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2001: A Space Odyssey ()


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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer HAL 9000, sets off on a quest.

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Dr. Dave Bowman
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Dr. Frank Poole
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Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
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Moon-Watcher
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Dr. Andrei Smyslov
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Elena
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Dr. Ralph Halvorsen
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Dr. Bill Michaels
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HAL 9000 (voice)
Frank Miller ...
Mission Controller (voice)
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Astronaut
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Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain (as Edward Bishop)
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Astronaut
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Poole's Father
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Poole's Mother
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Aries-1B Stewardess
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Stewardess
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Stewardess
Mike Lovell ...
Astronaut
John Ashley ...
Ape
Jimmy Bell ...
Ape
David Charkham ...
Ape
Simon Davis ...
Ape
Jonathan Daw ...
Ape
Péter Delmár ...
Ape (as Peter Delmar)
Terry Duggan ...
Ape Attacked by Leopard
David Fleetwood ...
Ape
Danny Grover ...
Ape
Brian Hawley ...
Ape
David Hines ...
Ape
Tony Jackson ...
Ape
John Jordan ...
Ape
Scott MacKee ...
Ape (as Scott Mackee)
Laurence Marchant ...
Ape
Darryl Paes ...
Ape
Joe Refalo ...
Ape
Andy Wallace ...
Ape
Bob Wilyman ...
Ape
Richard Woods ...
Ape Killed by Moon-Watcher (as Richard Wood)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Amor ...
Interviewer (uncredited)
S. Newton Anderson ...
Young Man (uncredited)
Ann Barrass ...
Stewardess on Space Station (uncredited)
Sheraton Blount ...
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Ann Bormann ...
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John Clifford ...
TMA-1 Site Technician #2 (uncredited)
Harold Coyne ...
Military Officer at Clavius Meeting (uncredited)
Julie Croft ...
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Moonwalker (uncredited)
Penny Francis ...
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Judy Keirn ...
Voice Print Identification Girl (uncredited)
Kenneth Kendall ...
BBC-12 Announcer (uncredited)
Vivian Kubrick ...
Squirt - Floyd's Daughter (uncredited)
Roy Lansford ...
Scientist at TMA-1 Briefing (uncredited)
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Hostess in Elevator (uncredited)
Marcella Markham ...
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Irena Marr ...
Russian Scientist (uncredited)
Krystyna Marr ...
Russian Scientist (uncredited)
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Receptionist (uncredited)
Kim Neil ...
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Jane Pearl ...
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Penny Pearl ...
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V. F. Kaminsky (uncredited)
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Miller (uncredited)
John Swindells ...
TMA-1 Site Technician #1 (uncredited)
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TMA-1 Site Photographer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stanley Kubrick

Written by

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Stanley Kubrick ... (screenplay) and
Arthur C. Clarke ... (screenplay)
 
Arthur C. Clarke ... (short story "The Sentinel") (uncredited)

Produced by

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Stanley Kubrick ... producer
Victor Lyndon ... associate producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Geoffrey Unsworth ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Ray Lovejoy ... film editor

Editorial Department

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David de Wilde ... editorial assistant (as David De Wilde)
Stewart Brown ... color consultant: Technicolor (uncredited)
John Grover ... first assistant editor (uncredited)
Doug Haig ... color consultant: Technicolor (uncredited)
Harry V. Jones ... color timer (uncredited)
Bob Mullen ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Gary Shepherd ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Alice Yendell ... negative cutter (uncredited)

Casting By

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James Liggat ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Ernest Archer
Harry Lange
Anthony Masters ... (as Tony Masters)

Art Direction by

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John Hoesli

Set Decoration by

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Robert Cartwright ... (uncredited)

Makeup Department

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Stuart Freeborn ... makeup
Colin Arthur ... special effects makeup artist (uncredited) (ape masks)
Carol Beckett ... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Graham Freeborn ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kay Freeborn ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Alice Holmes ... key hair stylist (uncredited)
Leonard ... ape suits consultant (uncredited)
Richard Mills ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Charles E. Parker ... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Mibs Parker ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Hugh Richards ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Muriel Rickaby ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Daphne Vollmer ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Ronnie Bear ... post-production manager (uncredited)
Clifton Brandon ... production manager (uncredited)
Eddie Frewin ... unit production manager (uncredited)
Robert Watts ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Derek Cracknell ... first assistant director
Richard Hoult ... third assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Brian Ackland-Snow ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Martin Atkinson ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Frank Bruton ... property master (uncredited)
Wally Bull ... master plasterer (uncredited)
Chris Burke ... stand-by painter (uncredited)
R. Burton ... engineering draughtsman (uncredited)
Roy Cannon ... stand-by props (uncredited)
Roy Carnon ... scientific design specialist (uncredited)
Reg Carter ... stand-by carpenter (uncredited)
Peter Childs ... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Fenner ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Alan Fraiser ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Dick Frift ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Anna Garrett ... art department typist (uncredited)
Henry Gomez ... stand-by plasterer (uncredited)
John Graysmark ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Les Hillman ... moon construction engineer (uncredited)
Jack Holden ... set dresser (uncredited)
James Holmes ... stand-by stagehand (uncredited)
Tommy Ibbetson ... stand-by props (uncredited)
Bill Isaacs ... production buyer (uncredited)
P. Jarratt ... engineering draughtsman (uncredited)
Theresa Kendall ... art department secretary (uncredited)
Christiane Kubrick ... concept artist (uncredited)
Phil Lanning ... stand-by props (uncredited)
Malcolm Legge ... stagehand carpenter (uncredited)
Robert McCall ... conceptual designer (uncredited)
Jumbo Miall ... drapes (uncredited)
Liz Moore ... designer: Star Child (uncredited)
Olivier Mourgue ... interior designer: Discovery (uncredited)
Bob Nadkarni ... sculptor (uncredited)
Stan Odgen ... plasterer's laborer (uncredited)
Charlie Parfitt ... fibrous plasterer (uncredited)
G. Payne ... moon construction engineer (uncredited)
Anthony Pratt ... sketch artist (uncredited)
Tony Reading ... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Rose ... technical illustrator (uncredited)
John Siddall ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Wallis Smith ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Penny Struthers ... art department assistant (uncredited)
Alan Tomkins ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Gus Walker ... TMA-1 construction manager (uncredited)
Frank Willson ... draughtsman (uncredited)
John Young ... technical illustrator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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H.L. Bird ... sound mixer
Winston Ryder ... sound editor
J.B. Smith ... chief dubbing mixer
A.W. Watkins ... sound supervisor
Bill Cook ... boom operator (uncredited)
Robin Gregory ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Ernie Grimsdale ... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
Michael Hickey ... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist: restorated version (uncredited)
Neil Stevenson ... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Malcolm Stewart ... sound designer (uncredited)
John Streeter ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Don Wortham ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Ron Ballanger ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Les Bowie ... special effects additional supervisor (uncredited)
Colin Brewer ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Ted Creed ... special effects engineer (uncredited)
Bob Cuff ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Roger Dicken ... special effects artwork (uncredited)
Wally Gentleman ... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Jimmy Harris ... special effects (uncredited)
Fred Heather ... special effects (uncredited)
Graham Hooper ... special effects stills printer (uncredited)
Garth Inns ... special effects (uncredited)
Brian Johnson ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Valerie Kent ... special effects department secretary (uncredited)
Antonio Margheriti ... special effects (uncredited)
Dan McGowen ... special effects stills printer (uncredited)
Michael Mott ... fabricator (uncredited)
Curly Nelhams ... special effects (uncredited)
Hilary Ann Pickburn ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
George Pollack ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
George Pollock ... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Douglas Potts ... special effects model maker (uncredited)
Joy Seddon ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Charles Staffell ... special effects additional supervisor (uncredited)
Delia Tindall ... special effects department secretary (uncredited)
Tori Traynor ... special effects runner (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward ... special effects (uncredited)
Tom Welford ... special effects maintenance (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Colin Cantwell ... special photographic effects (as Colin J. Cantwell)
Tom Howard ... special photographic effects supervisor
Stanley Kubrick ... special photographic effects designer / special photographic effects director
Bryan Loftus ... special photographic effects
Bruce Logan ... special photographic effects
John Jack Malick ... special photographic effects
Frederick Martin ... special photographic effects
David Osborne ... special photographic effects
Con Pederson ... special photographic effects supervisor
Douglas Trumbull ... special photographic effects supervisor
Wally Veevers ... special photographic effects supervisor
Herbert Bailey ... blob artist (uncredited)
Brian Bennett ... visual effects floor camera department (uncredited)
Peter Biggs ... blob artist (uncredited)
Martin Body ... camera assistant (uncredited) / visual effects floor camera department (uncredited)
Jim Budd ... matte camera printer (uncredited)
Joy Cuff ... model maker (uncredited)
William C. Davies ... airbrush artist (uncredited)
Jim Dickson ... technical animation specialist (uncredited)
Linwood G. Dunn ... background plates (uncredited)
Bernard Ford ... visual effects floor camera department (uncredited)
Jenny Foster ... blob artist (uncredited)
John Gant ... blob artist (uncredited)
Edward Gerald ... animation stand (uncredited)
Martin Goldsmith ... animation stand (uncredited)
Caird Green ... blob artist (uncredited)
Ann Griffiths ... blob artist (uncredited)
Fran Guye ... blob artist (uncredited)
Denis Hall ... rostrum cameraman (uncredited)
Peter Harman ... visual effects floor camera department (uncredited)
Paul Haywood ... blob artist (uncredited)
Graham Hooper ... visual effects stills printer (uncredited)
John Horton ... blob artist (uncredited)
Tom Howard ... front projection supervisor (uncredited)
Jeremy Hume ... matte artist (uncredited)
Malcolm Kafetz ... optical special properties (uncredited)
Sarah Katz ... blob artist (uncredited)
Martin Kelly ... camera operator: visual effects unit (uncredited)
Trevor Lawrence ... airbrush artist (uncredited)
Alf Levy ... airbrush artist (uncredited)
Bruce Logan ... animation artist (uncredited)
John Mackey ... miniatures camera (uncredited)
Robin McDonnell ... second visual effects assistant editor (uncredited)
Dan McGowen ... visual effects stills printer (uncredited)
Bob Nadkarni ... blob artist (uncredited)
Roy Naisbitt ... animation artist (uncredited)
David Osborne ... director of photography: visual effects unit (uncredited)
Terry Pearce ... visual effects floor camera department (uncredited)
Zoran Perisic ... animation stand (uncredited)
David Peterson ... blob artist (uncredited)
Catherine Philby ... blob artist (uncredited)
William Plampton ... blob artist (uncredited)
Douglas Potts ... model maker (uncredited)
Hapugoda Premaratne ... blob artist (uncredited)
Hilary Randall ... blob artist (uncredited)
Bob Rickerd ... visual effects floor camera department (uncredited)
Livia Rolandini ... blob artist (uncredited)
Clive Sheperd ... blob supervisor (uncredited)
James Simpson ... blob artist (uncredited)
Gary Sinclair ... blob artist (uncredited)
Jaiseet Singh ... animation stand (uncredited)
Dennis Smith ... blob artist (uncredited)
Jack Spooner ... matte camera printer (uncredited)
Charles Staffell ... back projection supervisor (uncredited)
Phil Stokes ... miniatures assistant (uncredited)
David Temple ... blob artist (uncredited)
Roger Turner ... blob artist (uncredited)
Nigel Walter ... blob artist (uncredited)
David Watkins ... blob artist (uncredited)
James Wilkins ... blob artist (uncredited)
Brian Wilsher ... blob artist (uncredited)
Ron Wooster ... matte camera printer (uncredited)
Richard Yuricich ... additional matte photography (uncredited)

Stunts

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Brian Chutter ... stunt double (uncredited)
Bobby Clark ... stunts (uncredited)
Robin Dawson-Whisker ... stunt double (uncredited)
John Francis ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Gerry Judge ... stunt double (uncredited)
Eddie Milburn ... stunt double (uncredited)
Tom Sheppard ... stunt double (uncredited)
Bill Weston ... stunt double: Keir Dullea (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Alcott ... additional photography
Kelvin Pike ... camera operator
George Watts ... camera assistant
Kevin Bray ... still photographer (uncredited)
Don Budge ... grip (uncredited)
David Cadwallader ... grip (uncredited)
John Campbell ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Robert Gaffney ... director of photography: Monument Valley (uncredited)
Norman Godden ... camera maintenance (uncredited)
Peter Hannan ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Cedric James ... second camera assistant (uncredited)
John Jay ... still photographer (uncredited)
Bill Jeffrey ... chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Douglas Kirkland ... special still photographer (uncredited)
Bryan Loftus ... focus puller (uncredited)
Peter MacDonald ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Barry Miller ... electrician (uncredited)
Jed Murphy ... electrician (uncredited)
David Osborne ... focus puller (uncredited)
Alec Paterson ... electrician (uncredited)
Terry Pearce ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Jerry Sandler ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Graham Scaife ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Gilbert Taylor ... additional photographer (uncredited)
George Walker ... assistant chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael Wilson ... additional photographer (uncredited)
Ken Worringham ... camera operator (uncredited)
David Wynn-Jones ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Hardy Amies ... wardrobe
David Baker ... assistant wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Mary Gibson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Duncan McPhee ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Eileen Sullivan ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
John Wilson-Apperson ... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)

Location Management

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Jack Stephens ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Aram Khachaturyan ... music by (as Aram Khatchaturian)
György Ligeti ... music by
Johann Strauss ... music by (as Johann Strauß)
Richard Strauss ... music by
Patrick Moore ... musical consultant (uncredited)
Frank J. Urioste ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Terry Brown ... driver (uncredited)
Ron Coldham ... driver (uncredited)
Michael Connor ... driver: Mr. Kubrick (uncredited)
Eddie Frewin ... transportation captain (uncredited)
Jim Warner ... driver: Mr. Kubrick (uncredited)

Other crew

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Frederick I. Ordway III ... scientific consultant
Colin Arthur ... laboratory assistant (uncredited)
John Barnett ... stills technician (uncredited)
Domeny Bernie ... typist (uncredited)
Shrish Bhatt ... accounts inventory clerk (uncredited)
Andrew Birkin ... assistant: Mr. Kubrick (uncredited)
Elizabeth Brady ... assistant: Christine Mitchell (uncredited)
Roger Caras ... unit publicist: USA (uncredited)
Pamela Carlton ... continuity (uncredited)
Merle Chamberlin ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Brian Chutter ... stand-in (uncredited)
Patrick Clayton ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robin Dawson-Whitaker ... stand-in (uncredited)
Terry Duggan ... wrangler (uncredited)
George Dunn ... projectionist (uncredited)
Anthony Frewin ... assistant: Mr. Kubrick (uncredited)
Adrian Haggard ... choreographer (uncredited)
Keith Hamshere ... stills filing clerk (uncredited)
Brian Harris ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Margaret Hattam ... typist (uncredited)
Jill Hollamby ... assistant: Christine Mitchell (uncredited)
Randee Lynne Jensen ... distribution executive (uncredited)
Gerry Judge ... stand-in (uncredited)
Peter Lancaster ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Harry Lange ... advisor: aeronautics (uncredited)
John Locke ... dark room assistant (uncredited)
Robert McCall ... publicity artist (uncredited)
Richard McKenna ... astronautics advisor (uncredited)
George Merritt ... engineering shop manager (uncredited)
Hilary Messenger ... publicity secretary (uncredited)
Eddie Milburn ... stand-in (uncredited)
Marvin Minsky ... technical consultant (uncredited)
Christine Mitchell ... production assistant (uncredited)
Ormond G. Mitchell ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Michael Murray ... runner (uncredited)
Sam Nolan ... caterer (uncredited)
Daphne Paice ... production assistant (uncredited)
Beti Parry ... secretary: Mr. Bear (uncredited)
Betty Parry ... secretary to Ronnie Bear (uncredited)
Ron Phipps ... production accountant (uncredited)
Arthur Porter ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Ivor Powell ... publicist (uncredited) / publicity department liaison (uncredited)
Benn Reyes ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Daniel Richter ... choreographer (uncredited)
Monica Rogers ... production department secretary (uncredited)
Iris Rose ... production secretary (uncredited)
Mike Round ... print librarian (uncredited)
Tom Sheppard ... stand-in (uncredited)
Elaine Simms ... secretary: Mr. Caras (uncredited)
Roy Simpson ... choreographer (uncredited)
Dan S. Terrell ... publicity supervisor (uncredited)
Edna Thomas ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Edna Tromans ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Margaret Warrington ... secretary (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be. Written by Larry Cousins

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Taglines Let the Awe and Mystery of a Journey Unlike Any Other Begin See more »
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Also Known As
  • How the Solar System Was Won (United States)
  • Journey Beyond the Stars (United States)
  • Two Thousand and One: A Space Odyssey (United States)
  • 2001, l'odyssée de l'espace (France)
  • 2001: Odyssee im Weltraum (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 149 min
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Box Office

Budget $12,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP69,567, 30 Nov 2014
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $190,700,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia In the premiere screening of the film, 241 people walked out of the theater, including Rock Hudson, who said, "Will someone tell me what the hell this is about?" Arthur C. Clarke once said, "If you understand '2001' completely, we failed. We wanted to raise far more questions than we answered." (However, Clarke did express some concern that the film was too hard to follow and explained things more fully in the novelization and subsequent sequels) See more »
Goofs Bowman inhales deeply before attempting to re-enter the ship from the pod. Arthur C. Clarke in an interview later noted that this is incorrect. Bowman should have exhaled, as the vacuum of space would have damaged his lungs had they been full of air. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Nuovo mondo (1972). See more »
Soundtracks Gayaneh Ballet Suite See more »
Crazy Credits No opening credits for actors, writers, producer, director, etc. are shown, with the story beginning right after the title. Although by the 1990s it had become quite common for major films to not have opening credits, it was still unusual in 1968. See more »
Quotes [HAL's shutdown]
HAL: I'm afraid. I'm afraid, Dave. Dave, my mind is going. I can feel it. I can feel it. My mind is going. There is no question about it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I can feel it. I'm a... fraid. Good afternoon, gentlemen. I am a HAL 9000 computer. I became operational at the H.A.L. plant in Urbana, Illinois on the 12th of January 1992. My instructor was Mr. Langley, and he taught me to sing a song. If you'd like to hear it I can sing it for you.
Dave Bowman: Yes, I'd like to hear it, HAL. Sing it for me.
HAL: It's called "Daisy."
[sings while slowing down]
HAL: Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do. I'm half crazy all for the love of you. It won't be a stylish marriage, I can't afford a carriage. But you'll look sweet upon the seat of a bicycle built for two.
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