Total Film - 12/01/2000
"...Peter Hyams' '84 sequel is more intelligent than most contemporary sci-fi, and there are tense moments..."
Peter Hyams' sequel to Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking "2001: A Space Odyssey" opens nine years later as an American team led by space agent Heywood Floyd sets out for Jupiter to find out what happened on the 'Discovery' space ship's disastrous voyage. In order to accomplish their mission, the Americans join forces with a group of Soviet astronauts, even though on earth, the governments of the two super-powers are readying themselves for all-out nuclear war. The two crews try to overcome their differences as they seek answers to the central questions raised in "2001": What is the meaning of the black monolith' Why did HAL 9000 mutiny and will it do so again if resurrected'
A team of American and Soviet astronauts travel in search of the lost ship "Discovery" as Cold War strife boils over back on Earth. A breathtaking if far less allegorical sequel to the sci-fi classic 2001 A SPACE ODYSSEY. Academy Award Nominations: 5.
Film was also known as "2010" and "2010: Odyssey Two."
Shot in Panavision and Metrocolor.
Estimated budget $28 million.
Began shooting February 7, 1984; completed shooting November 1984. Released in the USA December 1984.
Syd Mead was credited as "Visual Futurist." Video Image handled the visual displays and graphics and additional optical effects were by Cinema Research Corporation. Film also includes a clip from Stanley Kubrick's "2001."
Additional Visual Effects credits: George Jenson (Art Director); Dave Stewart (Super Panavision 65mm Camera); Conrad Buff (Editor); Neil Krepela (Matte Department Supervisor); Thaine Morris (Mechanical Effects Supervisor); Mark Stetson (Model Shop Supervisor); Mark Vargo (Optical Supervisor); Terry Windell and Garry Waller (Animation Supervisors); Matthew Yuricich (Chief Matte Artist); Randall William Cook (Stop-Motion Animation); Bob Johnston (Miniature Mechanical Effects); Digital Productions (Digital Jupiter Simulation).
Rated BBFC PG by the British Board of Film Classification.