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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Irina Yakunina
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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:

$7,393,361 (USA) (11 July 2012)

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$40,200,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Some of the products, organizations, and locations in the film no longer exist at the time of the film's events. For example, as of the events of 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) (let alone 2010 (1984)) Pan Am Airlines had gone out of business. The Soviet Union, and along with it, the Soviet Air Force, of which Kirbuk was a member, and the Communist version of Pravda magazine had all ceased to exist by 1991. Also, by 2008, The Houston Astrodome and the original Yankee Stadium, both referenced for their stadium hot dogs, no longer hosted sporting events. See more »

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As the Leonov brakes around the dark side of Jupiter, the cable run used to pull the fireball past the camera is visible. Also, bits of flame can be seen to drop off the fireball as though pulled straight down to the bottom of the frame, when no such thing would happen. See more »

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[first lines]
Dave Bowman: My God! It's full of stars!
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Referenced in Great Bolshy Yarblockos! Making 'A Clockwork Orange' (2007) See more »

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ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
By Richard Strauss
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Fine film.
14 June 2000 | by (UK) – 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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