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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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Douglas Rain ...
HAL 9000 (voice)
Madolyn Smith Osborne ...
Caroline Floyd (as Madolyn Smith)
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Taliesin Jaffe ...
James McEachin ...
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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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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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computer | monolith | year 2010 | stars | 2010s | See more »

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In the very near future a small group of Americans and Russians set out on the greatest adventure of them all... To see if there is life beyond the stars See more »

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Release Date:

7 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2010: Odyssey Two  »

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 1,727,340 (Sweden)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the products, organizations, and locations in the film no longer exist at the time of the film's events. For example, as of the events of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (let alone 2010 (1984)) Pan Am Airlines had gone out of business. The Soviet Union, and along with it, the Soviet Air Force, of which Kirbuk was a member, and the Communist version of Pravda magazine had all ceased to exist by 1991. Also, by 2008, The Houston Astrodome and the original Yankee Stadium, both referenced for their stadium hot dogs, no longer hosted sporting events. 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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Referenced in Event Horizon (1997) See more »

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LUX AETERNA
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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Fine film.
14 June 2000 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The reactions to this film sum up a problem of perception that many film buffs seem to have. To such people, Kubrick was a genius. Kubrick made 2001. 2001 is a *Kubrick* story. Therefore 2010 is by definition a presumptuous attempt to explain what Kubrick deliberately left unsaid. etc. etc.

Sorry, 2001 is an *Arthur C Clarke* story. He wrote a sequel to his own story, called it "2010" and *he* explained what Kubrick left unsaid. I'd say he had a right. Then someone buys the film rights and produces a fine movie from it.

And it *is* a fine movie. Intelligence far in excess of the usual Hollywood SciFi garbage (Independence Day or Starship Troopers anyone?).

The scenes with Keir Dullea were far more chilling than anything in the original.

Arteur theory is still alive and well, I see.


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