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2010 (1984)

A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

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Douglas Rain ...
HAL 9000 (voice)
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Caroline Floyd (as Madolyn Smith)
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Betty Fernandez, Bowman's Wife
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Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
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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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Is there life beyond the stars? [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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7 December 1984 (USA)  »

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2010: Odyssey Two  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,393,361, 11 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,200,000
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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When the derelict Discovery is first seen, it's tumbling dramatically end-over-end - this from the rotating crew deck's momentum having long since been conferred to the entire vessel. However, the ship is turning about the wrong axis. The crew deck, able to fit only in the rear half of the front sphere, can only then spin along the long axis of the craft. Thus, if that rotation is frozen, the ship must turn on that very same axis too... like a top. It would also spin very slowly, as the relatively small amount of rotational energy in the crew deck's mass would have been distributed over the enormity of the whole ship. That's similar to a figure skater, tucked tight in a fast spin, moving her arms out, proportionately slowing her speed. See more »

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When Curnow and Max enter the Discovery for the first time, the walls next to the pod bay doors are bare. Later on, the walls have several signs warning that the pod bay must be vented before the doors can open. See more »

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[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Referenced in Air Bud: Golden Receiver (1998) See more »

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ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
By Richard Strauss
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A much different movie than the first one.
16 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

The first movie in the series, 2001, was a very artistic piece that had only moments of dialogue in its more than two hours of film. 2010 appears nearly apologetic in comparison, explicating somewhat excruciatingly every nuance of the plot through the main character's supposed messages back to planet earth. All of the blurry details of 2001 are made crystal clear in this fashion. It is a very wordy movie.

Nevertheless, 2010 has images that can captivate audiences just as well as they did in 1984. Today's movie goers will notice slight glitches in the special effects as well as a couple of discontinuities. The movie also dates itself because the plot includes a lot of tension between the Americans and Russians.

Because 2001 was such a great movie, 2010 tends to pale in comparison. However, it is still a very good science fiction movie and it is worth viewing (but probably not buying).


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