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Arthur C. Clarke (novel)
Peter Hyams (screenplay)
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Release Date:
7 December 1984 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Something wonderful is about to happen [Australia Theatrical] See more »
Plot:
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Writer Arthur C. Clarke Dies at 90
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Been there, done that, didn't need the book. See more (225 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roy Scheider ... Dr. Heywood Floyd

John Lithgow ... Dr. Walter Curnow

Helen Mirren ... Tanya Kirbuk

Bob Balaban ... Dr. R. Chandra

Keir Dullea ... Dave Bowman
Douglas Rain ... HAL 9000 (voice)

Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Caroline Floyd (as Madolyn Smith)

Dana Elcar ... Dimitri Moisevitch

Taliesin Jaffe ... Christopher Floyd

James McEachin ... Victor Milson

Mary Jo Deschanel ... Betty Fernandez, Bowman's Wife

Elya Baskin ... Maxim Brajlovsky

Saveliy Kramarov ... Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
Oleg Rudnik ... Dr. Vasili Orlov

Natasha Shneider ... Irina Yakunina
Vladimir Skomarovsky ... Yuri Svetlanov
Victor Steinbach ... Mikolaj Ternovsky

Jan Tríska ... Alexander Kovalev

Larry Carroll ... Anchorman on TV
Herta Ware ... Jessie Bowman
Cheryl Carter ... Nurse
Ron Recasner ... Hospital Neurosurgeon
Robert Lesser ... Dr. Hirsch

Candice Bergen ... SAL 9000 (voice) (as Olga Mallsnerd)
Delana Michaels ... Commercial Announcer
Gene McGarr ... Commercial Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Arthur C. Clarke ... Man on Park Bench (uncredited)

Gary Lockwood ... Dr. Frank Poole (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Hyams 
 
Writing credits
Arthur C. Clarke (novel)

Peter Hyams (screenplay)

Produced by
Peter Hyams .... producer
Neil A. Machlis .... associate producer
Jonathan A. Zimbert .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Shire 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Hyams (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Mia Goldman 
James Mitchell 
 
Casting by
Penny Perry 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Set Decoration by
Rick Simpson 
 
Costume Design by
Patricia Norris 
 
Makeup Department
Vivian McAteer .... hair stylist
Michael Westmore .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Neil A. Machlis .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William S. Beasley .... first assistant director
Alan B. Curtiss .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Arthur Gelb .... graphics
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
Syd Mead .... visual futurist
Greg Papalia .... set designer
Gregory Pickrell .... set designer
Robert Van Dyke .... propmaker gangboss
Marty Wunderlich .... propmaster (as Martin Wunderlich)
Camille Abbott .... production illustrator (uncredited)
David B. Brenner .... set designer (uncredited)
Chris Courtois .... model maker (uncredited)
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack .... painter (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner .... concept designer (uncredited)
Mark Rich .... property master (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
Kandy Stern .... set designer (uncredited)
Tom von Badinski .... welder (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Richard L. Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Michael J. Benavente .... sound editor
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator (as Raul Bruce)
Gene S. Cantamessa .... production sound mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
James Christopher .... sound editor
Carlos Delarios .... re-recording mixer (as Carlos deLarios)
Donald Flick .... sound editor
Gil Haimsohn .... assistant sound editor
Warren Hamilton Jr. .... sound editor (as Warren Hamilton)
Michael J. Kohut .... re-recording mixer
Vince Melandri .... adr editor
Ray O'Reilly .... re-recording mixer
John Pospisil .... assistant sound editor
Aaron Rochin .... re-recording mixer
David E. Stone .... sound editor (as David Stone)
Dale Strumpell .... sound designer
Tim Mangini .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Dan Sharp .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Blitstein .... special effects assistant (as Dave Blitstein)
Andy Evans .... special effects assistant
Robert Harman .... flying supervisor
Henry Millar Jr. .... special effects supervisor (as Henry Millar)
William Guest .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Doug Hubbard .... special effects (uncredited)
Gene Young .... title animator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jon Alberti .... starchild personnel: Entertainment Effects Group
Yarek Alfer .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group (as Jarek Alfer)
Jill K. Allen .... production administration: Entertainment Effects Group (as Jill Allen)
Lance Anderson .... starchild personnel: Entertainment Effects Group
Larz Anderson .... effects technician: Entertainment Effects Group
Phil Barbero .... optical lineup: Entertainment Effects Group
David Beasley .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group
Jon Berg .... starchild personnel: Entertainment Effects Group
Gary D. Bierend .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group (as Gary Bierend)
Brent Boates .... artistic consultant: Entertainment Effects Group
Kris Brown .... software programmer: Entertainment Effects Group
Conrad Buff IV .... visual effects editor: Entertainment Effects Group (as Conrad Buff)
Laura Buff .... business manager: Entertainment Effects Group
Allen Cappuccilli .... production administration: Entertainment Effects Group
Robert Cole .... effects technician: Entertainment Effects Group (as Bob Cole)
Richard Coleman .... animator: Entertainment Effects Group
Randall William Cook .... stop motion: Entertainment Effects Group
Charles Cowles .... optical printer operator: Entertainment Effects Group (as Chuck Cowles)
Margaret Craig-Chang .... technical animator: Entertainment Effects Group
Tom Culnan .... starchild personnel: Entertainment Effects Group
Ken Dudderar .... cinetechnician: Entertainment Effects Group
Richard Edlund .... visual effects supervisor
Leslie Ekker .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group
Robert Eyslee .... gaffer: Entertainment Effects Group
John V. Fante .... camera operator: Entertainment Effects Group (as John Fante)
Gunnar Ferdinandsen .... starchild personnel: Entertainment Effects Group
Wendie Fischer .... technical animator: Entertainment Effects Group
Kento Gebo .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group (as Kent Gebo)
Adam Gelbart .... additional miniatures personnel: Entertainment Effects Group
Bruno George .... optical printer operator: Entertainment Effects Group
Pete Gerard .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group (as Bryson Gerard)
Ron Gress .... chief model painter: Entertainment Effects Group
Rhonda C. Gunner .... video playback coordinator: Video Image (as Rhonda Gunner)
David R. Hardberger .... motion control technician: Entertainment Effects Group (as David Hardberger)
Alan Harding .... assistant matte cameraman: Entertainment Effects Group
Leslie Hewitt .... accountant: Entertainment Effects Group (as Leslie Falkinburg)
Clark Higgins .... video systems: Entertainment Effects Group
Jack Hinkle .... assistant effects editor: Entertainment Effects Group
Richard E. Hollander .... video computer graphics: Video Image
Michael F. Hoover .... motion control computer operator
Michael F. Hoover .... motion control technician: Entertainment Effects Group (as Mike Hoover)
Michael Hosch .... starchild personnel: Entertainment Effects Group (as Mike Hosch)
John James .... effects project administrator (as John James Jr.)
Jamie Jardine .... production administration: Entertainment Effects Group
Jerry Jeffres .... electronics engineer: Entertainment Effects Group
George Jenson .... visual effects art director: Entertainment Effects Group
Robert L. Johnston .... miniature mechanical effects: Entertainment Effects Group (as Bob Johnston)
Michael Kelly .... production supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group
Robin Kolb .... effects technician: Entertainment Effects Group
Neil Krepela .... matte department supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group
John Lambert .... camera operator: Entertainment Effects Group
Michael Lawler .... camera operator: Entertainment Effects Group (as Mike Lawler)
Robin Dean Leyden .... electronics engineer: Entertainment Effects Group (as Robin Leyden)
Pete Martinez .... video technician: Video Image
Mary Mason .... production administration: Entertainment Effects Group
Mark Matthew .... cinetechnician: Entertainment Effects Group
Pat McClung .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group (as Patrick McClung)
Gregory L. McMurry .... video effects supervisor: Video Image (as Greg McMurry)
L. Mark Medernach .... production associate: Entertainment Effects Group
Dennis Michelson .... assistant effects editor: Entertainment Effects Group
Virgil Mirano .... still photographer: Entertainment Effects Group
Michele Moen .... matte artist: Entertainment Effects Group (as Michelle Moen)
Ronald B. Moore .... optical lineup: Entertainment Effects Group
Thaine Morris .... mechanical effects supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group
Bill Neil .... camera operator: Entertainment Effects Group
James Nelson .... production advisor: Entertainment Effects Group (as Jim Nelson)
Martin November .... assistant effects editor: Entertainment Effects Group (as Marty November)
Tom Pahk .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group (as Thomas Pahk)
Rebecca Petrullie .... technical animator: Entertainment Effects Group
Gary Platek .... special projects: Entertainment Effects Group
George Polkinghorne .... cinetechnician: Entertainment Effects Group
George Pryor .... additional miniatures personnel: Entertainment Effects Group
Samuel E. Recinos .... technical animator: Entertainment Effects Group (as Samuel Recinos)
Peggy Regan .... animator: Entertainment Effects Group
Robin Reilly .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group
Arthur F. Repola .... visual effects editor: Entertainment Effects Group (as Arthur Repola)
Pat Repola .... lab technician: Entertainment Effects Group
Pete Romano .... camera assistant: Entertainment Effects Group
Milius Romyn .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group
Dennis Schultz .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group
Jonathan Seay .... motion control technician: Entertainment Effects Group
Nick Seldon .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group (as Nicholas Seldon)
David Shwartz .... chief moldmaker: Entertainment Effects Group
Tom Silveroll .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group
Robert Spurlock .... key effects man: Entertainment Effects Group (as Bob Spurlock)
Mark Stetson .... model shop supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group
David K. Stewart .... director of photography: Entertainment Effects Group (as Dave Stewart)
Ken Swenson .... miniatures crew: Entertainment Effects Group
Annick Therrien .... technical animator: Entertainment Effects Group
Lynda Thompson .... production supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group
Eusebio Torres .... animator: Entertainment Effects Group
Patrick Van Auken .... key grip: Entertainment Effects Group (as Pat Van Auken)
Paul Van Camp .... software programmer: Entertainment Effects Group (as Paul Van Kamp)
Mark Vargo .... optical supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group
Garry Waller .... animation supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group
Mary E. Walter .... optical lineup: Entertainment Effects Group
John C. Wash .... computer graphics supervisor: Video Image
Mark West .... design engineer: Entertainment Effects Group
Jody Westheimer .... camera assistant: Entertainment Effects Group
Kayte Westheimer .... accountant: Entertainment Effects Group
Gene Whiteman .... chief engineer: Entertainment Effects Group
Robert Wilcox .... electronics engineer: Entertainment Effects Group (as Bob Wilcox)
Bess Wiley .... camera assistant: Entertainment Effects Group
Claire Wilson .... production accountant: Entertainment Effects Group
Robert Wilson .... additional miniatures personnel: Entertainment Effects Group (as Bob Wilson)
Terry Windell .... animation supervisor: Entertainment Effects Group
Matthew Yuricich .... chief matte artist: Entertainment Effects Group
Stuart Ziff .... starchild personnel: Entertainment Effects Group
Craig Caton .... creature crew (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... Vistavision scan plate cinematography: Kenimation/Digital Productions (uncredited)
Paul Huston .... concept artist (uncredited)
Sam Longoria .... assistant cameraman: Entertainment Effects Group (uncredited)
Sherry McKenna .... production executive (uncredited)
Juniko Moody .... visual effects (uncredited)
Kevin Rafferty .... digital effects supervisor (uncredited)
Jim Rygiel .... digital effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
M. James Arnett .... stunt coordinator
M. James Arnett .... stunts
Jim Burk .... stunts
James M. Halty .... stunts (as Jim Halty)
Robert Harman .... stunts
Freddie Hice .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts
Gary Morgan .... stunts
Mic Rodgers .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Baron .... chief lighting technician
Don E. FauntLeRoy .... assistant camera
Ralph Gerling .... camera operator (as Ralph R. Gerling)
Tom May .... key grip
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
D. Michael Wheeler .... second assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Kessler .... costumer: men (as Jim Kessler)
Nancy McArdle .... costume supervisor: women
Bruce Walkup .... costume supervisor: men
 
Editorial Department
Ross Albert .... associate editor
Joanna Cappuccilli Lovetti .... associate editor (as Joanna Cappuccilli)
Barbara Dunning .... first assistant editor
Gregory M. Gerlich .... assistant editor (as Greg Gerlich)
Craig Herring .... assistant editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
Ann Martin .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Mario Iscovich .... location manager
 
Music Department
Craig Huxley .... electronic music engineer
Craig Huxley .... electronic music performer
Craig Huxley .... electronic music producer
Craig Huxley .... orchestral music remixer
Craig Huxley .... synthesizer programmer
William Saracino .... music editor (as William J. Saracino)
David Shire .... conductor
David Shire .... electronic music producer
Aaron Rochin .... orchestral music recordist (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Randy Peters .... transportation coordinator
Candace Wells .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Barbara Allen .... secretary to producer
Katharine Ann Curtiss .... production coordinator
Elliot Fischoff .... marketing director
Steven Jongeward .... production associate
Don Levy .... unit publicist
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor
Jay Sweeney .... marine technical advisor (as Dr. Jay Sweeney)
Richard Terrile .... technical advisor (as Dr. Richard Terrile)
Steve Warner .... production controller
Linda Klein .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"2010: The Year We Make Contact" - USA (promotional title)
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Runtime:
116 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby (35 mm prints)
Certification:

Did You Know?

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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: It is stated in the movie that the monolith has dimensions 1-4-9. Its width to height ratio is indeed 4 to 9. However, the thickness is far less than one fourth of the width.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Dave Bowman:My God! It's full of stars!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Stargate SG-1: 2010 (#4.16)" (2001)See more »
Soundtrack:
LUX AETERNASee more »

FAQ

Is '2010' based on a book?
Does '2010' explain why HAL malfunctioned in '2001'?
How does the movie end?
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172 out of 257 people found the following review useful.
Been there, done that, didn't need the book., 27 June 1999
Author: Jim Trascapoulos from Hilversum, The Netherlands

It's definitely a division maker, a film that splits it's viewers down the middle. If you're a 2001 fan then you'll hate it - the sense of mystery and discovery is lost as events and motivations are layed-out and explained every step of the way. If you didn't like 2001, wondering aloud what the heck you just saw, I suggest you do see 2010 since you'll love the directness of the workmanlike treatment.

It's not a a put-down - it's just that the styles are so completely different that you have to consider the messenger as much as the message. 2001 was visionary in nearly every sense the word has -- it threw out the concept of the narrative (visual or otherwise) in an attempt to make you reach your own, personal conclusion of what happened. Rebirth? Ascension? Some Nietche-ish evolution to a "superman"? You tell me -- 2001 expects quite a lot from the viewer that 2010 would much rather even mention.

By comparison, 2010 is very much an old-fashioned Hollywood movie. It explains *everything*, step by step, and includes a Roy Scheider voice-over to help thread the small gaps in time between scenes together. The voice over is often beyond silly - it's in the lyric of a series of emails from Heywood to his wife who, it should be noted, is fearful for her husband's safety. Any spouse sitting through a reading of the atmosphere braking technique will probably not sleep for weeks. Any husband who could write that deserves a slap for scaring the beegeezus out of her.

2010 is not a strong film - frankly, it's quite derivative. It's visual sensibilities leech directly into "Alien" while inside the spacecraft (from the control buttons and displays on the Russian craft, to the lighting of the of EVA room as Baskin and Lithgow take their walk to Discovery, to the smoky "atmosphere" in the interiors when discussing the "troubles" at home). Outside, Hyams tries and is successful in the sense of scope and grandeur of space, and out pitiful size in relation to the course of the Universe. While he apes Kubrick, probably to establish a sense of continuity between the two films, he is at his best in the action scenes as the Leanov (sp?) enters Jupiter space. Either way, you watch this movie and get the feeling you've seen it all before.

To be fair, Scheider is very good in his role of Heywood Floyd, that is if you dismiss the style of the previous occupant of that role, William Sylvester, as only a Kubrick mannequin. Again, the camps are divided -- I believe I understand the tact Kubrick chose to take, the sense of human alienation and evolutionary boredom, and while 2010 puts "real people" in space and makes the voyage to the stars more human, this wasn't the goal of Kubrick. Kubrick wanted to show man at a spiritual, cultural and evolutionary dead-end, and so human reactions (like 2001's Bowman going after HAL) only escape from people as their vestiges of civilization fail them. Different approaches, different movies. So why compare them? Well, life's just not fair, now is it?

If you really don't need to compare the two, you can enjoy 2010. It's not a bad film, it just doesn't give much credit to the intelligence of the audience. That may not be a bad thing, so long as it's entertaining (insert Jim Carrey/Adam Sandler joke here) and 2010 can be entertaining at times. So long as you dismiss 2001 as a separate work of art.

If you have the time and the patience, see 2001 twice, giving yourself a week or two to let it all set in, and then remember that not everything in the Universe has added value by being strictly described.

Actually, whenever I watch 2010, I often wonder if Bob Balaban, hanging in HAL's memory center, is really as nauseous as he appears. And to the people who believe Kubrick was egotistical for destroying his sets, he did so because of what happened after Spartacus: Once production has ceased and the company left Italy, nearly every gladiator film of the '60 were shot on his old sets, some even coming out before Spartacus did.

Stanley Kubrick and Steve Reeves? Now THAT'S the ultimate trip...

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