2001: A Space Odyssey

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"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.

Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Arthur C. Clarke (screenplay)
Production: N/A
Year: 1968
MetaScore: 84/100
ImdbRating: 8.3
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 12 May 1968
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 10 nominations.


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Dr. Dave Bowman - Keir Dullea
Dr. Frank Poole - Gary Lockwood
Dr. Heywood R. Floyd - William Sylvester
Moon-Watcher - Daniel Richter
Dr. Andrei Smyslov - Leonard Rossiter
Dr. Ralph Halvorsen - Robert Beatty
Dr. Bill Michaels - Sean Sullivan
HAL 9000 - Douglas Rain
Mission Controller - Frank Miller
Astronaut - Bill Weston
Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain - Ed Bishop
Astronaut - Glenn Beck
Poole's Father - Alan Gifford
Poole's Mother - Ann Gillis
Aries-1B Stewardess - Edwina Carroll
Stewardess - Penny Brahms
Stewardess - Heather Downham
Astronaut - Mike Lovell
Ape (as Peter Delmar) - Péter Delmár
Ape Attacked by Leopard - Terry Duggan
Ape (as Scott Mackee) - Scott MacKee
Ape Killed by Moon-Watcher (as Richard Wood) - Richard Woods
Interviewer - Martin Amor
Young Man - S. Newton Anderson
Stewardess on Space Station - Ann Barrass
TMA-1 Site Technician #2 - John Clifford
Military Officer at Clavius Meeting - Harold Coyne
Moonwalker - Harry Fielder
Military Officer at Clavius Meeting - Lew Hooper
Voice Print Identification Girl - Judy Keirn
BBC-12 Announcer - Kenneth Kendall
Squirt - Floyd's Daughter - Vivian Kubrick
Scientist at TMA-1 Briefing - Roy Lansford
Hostess in Elevator - Maggie London
Russian Scientist - Irena Marr
Russian Scientist - Krystyna Marr
Receptionist - Chela Matthison
Scientist - Colin McKenzie
V. F. Kaminsky - Ivor Powell
Judo Opponent on Aries-Ib TV - Doug Robinson
Judo Opponent on Aries-Ib TV - Jennifer Sanders
Miller - Kevin Scott
TMA-1 Site Technician #1 - John Swindells
TMA-1 Site Photographer - Burnell Tucker