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2001: A Space Odyssey (2-Apr-1968)

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writers: Stanley Kubrick; Arthur C. Clarke

From short story: The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke

Producer: Stanley Kubrick

Keywords: Sci-Fi

Pre-humans find a monolith on Earth, and start killing; the idea of weapons allow them to evolve to the next level. A million or more years later, present-day humans discover an artificial monolith situated on the moon. Then we cut to a spaceship with a supercomputer (HAL), and several human caretakers. HAL has a disagreement with the humans and plots to kill them, but is thwarted. The ship arrives at one of Jupiter's moons, and the lone survivor, Dave, evolves humanity to the next level. Difficult, slow moving science fiction of an unprecedented scale and scope. Definitely not for everyone. Won an Oscar for Special Visual Effects; received additional nominations for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Set Decoration.

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Robert Beatty
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Ed Bishop
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Keir Dullea
30-May-1936   2001: A Space Odyssey
Gary Lockwood
21-Feb-1937   Dr. Frank Poole, 2001: A Space Odyssey
Leonard Rossiter
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Margaret Tyzack
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Keir Dullea   ...   Dave Bowman
Gary Lockwood   ...   Frank Poole
William Sylvester   ...   Dr. Heywood Floyd
Daniel Richter   ...   Moonwatcher
Leonard Rossiter   ...   Smyslov
Margaret Tyzack   ...   Elena
Robert Beatty   ...   Halvorsen
Sean Sullivan   ...   Michaels
Douglas Rain   ...   HAL 9000 (voice)
Frank Miller   ...   Mission Controller (voice)
Bill Weston   ...   Astronaut
Ed Bishop   ...   Shuttle Captain
Glenn Beck   ...   Astronaut
Alan Gifford   ...   Poole's Father
Ann Gillis   ...   Poole's Mother
Edwina Carroll   ...   Stewardess
Penny Brahms   ...   Stewardess
Heather Downham   ...   Stewardess
Mike Lovell   ...   Astronaut
John Ashley   ...   Ape
Jimmy Bell   ...   Ape
David Charkham   ...   Ape
Simon Davis   ...   Ape
Jonathan Daw   ...   Ape
Peter Delmar   ...   Ape
Terry Duggan   ...   Ape
David Fleetwood   ...   Ape
Danny Grover   ...   Ape
Brian Hawley   ...   Ape
David Hines   ...   Ape
Tony Jackson   ...   Ape
John Jordan   ...   Ape
Scott MacKee   ...   Ape
Laurence Marchant   ...   Ape
Darryl Paes   ...   Ape
Joe Refalo   ...   Ape
Andy Wallace   ...   Ape
Bob Wilyman   ...   Ape
Richard Wood   ...   Ape


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