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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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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
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Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
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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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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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7 December 1984 (USA)  »

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2010: Odyssey Two  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Helen Mirren's Character is Tanya Kirbuk, her last name is a backwards representation of "Kubrick". Stanley Kubrick directed 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). In the novel, her last name is Orlova and she is married to Vasili Orlov. See more »

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Near the end of '2001' when Dave is disconnecting HAL, the video comes on inside HAL with Dr Floyd explaining that only HAL knew about the monolith on the moon. Yet in this film, Dr Floyd (Roy Scheider) himself denies having done that, or even knowing about it. See more »

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[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Featured in 2010: The Odyssey Continues (1984) 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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A superb piece of film-making
8 August 1999 | by (Oldham, England) – See all my reviews

When I saw 2001, I thought how brilliant a piece of film it turned out to be. Many people could not understand the meaning of the Monolith, but its meaning became clear in this sequal 2010. The acting is first rate throughout, with superb casting and Roy Scheider in one of his best films since Jaws.

The atmosphere generated by both films (more so, this one) is down to the excellent writing behind them. Arthur C.Clarke had a vision of a future and although he admits being 100 years out (talking today) there will be a time when computers like the HAL 9000 and expeditions into space take place just like in the films.

I only hope that sometime in the future, the two novels 2060 and 3001 will make it from paper to film.

I recommend this film to anyone, it is enjoyable for all the family.


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