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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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HAL 9000 (voice)
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Caroline Floyd (as Madolyn Smith)
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Betty Fernandez, Bowman's Wife
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Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
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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)  »

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2010: Odyssey Two  »

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$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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While it can't be seen in the film, small text on the outside of the Leonov pod are the zero gravity toilet instructions from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). See more »

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When Floyd is talking with Milson outside the White House, in the first close-up Floyd is wearing a tie. After the long shot, in subsequent close-ups, Floyd's tie is gone. However during the long shot, Floyd is seen removing his tie. 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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