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2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

2010 (original title)
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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Maxim Brajlovsky
Saveliy Kramarov ...
Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
Oleg Rudnik ...
Natasha Shneider ...
Irina Yakunina
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Storyline

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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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The pod that Max takes for his ride to the Monolith has a Russian word "GRAMPI" written on it. This word is a Russian transliteration of the English word "GRUMPY". In Russian the correct word would be "SERDITY". (However, the character of Grumpy in the Russian translation of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) was named "BORCHUN"). See more »

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Near the end of the film, Dave asks HAL to point the AE35 antenna towards earth. HAL tells him that this will prevent him from communicating with the Leonov. The external shot which follows shows the AE35 moving, yet it starts off pointing downwards, not towards the Leonov.

However, the AE35 is intended for long range communication, and would be needed once the Leonov moved away into trajectory toward Earth. That trajectory would be a long curve away from Jupiter, to meet Earth in a later part of its orbit. So the antenna would be able to transmit toward either, but not both. Earth would have better instruments than Leonov, for monitoring events. See more »

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[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Watch this movie if you want to understand the previous one a little bit better
27 January 2002 | by (Antwerp, Belgium) – See all my reviews

I never knew a sequel was made of "2001: A space odyssey" until a few months ago. When I finally had watched this film, I understood why. "2010" is anything but a bad movie, but it doesn't offer the same remarkable innovation its predecessor did. Nevertheless, this film has some great special effects which are, just like "2001", way ahead of its time. Watching this film, it's hard to believe that it's already more than 15 years old! Because this film sets off immediately where the previous one ended, you're involved the second you start watching! As a result of this, "2010" sheds some serious light on many unanswered questions of "2001: A space odyssey". This alone makes the story of "2010" very appealing, because one wants to know the true meaning behind the mysterious monolith.

The only let down of the film is that the characters are quite thin and the acting isn't always very convincing. Add to that one or two scenes that can be a bit monotonous and you know why I think "2010" is not as good as "2001".

Even so "2010" is worth-watching thanks to breathtaking special effects and a storyline that'll make the previous movie a little bit more understandable.


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