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2010 (1984)

PG  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  7 December 1984 (USA)
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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Rain ...
HAL 9000 (voice)
Caroline Floyd (as Madolyn Smith)
Betty Fernandez, Bowman's Wife
Maxim Brajlovsky
Saveliy Kramarov ...
Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
Oleg Rudnik ...
Natasha Shneider ...
Irina Yakunina


In this sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey, a joint American- Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to discover what went wrong with the U.S.S. Discovery against a backdrop of growing global tensions. Among the mysteries the expedition must explain are the appearance of a huge black monolith in Jupiter's orbit and the fate of H.A.L., the Discovery's sentient computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. Written by Keith Loh <>

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The year we make contact. See more »


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Release Date:

7 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2010: Odyssey Two  »

Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)


SEK 1,727,340 (Sweden)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In the first shot of the Leonov's interior, the camera opens on a closeup of a computer monitor in sickbay. Below the monitor is a decal with several lines of English text, which were part of the zero-gravity toilet instructions from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »


It is stated in the movie that the monolith has dimensions 1-4-9. Its width to height ratio is indeed 4 to 9. However, the thickness is far less than one fourth of the width. See more »


[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Referenced in Nostalgia.exe (2014) See more »


By György Ligeti
Performed by the North German Radio Chorus
Conducted by Helmut Franz
Courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon
A division of PolyGram Classics
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Actually, it's very good!
23 July 2003 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Of course it comes nowhere close to the brilliance of "2001: A Space Odyssey", but I don't think that ever was the makers intension. I believe that "2010" was made to tie up the loose ends and answer some of the questions that "2001: A Space Odyssey" left.

While "2001: A Space Odyssey" was more a visual movie, "2010" actually has many dialog but that doesn't mean that the movie isn't visually spectacular. The sets look beautiful and the special effects also have improved a lot.

The story is easier to follow and therefor the movie is more better to watch for a wider range of people then "2001: A space Odyssey" was. And I even think that this movie is pleasant to watch even if you haven't seen "2001: A Space Odyssey". luckily HAL is still scary even though his role is smaller in this one. And the space walk is actually still one of my favorite moments in cinema history!

The performances by the actors are good, and the tension and relation between the Americans and Russians is done very well.

Although not as brilliant, easier to watch as "2001: A Space Odyssey"


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