital in that half-second before he fires. Downstairs, her mother is fumbling with the telephone when she hears the shots. She shrieks with renewed terror as the ceiling above her erupts with five exit holes in rapid succession, followed by a dribble of blood. In the bedroom, seen in a low angle shot, Terminator stands with the .45 aimed down at the dead woman out of frame below. He unhurriedly drops the clip, reloads the weapon and replaces it under his jacket.
The Terminator script, Fourth Draft, April 20, 1983:
33 EXT. SUBURBAN STREET - DAY ANGLE on a standard-issue L.A. suburban street with kids racing Big Wheels B.G. LOW ANGLE with the FRAME comprising a single house, toy- littered lawn and mailbox. EXTREME F.G., by the curb, is a CHILD'S PLASTIC TRUCK. There is the sound of a CAR ENGINE approaching, and the front of the yellow Maverick appears, stopping at the curb. Its front tire CRUSHES the toy. PANAGLIDE ON TERMINATOR, preceding him as he steps out of the car, pauses by the mailbox to check the name, and strides toward the house. A YOUNG BOY, playing in the driveway, watches him pass. The boy's DOG, a small Terrier, growls low and mean, crouching back from Terminator. He rings the doorbell and waits, motionless. The door opens a few inches, held by a security chain, revealing a frail MIDDLE-AGED WOMAN in apron and rubber cleaning gloves. TERMINATOR Sarah Connor? WOMAN No, she's upstairs. Who shall I say is-- Terminator breaks the chain and pushes past her as if she didn't exist. CUT TO: 33A INT. HOUSE/FOYER 33A PANAGLIDE ON TERMINATOR, preceding his as he crosses the foyer and mounts the stairs. The woman starts after him. WOMAN What do you think you're-- My God! She gasps and stops in her tracks as Terminator smoothly pulls the .45 from under his jacket and snaps the cocking slide. WOMAN (screeching) Oh my God...Sarah! CUT TO: 33B INT. BEDROOM 33B Installed on her bed for an afternoon of 'soaps' is the WRONG SARAH CONNOR. ELECTRODE PADS exercise her doughy thighs as the 35 year old divorcee watches "GENERAL HOSPITAL". She calls out distractedly: WRONG SARAH CONNOR What is it, Mom? She jumps as the door BANGS open. And stares in dumb amazement as the good-looking, intense-eyed man in the strange clothes raises a pistol. And aims it at her face. It all seems less real than "GENERAL HOSPITAL" in that half-second before he FIRES. CUT TO: 33C INT. FOYER 33C The mother is fumbling with a telephone when she hears the SHOT. The silence stretches for several BEATS. Then FIVE MORE SHOTS are heard. The woman screams and drops the phone as she stares upward. ANGLE ON CEILING above her. With each successive shot a chuck of plaster explodes off the ceiling. CUT TO: 33D INT. BEDROOM 33D LOW ANGLE ON TERMINATOR, standing with the .45 aimed down at the dead woman, just OUT OF FRAME on the floor. He unhurriedly removes the spent clip, reloads the weapon and replaces it under his jacket. Crouching down, he turns the woman's body over, confirming that she is dead. CUT TO: 33E INT. FOYER 33E The mother is frantically dialing the phone. She mis- dials, starts over. Then stops as she hears the bedroom door open. Terminator stands at the head of the stairs. His hand is bloody where he grasped the dead woman's shoulder. He starts down the stairs. The mother stands paralyzed, unable to breathe. He reaches the main floor and walks toward her. She edges into a corner, eyes wide. He reaches out. And wipes his hands clean on her apron. Terminator walks out, without expression, leaving the woman to sag to the floor in a faint. CUT TO:
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