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2010 (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, and H.A.L.

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Peter Hyams

Writers:

Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)
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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 (1968), 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. Amongst 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 A.I. computer. Based on the novel 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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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, 9 December 1984

Gross USA:

$40,400,657

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,400,657
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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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The Russian spaceship Alexey Leonov was named for the cosmonaut who was the first man to perform an extravehicular activity (spacewalk). See more »

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When Dr Chandra is explaining why HAL-9000 malfunctioned and killed the crew, he revealed information that was classified "TOP SECRET" in the presence of Dr Vasili Orlov. Dr Chandra would have known better than to divulge top secret information in the presence of a Soviet military officer. Dr Floyd and Dr Curnow didn't even react to this obvious violation of protocol. However, the "top secret" information (namely the discovery of the monolith on the moon in 1999 and the larger monolith near Jupiter) was now public knowledge and so no secret information had been divulged. See more »

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Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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A Pretty Good Sequel
2 July 2014 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

"2010 (1984)" is a pretty good sequel to the first film "2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)" - both movies are worth watching.

"2010 (1984)" is a mystery that must be solved but not quite as mysterious the first movie because after watching the first film you already know something about what is going in the second film "2010 (1984)".

"2010 (1984)" has been badly criticized for adding the American-Russian tensions as a backdrop for the movie and is heard in the dialogue between the characters at times. I feel that if you simply watch "2010 (1984)" as a work of fiction while forgetting about the real life Cold War that was going on then you may enjoy "2010 (1984)" a lot better.

Watch "2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)" followed by "2010 (1984)" for a good double feature.

8/10


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