Movie Locations – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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“Terminator 2 – Judgment Day” might be the best movie sequel of all time. It’s a fantastic action movie, which has been one of my favorite movies since it’s arrival in 1991. It’s also one of the first movies to make the use of CGI, which still holds up great. Most of the movie has been shot in Hollywood, Los Angeles, – and many of the locations are still worth visiting. We’re now in the centre of Los Angeles, and it’s here some of the first scenes of Terminator 2 were been shot It’s here that the T-1000 appears. A fence was right here, and it’s here the T-1000 appears. And then the police officer notices the fence. Unfortunately you can’t find the place where Arnold appears. The bar has since been demolished. We’ve arrived in this nice neighborhood, and it’s over there that John Connor lives with his foster parents. It’s also from here that he leaves on his bike with his friend, and head off to the mall on this road. We’ve arrived at the mall where John is inside the Galleria, and he’s parked somewhere around here. And after that he gets chased by the T-1000, and flees on his bike. Unfortunately it’s hard to recognize the location, because the mall has changed a lot over the last 23 years. But fortunately you can recognize the mountains in the bagground. Right beside me is the the viaduct where John drives on the bike and gets chased by the T-1000. It’s also where one of the biggest action sequences of the movie takes place, – when the T-1000 drives through the railing in a truck, followed by the terminator on a Harley Davidson. Unfortunately it’s prohibited to enter the viaduct as you can see. We also heard from residents in the area, that there’s a problem with people frequently car racing in the viaduct. On my left is the Asylum where Sarah Connor is hospitalized in the movie. Unfortunately we aren’t getting any closer than this. It’s a little hard to recognize the building, because everything has grown around it. As you can see there a big hedge that makes it hard looking inside, – and the parking lot and the watch tower are all gone. And for some reason there’s now a football field in there. I don’t know what kind of place it is. It’s not an asylum anymore, and called Phoenix House Academy, – whatever it is. One of the biggest climaxes in the movie, is when they have to break into Cyberdyne and destroy their research. The police arrives, and all hell breaks loose. “Terminator 2” has been shot in the surroundings of Hollywood, Los Angeles, – but the Cyberdyne building is in San Fransico, which is a six hour drive from Hollywood. So unfortunately I didn’t make it all the way over there, – but the building is still there, and can be seen by any “Terminator” fan.


64 Comments

EdgardoArana · July 22, 2015 at 7:15 am

Awesome!

EdgardoArana · July 22, 2015 at 7:19 am

Awesome video man!!!! Made me feel all nostalgic. I lived in the valley, and there's also a scene where Arnold pulls over the on the Harley and talks to John in a Alley. It's near my old place. Closest cross streets are Roscoe and Van Nuys. But more accurate is Lennox and Roscoe , south of Lennox is were you'll find the alley way. And up that alley is also where John Conner and his friend go to a atm and get that cash for the arcade. Also Roscoe and Van Nuys, east of Van Nuys across a Pollo Loco….the bank is AAA urgent care.

Joshua Yedra · August 12, 2015 at 4:16 am

the Phoenix house is a rehab now

Juancho Corleone · August 29, 2015 at 3:38 am

Are you German?

Juhuulius · February 11, 2016 at 7:07 pm

Pisse god video det er så godt lavet!

Frankie D · February 20, 2016 at 8:16 am

The Northern California shoot was in Fremont not San Francisco…I was one of the SWAT cops that entered the lobby of Cyberdyne….it was a blast being in that movie…got $100 a day and they fed us well! Thanks for the memories.

k re · March 1, 2016 at 5:39 pm

Good video, just stumbled across your channel and look forward to watching your videos.

Diario de un Viajero · March 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm

Great video of a great film.

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Utrekz · June 1, 2016 at 6:31 pm

You should of knocked on the door and said. Are you the legal guardian of John Connor?

DiamondDead · June 4, 2016 at 1:26 am

Great location tour. Thanks a lot for sharing ^^

Spartan John · June 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm

Do yogoing to u have a list of the addresses of the locations? I'm Los Angles and San Fransisco soon and I want to see all the film locations.

Tobias Bäckström · July 7, 2016 at 12:37 am

Jättebra visat på områdena där filmen spelades in!!

Moe Whitfield · August 24, 2016 at 1:54 am

you should of spoken english. moving on to another video.

JB_XYZ · August 29, 2016 at 2:47 am

the movie is 25 years old

FBI · September 4, 2016 at 4:16 pm

Ærgerligt at det ikke var John cena der var hovedrolle 😂

Shyam M · October 12, 2016 at 7:48 am

This video is one of the Best Tribute to "T2" , depicting its greatness once again by making us remember the locations even after 25 years of its filming.

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Steve's knives & hikes! · April 5, 2017 at 1:57 am

this is an awesome video! I've always wondered where some of these places, especially the truck/crash through viaduct scene took place!! thanks for doing this video

CervezaDeManteca · April 25, 2017 at 12:16 am

Why now the streets looks shiti?

AHMET AKINCI · May 13, 2017 at 7:12 pm

Great location tour. I really enjoyed it. Thanks a lot for sharing it.

only 4 views · June 4, 2017 at 10:28 am

Thats where he drives over the viaduct and onto the ravine(?) I dont know what you call it. But where does the truck crash with arnold and the boy on the same bike?

Steph PENNELLA Foto · June 11, 2017 at 7:10 pm

Fantastic!

ähvettefan · July 29, 2017 at 8:50 pm

1:22 There are probably a lot of similar houses in L.A so it's difficult to know exactly which house it is.

K H · August 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm

Super video

thomas windfeld · September 1, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Cool 🙂

luiskadosmil · February 28, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Excelente trabajo, muchas gracias.

Boston Moha · March 19, 2018 at 8:25 pm

Is he talking danish language? Or Germans don't get it please help?🙏

Roberto Borgen · March 28, 2018 at 9:56 am

Pheonix Academy er et rehabiliterings center for eks. stofmisbrugere og generel psykiatri behandling. Det forklarer hvorfor de ikke vil have man bare kommer brasende ind. Det har i øvrigt stadigt en psykiatrisk afdeling. Det skulle have specielle programmer for unge så det forklare de har sportsareal udenfor. Det skulle være non-profit og leve af donationer, så de kan fint give mening de har fået penge ind ved at udlåne lokaler til filmen, det skulle have eksisteret i mere end 50 år, ved dog ikke om det er på den samme adresse.