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2010 (1984)

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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

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Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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... Dr. Heywood Floyd
... Dr. Walter Curnow
... Tanya Kirbuk
... Dr. R. Chandra
... Dave Bowman
... HAL 9000 (voice)
... Caroline Floyd (as Madolyn Smith)
... Dimitri Moisevitch
... Christopher Floyd
... Victor Milson
... Betty Fernandez, Bowman's Wife
... Maxim Brajlovsky
... Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
Oleg Rudnik ... Dr. Vasili Orlov
... 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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Is there life beyond the stars? [Australia Theatrical] See more »


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7 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2010: Odyssey Two  »

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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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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Roy Scheider, who plays Heywood Floyd, once had a dolphin. In SeaQuest 2032 (1993) he plays Capt. Nathan Bridger, who also had a dolphin. See more »

Goofs

As soon as the astronauts step on the ball-shaped front of the rotating Discovery, Dr. Floyd says they are "under gravity", meaning they could walk on it without safety rope. But the gravity force due to the Discovery being a solid mass is pretty small compared to the centrifugal force created by its circular movement. So upon letting go the safety rope, they should be floating away instead of continuing to walk. (Forces performed by Jupiter and Io could be neglected as in the beginning of the movie, the Discovery is said to be floating at the Lagrange point between Jupiter and Io.) See more »

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[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Referenced in Demon Queen (1987) 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 See 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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