2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): FYC

2001: A Space Odyssey

Discover the plot, cast, script and facts from the 1968 movie.

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


"2001: A Space Odyssey" Plot Summary.

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 Dullea Keir Dullea ... Dr. Dave Bowman
Gary Lockwood Gary Lockwood ... Dr. Frank Poole
William Sylvester William Sylvester ... Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
Daniel Richter Daniel Richter ... Moon-Watcher
Leonard Rossiter Leonard Rossiter ... Dr. Andrei Smyslov
Margaret Tyzack Margaret Tyzack ... Elena
Robert Beatty Robert Beatty ... Dr. Ralph Halvorsen
Sean Sullivan Sean Sullivan ... Dr. Bill Michaels
Douglas Rain Douglas Rain ... HAL 9000 (voice)
Frank Miller Frank Miller ... Mission Controller (voice)
Bill Weston Bill Weston ... Astronaut
Ed Bishop Ed Bishop ... Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain
Glenn Beck Glenn Beck ... Astronaut
Alan Gifford Alan Gifford ... Poole's Father
Ann Gillis Ann Gillis ... Poole's Mother
Edwina Carroll Edwina Carroll ... Aries-1B Stewardess
Penny Brahms Penny Brahms ... Stewardess
Heather Downham Heather Downham ... Stewardess

Writing Team

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


Notable Wins
Oscar AwardStanley Kubrick...Best Effects, Special Visual Effects
BAFTA AwardWinston Ryder...Best Sound Track
BAFTA AwardHarry Lange, Ernest Archer, Anthony Masters...Best Art Direction
BAFTA AwardGeoffrey Unsworth...Best Cinematography

Box Office Data

(1968) U.S. Dollars
Budget ... $12,000,000
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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