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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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2.20 : 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 »

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At the beginning of the film, the graphics showing Dr. Floyd's report of the events in 2001 indicate that the TMA-1 monolith was discovered in the Sea of Tranquility. TMA-1 stood for Tycho Magnetic Anomaly-1 because the monolith was discovered in the crater Tycho. Tycho is several hundred miles southwest of the Sea of Tranquility. See more »

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[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Referenced in End of Days: The Beginning (2000) See more »

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ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
By Richard Strauss
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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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