Hope Of The Future
Deleted scenes

Weapon's cache
T2 deleted scene

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Scene description
John and the Terminator talk about fear and the mission.

Reason cut
Van Ling (Creative Supervisor), in T2, the Book of the Film, An Illustrated Screenplay:
The majorty of the dialogue in this scene, specifically the discussion about being afraid and staying functional, was omitted as unnecessary to the flow of the plot; John's first line is heard over Terminator's uncovering and hefting of the minigun. Terminator grins for the first time in this scene as he holds the minigun and looks at John; even thought the "smile" scene at the roadside stand was omitted, this moment plays as a big laugh and feels appropriate, as if a big weapon is exactly what a terminator would smile about.

This scene is re-inserted back into the special edition version of T2.


Terminator 2 script, revised final shooting script:

        Terminator returns from carrying out several cases of ammo.  John is
        selecting rifles from a long rack.

                See, I grew up in places like this, so I just
                thought it was how people lived... riding
                around in helicopters.  Learning how to blow
                shit up.

        John grabs an AK-47 and racks the bolt with a practiced action.
        Inspects the receiver for wear.  Doesn't like what he sees.  Puts is
        back.  His movement are efficient.  Professional.  Uninterested.

                Then, when Mom got busted I got put in a
                regular school.  The other kids were, like,
                into Nintendo.

        Terminator has found a Vietnam-era "blooper" M-79 grenade launcher.
        A very crude but effective weapon.  He opens the breech and inspects
        the bore.

                Are you ever afraid?

        Terminator pauses for a second.  The thought never occurred to him.
        He searches him mind for the answer...


        Terminator slings the M-79 and starts looking for the grenades.

                Not even of dying?


                You don't feel any emotion about it one way
                or the other?

                No.  I have to stay functional until my mission
                is complete.  Then it doesn't matter.

        John is idly spinning a Sig Saur 9mm pistol on his finger... backwards
        and forwards like Bat Masteron.

                Yeah.  I have to stay functional too.
                "I'm too important".

        Terminator pulls back a canvas tarp, revealing a squat, heavy weapon
        with six barrels clustered in a blunt cylinder.  Chain-ammo is fed
        from a canister sitting next to it.  A G.E. MINI-GUN.  The most
        fearsome anti-personnel weapon of the Vietnam era.
        Terminator hefts it.  Looks at John as if to say "Can I?  Please?"

                It's definitely you.

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