The tanker explodes causing a lot of damage in this street. Today, you can find the exact spot of this scene because the red brick walls at the heigh wheret the tractor-trailer goes up in smoke are very recognizable. The Terminator filming took place from March to June 1984 after that of Conan the Destroyer in which Arnold Schwarzenegger had the lead role. The film by Richard Fleischer got behind by nine months, obliging James Cameron’s teams to postpone Terminator by as much.
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