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Terminator - May 12, 1984
According to the beginning of the movie, the story is set in 1984. At little later, Reese points a gun at a cop's head and says, "What day is it?! The date!" The cop responds, "12th! May! Thursday!" But May 12, 1984 was a Saturday.
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lobsterboy79 writes:
Actually it is a slipup, and here's why. The Terminator was originally supposed to be filmed in 1983. However, Arnold Schwarzenegger was under contract to film Conan the Destroyer, so production had to be delayed until 1984. The script was never revised from 1983 when May 12 did indeed fall on a Thursday.
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Holly-Marie writes:
This was more than just a little slip-up because in the following scene when Sarah stamps her time card at work it reads "Pay Period ending 5/19/84."
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nomad762 writes:
I'm not sure this is actually a slip up. While the movie was filmed/released in 1984, I don't recall if the ever established that it took place in 1984. It very well could have been 1983 in the film. That would actually fit the "time line" with Terminator 2 better. T2 is established at the very beginning as taking place in 1994, and establishes that John is (supposed to be) 10 years old (despite the incredibly poor casting & story for a kid of that age). In order for John to have been born in 1984, he couldn't have been conceived in May 1984 . . . have to be '83.
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Rick writes:
The police officer may not have been frazzled by Reece after all. While it's true May 12, 1984 was Saturday, and the movie was released in 1984, it's possible that scene was filmed in 1983. In a normal year, May 12,1983 would have been a Friday, but because 1984 was a leap year, May 12, 1983 was in fact Thursday - possibly the day that scene was shot. Aloha, Rick
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The Briggster writes:
Not a slip-up- The cop has a crazy Mad man screaming at him for the date, and the cop does not want to die- He says the first thing in his mind-it was wrong-who cares? He does not want to die!
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