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TERMINATOR 2:
JUDGMENT DAY

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Fremont, Alameda County: Lam Research Building, 47131 Bayside Parkway.


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Filming Locations —

Desert Center, Riverside County: The post-apocalyptic battle scenes were filmed at the former mining facility at Kaiser Eagle Mountain.

El Mirage, San Bernardino County: El Mirage Dry Lake.

Fontana, San Bernardino County: The finale was filmed at California Steel Industries' Bop Shop which has since been demolished.

Long Beach, Los Angeles County.

Downtown L.A., Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: 6th Street Bridge. Elysian Park.

Malibu, Los Angeles County: Miles Dyson's house.

Northridge, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Northridge Fashion Center, 9301 Tampa Avenue.

Reseda, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: ATM scene.

Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County.

Santa Monica, Los Angeles County: Parts of the mall scenes (the arcade, back hallways, and crashing through the window) were filmed at Santa Monica Place at 4th Street & Colorado Avenue.

Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Sherman Oaks Galleria.

Sun Valley, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County.

Sylmar, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: The Lakeview Terrace Medical Center was used in the Pescadero State Hospital, parking lot, and biker bar scenes.

Wilmington, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County: Terminal Island Freeway, State Route 47 / 103 was the site of the helicopter and tanker truck crashes.

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The Cyberdyne Systems building was filmed at the Lam Research Building, 47131 Bayside Parkway, Fremont.
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The building, still brand-new and unused several years after it was built, was actually only two stories tall, but over the course of 4-6 weeks of construction, the film crew added a glass façade for a third story, not to mention the interior sets too.
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The movie's Location Scouts couldn't find any Los Angeles buildings that could be blown up, so the search was expanded to the San Francisco Bay Area. Joe O'Kane of the San José Film Commission helped find five possible buildings in San José and this one in Fremont which was actually chosen. Even though Fremont isn't even in Santa Clara County, O'Kane continued to help the film crew. Consequently, the credits cite San José as a filming location even though no photography was done there.
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The crew filmed here for three weeks, mostly at night, so they needed to buy out an entire nearby hotel to keep from disrupting anybody. Also, the fires and exploding cars in the parking got so hot that the tarmac melted and needed replacing!
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The pyrotechnic damage to the building also needed restoring, including all the expensive thick glass walls which were replaced.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
CAST: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong, Robert Patrick, Joe Morton, Earl Boen, Jenette Goldstein, Xander Berkeley, Gwenda Deacon, Don Stanton, Dan Stanton, Nikki Cox....
WRITER: James Cameron, William Wisher Jr.
PRODUCER: Stephanie Austin, James Cameron, Gale Anne Hurd, Mario Kassar, B.J. Rack
DIRECTOR: James Cameron
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Joseph C. Nemec III
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Adam Greenberg
EDITOR: Conrad Buff IV, Dody Dorn, Mark Goldblatt, Richard A. Harris
LOCATIONS DEPARTMENT: Richard Klotz, Jim Morris, Stephen C. Dawson, Robert Foulkes, Marc Cohen

TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY
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