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2010: The Year We Made Contact (1984)

2010: The Year We Make Contact (original title)
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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Oleg Rudnik ... Dr. Vasili Orlov
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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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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PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

7 December 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

2010: Odyssey Two See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,393,361, 11 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,200,000
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The monitor box that's on top of SAL 9000 early in the movie is shaped exactly like the Kaypro portable computer that Arthur C. Clarke used to communicate via email with Peter Hyams during the movie's production. Later, when Dr. Chandra is inputting commands to HAL 9000 in Discovery, initializing his voice recognition capability, the keyboard he is typing on is from a Kaypro portable computer. See more »

Goofs

Jupiter is much smaller than the Sun and could not turn into an equivalent Star. In the new system, Europa would be too close to the new Sun to be habitable. The new sun would not have the longevity of the original one. However, Jupiter being turned into a mini sun was not a natural occurrence, and was done by design by the omnipotent monoliths which no doubt controlled its size and output. The purpose of this was only to warm the surface of Europa, not the entire solar system, and only until the primitive lifeforms on Europa had evolved. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Referenced in Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004) 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 Kane IIISee 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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