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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Script, cast, trailer and more! Here's what we have on the great Stanley Kubrick's Oscar® winning sci-fi classic, "2001: A Space Odyssey".

149 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi

Stanley Kubrick’s dazzling, Academy Award®-winning achievement is a compelling drama of man vs. machine, a stunning meld of music and motion. Kubrick (who co-wrote the screenplay with Arthur C. Clarke) first visits our prehistoric ape-ancestry past. And then leaps millennia into colonized space, ultimately whisking astronaut Bowman (Keir Dullea) into uncharted space, perhaps even into immortality.

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." Let an awesome journey unlike any other begin.


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Notable Cast
Keir DulleaKeir Dullea...Dr. Dave Bowman
Gary LockwoodGary Lockwood...Dr. Frank Poole
William SylvesterWilliam Sylvester...Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
Daniel RichterDaniel Richter...Moon-Watcher
Leonard RossiterLeonard Rossiter...Dr. Andrei Smyslov
Margaret TyzackMargaret Tyzack...Elena
Robert BeattyRobert Beatty...Dr. Ralph Halvorsen
Sean SullivanSean Sullivan...Dr. Bill Michaels
Douglas RainDouglas Rain...HAL 9000 (voice)
Frank MillerFrank Miller...Mission Controller (voice)
Bill WestonBill Weston...Astronaut
Ed BishopEd Bishop...Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain
Glenn BeckGlenn Beck...Astronaut
Alan GiffordAlan Gifford...Poole's Father
Ann GillisAnn Gillis...Poole's Mother
Edwina CarrollEdwina Carroll...Aries-1B Stewardess
Penny BrahmsPenny Brahms...Stewardess
Heather DownhamHeather Downham...Stewardess


Stanley KubrickStanley Kubrick...Screenplay
Arthur C. ClarkeArthur C. Clarke...Screenplay


Notable Wins
Stanley Kubrick...Best Effects, Special Visual Effects
Winston Ryder...Best Sound Track
Harry Lange, Ernest Archer, Anthony Masters...Best Art Direction
Geoffrey Unsworth...Best Cinematography

Box Office Data

(1968) U.S. Dollars
Opening weekend...$202,759
Gross (US & Canada)...$60,405,931
Gross (World)...$65,783,344


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Awards...22nd British Academy Film Awards (1969)
Awards...The 41st Academy Awards (1969)
Studio...MGM (original)/Warner Bros.

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