6.8/10
44,342
227 user 77 critic

2010 (1984)

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

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
3,161 ( 745)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Douglas Rain ...
HAL 9000 (voice)
...
Caroline Floyd (as Madolyn Smith)
...
...
...
...
Betty Fernandez, Bowman's Wife
...
...
Dr. Vladimir Rudenko (as Savely Kramarov)
Oleg Rudnik ...
...
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The year we make contact. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 December 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

2010: Odyssey Two  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,393,361, 11 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,200,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final cinema film of James McEachin. 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!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nostalgia.exe (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
By Richard Strauss
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

Watch this movie if you want to understand the previous one a little bit better
27 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

I never knew a sequel was made of "2001: A space odyssey" until a few months ago. When I finally had watched this film, I understood why. "2010" is anything but a bad movie, but it doesn't offer the same remarkable innovation its predecessor did. Nevertheless, this film has some great special effects which are, just like "2001", way ahead of its time. Watching this film, it's hard to believe that it's already more than 15 years old! Because this film sets off immediately where the previous one ended, you're involved the second you start watching! As a result of this, "2010" sheds some serious light on many unanswered questions of "2001: A space odyssey". This alone makes the story of "2010" very appealing, because one wants to know the true meaning behind the mysterious monolith.

The only let down of the film is that the characters are quite thin and the acting isn't always very convincing. Add to that one or two scenes that can be a bit monotonous and you know why I think "2010" is not as good as "2001".

Even so "2010" is worth-watching thanks to breathtaking special effects and a storyline that'll make the previous movie a little bit more understandable.


86 of 109 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 227 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page