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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 <loh@sfu.ca>

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Release Date:

7 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2010: Odyssey Two  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)


SEK 1,727,340 (Sweden)

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During the conversation between Floyd with Moisevitch (Dana Elcar) Floyd mentions wrongly the spaceship Titov, renamed as Aleksei Leonov "because the other name wasn't so popular", in Moisevitch's words. German Titov was a Russian cosmonaut who traveled in the spacecraft Vostok 2 in 1961, giving a complete turn around the Earth. See more »


When rebooting the HAL-9000 voice logic circuits, Dr. Chandra's keystrokes do not match what shows up on the screen. He is actually typing the word "continue" when he should be typing "tomorrow" (the word "continue" was already done). See more »


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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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