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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.

Director:

Peter Hyams

Writers:

Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)
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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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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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Originally, it was planned to film the opening scene between Dr. Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider) and Dimitri Moisevitch (Dana Elcar) at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which is the world's largest radio telescope (while not mentioning it by name, the novel implies that the opening scene takes place there). However, when writer, producer, and director Peter Hyams went to visit the location in 1983, he said it was too dirty to film there, and so the Very Large Array (V.L.A.) in New Mexico was used instead. 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 »

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[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Referenced in The Resurrection of Michael Myers (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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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

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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)

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Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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