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2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984)

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A joint U.S.-Soviet expedition is sent to Jupiter to learn what happened to the Discovery... and HAL.

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Peter Hyams

Writers:

Arthur C. Clarke (novel), Peter Hyams (screenplay)
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Cast

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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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 HAL; the Discovery's AI computer. Based on a novel written by Arthur C. Clarke. Written by Keith Loh <loh@sfu.ca>

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In the very near future a small group of Americans and Russians set out on the greatest adventure of them all... To see if there is life beyond the stars See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

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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Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints)| Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Trivia

The Russian spacecraft named for Soviet Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov contained a drawing made by Aleksei Leonov. See more »

Goofs

Numerous differences in the Discovery from 2001: A Space Odyssey, as director Stanley Kubrick deliberately had the models and sets destroyed. Also in 2001: A Space Odyssey, HAL has flat display screens (note the pod bay interface); they are shown here as CRTs. See more »

Quotes

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

Featured in The 57th Annual Academy Awards (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

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 superb piece of film-making
8 August 1999 | by recoil-2See all my reviews

When I saw 2001, I thought how brilliant a piece of film it turned out to be. Many people could not understand the meaning of the Monolith, but its meaning became clear in this sequal 2010. The acting is first rate throughout, with superb casting and Roy Scheider in one of his best films since Jaws.

The atmosphere generated by both films (more so, this one) is down to the excellent writing behind them. Arthur C.Clarke had a vision of a future and although he admits being 100 years out (talking today) there will be a time when computers like the HAL 9000 and expeditions into space take place just like in the films.

I only hope that sometime in the future, the two novels 2060 and 3001 will make it from paper to film.

I recommend this film to anyone, it is enjoyable for all the family.


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