Hope Of The Future
Deleted scenes

Sarah's preparations
T2 deleted scene

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Scene description
Shots in which we see Sarah prepare to shoot Miles Dyson.

Reason cut
Van Ling (Creative Supervisor), in T2, the Book of the Film, An Illustrated Screenplay:
In the final film, all of Sarah's preparations outside the Dyson house (Scene 129, 130, etc.) have been cut out; it is much more ominous to concentrate on the Dyson family happy at home and then introduce the red dot of Sarah's laser designator appear out of nowhere on Dyson's back. The shock of seeing the dot appear plays better than the crosscutting of Sarah as a terminator --the first time we see her here, she's already set up as an assassin. The final cut of this Dyson house sequence also makes up for the omission of the earlier Dyson scenes by not retaining the essence of his character --a man obsessed with his work even at home-- but establishing just enough of the normail everyday family routine for the audience to relate to and sympathize with just prior to shattering it. Dyson's son Danny has become an only child in the translation from script to screen, however; his sister Blythe, present briefly in the omitted Scene 99, did not appear in the night scenes due to some scheduling conflicts.

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


Terminator 2 script, revised final shooting script:

        The house is high-tech and luxurious.  Lots of glass.  Dyson's study
        is lit bluish with the glow of his computer monitors.  He is at the
        terminal, working.  Where else?  We see him clearly in a long shot
        from an embankment behind the house.

        A DARK FIGURE moves into the foreground.  Rack focus to Sarah as she
        turns into profile.  She raises the CAR-15 rifle and begins screwing
        the long heavy cylinder of a sound-suppresser onto the end of the

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