The Terminator (1984) Poster

Earl Boen: Dr. Peter Silberman



  • Dr. Peter Silberman : Why didn't you bring any weapons, something more advanced? Don't you have, uh... ray guns? Show me a piece of future technology.

    Detective Hal Vukovich : [watching from a monitor,chuckling]  Ray guns?

    Kyle Reese : You go naked. Something about the field generated by a living organism. Nothing dead will go.

    Dr. Peter Silberman : Why?

    Kyle Reese : I didn't build the fucking thing!

    Dr. Peter Silberman : Okay, okay. But this cyborg, if it's metal...

    Kyle Reese : Surrounded by living tissue!

    Dr. Peter Silberman : Oh, right, right.

    Dr. Peter Silberman : [shuts off the VCR screen on which the police and Sarah have been watching the interview]  This is great stuff. I could make a career out of this guy! You see how clever his part is? How it doesn't require a shred of proof? Most paranoid delusions are intricate, but this is brilliant!

    Dr. Peter Silberman : Why were the other two women killed?

    Kyle Reese : Most of the records were lost in the war. Skynet knew almost nothing about Connor's mother. Her full name, where she lived. They just knew the city. The Terminator was just being systematic.

    Dr. Peter Silberman : Uh-huh. Well, let's go back to what I was...

    Kyle Reese : [interrupts]  Look! You have heard enough! I have answered your questions! Now, I have to see Sarah Connor!

    Dr. Peter Silberman : I'm afraid that's not up to me.

    Kyle Reese : Then why am I talking to you? Who is in authority here?

    Dr. Peter Silberman : Please, I...

    Kyle Reese : [interrupts again]  Shut up!

    [He glares into the camera] 

    Kyle Reese : You still don't get it, do you? He'll find her! That's what he does! That's ALL he does! You can't stop him! He'll wade through you, reach down her throat and pull her fuckin' heart out!

  • Dr. Peter Silberman : [in a interrogation room inside the police station]  Why this elaborate scheme with the Terminator?

    Kyle Reese : It had no choice. Their defense grid was smashed. We'd won. Taking out Connor then would make no difference. Skynet had to wipe out his entire existence!

    Dr. Peter Silberman : Is that when you captured the lab complex and found the, uh, what was it called... the time displacement equipment?

    Kyle Reese : That's right. The Terminator had already gone through. Connor sent me to intercept him and they blew the whole place.

    Dr. Peter Silberman : Well, how are you supposed to get back?

    Kyle Reese : I can't. Nobody goes home. Nobody else comes through. It's just him - and me.

  • Sarah Connor : [in a room inside the police station, while sitting on a couch]  So Reese is crazy?

    Dr. Peter Silberman : In technical terminology: he's a loon.

    Lieutenant Ed Traxler : [shows a bullet-proof vest]  Sarah, this is what they call body armor. Our tac guys wear these. It can stop a 12-gauge round. This other individual must have been wearing one under his coat. Feel that. Go ahead.

    Sarah Connor : [handed the vest, she feels it]  What about when he punched through the windshield?

    Detective Hal Vukovich : He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand and wouldn't feel it for hours. There was this guy once, you see this scar?

    [Traxler interrupts him by handing him back the vest] 

    Detective Hal Vukovich : Thank you.

  • Sarah Connor : [sitting on a couch in a room inside the police station]  You're a doctor?

    Dr. Peter Silberman : [yawning]  Criminal psychologist.

    Sarah Connor : Is Reese crazy?

    Dr. Peter Silberman : Well, that's what we're gonna find out.

    [clicks his pen] 

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