Teaching the essentials to your children is key to being a great parent. Most teach kids how to brush their teeth, clean up their rooms and drive a car. Some might even go so far as to teach their children sound financial planning and how to do their taxes. But it takes an exceptional parent to prepare her child for nuclear holocaust and the eventual enslavement of humanity to hyper-intelligent machines. Sarah Connor, played by Linda Hamilton in James Cameron's films, is such a mother. And because she went the extra mile, she's one of the best moms ever in film.
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