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2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

2010 (original title)
A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery.

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Douglas Rain ...
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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Maxim Brajlovsky
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Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
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Natasha Shneider ...
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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The year we make contact. 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)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The blue spacesuit, a holdover from 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), is missing its helmet, apparently because the producers thought that Dave used that helmet while trying to disable HAL in the original film. But Dave actually used a green helmet - part of a green spacesuit which was stowed in the emergency airlock. See more »

Goofs

As Floyd (Roy Scheider) and Kirbuk (Helen Mirren) have their first conversation, Kirbuk is initially standing with her arms behind her back. As the camera angle changes to face her, her arms are crossed in front of her. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Connections

Follows 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 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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Interesting, but so direct.

2010 is not a bad movie. It really clears up points made in 2001 that no one would ever figure out without this film, like why Hal went mad. The cast is good, special effects look OK, however they seem a bit cheap compared to 2001. My biggest problem is everything in the movie is so direct, every little thing is explained to you. This is the complete opposite of 2001 where nothing is given. Hopefully is they make a 2061 or whatever the next book in the sequence was, a happy medium will be found between the two styles.


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