2001 is "a milestone film" (Leonard Maltin), a spectacular movie that grows more wondrous with each viewing. Awesome in scope, this "imaginatively staggering [and] uniquely poetic piece of science-fiction" (The New Yorker) explores the mysteries of interplanetary space...and human destiny. The entire film is a stunning sensous marvel - a cinematic experience like no other before or since. As producer, director, and co-writer of the screenplay (with Arthur C. Clarke), Stanley Kubrick brought complex ideas to the screen with astounding immediacy through dazzling special effects that won a much-deserved Academy Award™*. Moving from the prehistoric birth of intelligence to the emergence of man as pure thought, 2001 is a remarkable achievement - "a quantum leap in quality over any sci-fi film ever made" (Newsweek). *1968

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

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Mystery/Adventure/Science-Fiction · 2h 29m · 5/15/1968

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2001 is "a milestone film" (Leonard Maltin), a spectacular movie that grows more wondrous with each viewing. Awesome in scope, this "imaginatively staggering [and] uniquely poetic piece of science-fiction" (The New Yorker) explores the mysteries of interplanetary space...and human destiny. The entire film is a stunning sensous marvel - a cinematic experience like no other before or since. As producer, director, and co-writer of the screenplay (with Arthur C. Clarke), Stanley Kubrick brought complex ideas to the screen with astounding immediacy through dazzling special effects that won a much-deserved Academy Award™*. Moving from the prehistoric birth of intelligence to the emergence of man as pure thought, 2001 is a remarkable achievement - "a quantum leap in quality over any sci-fi film ever made" (Newsweek). *1968

Streaming Popularity Today: 388 232

Status

Released

Languages

English, Russian

Countries

United States, United Kingdom

Production Companies

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Stanley Kubrick Productions

Budget

$12,000,000

Revenue

$190,700,000
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Cast
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Keir Dullea

Dr. Dave Bowman
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Gary Lockwood

Dr. Frank Poole
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William Sylvester

Dr. Heywood R. Floyd
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Daniel Richter

Moon-Watcher
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Leonard Rossiter

Dr. Andrei Smyslov
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Margaret Tyzack

Elena
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Robert Beatty

Dr. Ralph Halvorsen
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Sean Sullivan

Dr. Bill Michaels
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Douglas Rain

HAL 9000 (voice)
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Frank Miller

Mission Controller (voice)
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Bill Weston

Astronaut
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Ed Bishop

Aries-1B Lunar Shuttle Captain (as Edward Bishop)
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Glenn Beck

Astronaut
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Alan Gifford

Poole's Father
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Ann Gillis

Poole's Mother
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Edwina Carroll

Aries-1B Stewardess
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Penny Brahms

Stewardess
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Heather Downham

Stewardess
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Mike Lovell

Astronaut
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John Ashley

Ape
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Jimmy Bell

Ape
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David Charkham

Ape
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Simon Davis

Ape
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Jonathan Daw

Ape
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Péter Delmár

Ape (as Peter Delmar)
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Terry Duggan

Ape Attacked by Leopard
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David Fleetwood

Ape
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Danny Grover

Ape
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Brian Hawley

Ape
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David Hines

Ape
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Anthony Jackson

Ape (as Tony Jackson)
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John Jordan

Ape
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Scott MacKee

Ape
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Laurence Marchant

Ape
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Darryl Paes

Ape
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Joe Refalo

Ape
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Andy Wallace

Ape
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Bob Wilyman

Ape
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Richard Woods

Ape Killed by Moon-Watcher (as Richard Wood)
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Martin Amor

Interviewer (uncredited)
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S. Newton Anderson

Young Man (uncredited)
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Ann Barrass

Stewardess on Space Station (uncredited)
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Jim Beasley

Aeroflot Co-Pilot (uncredited)
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Sheraton Blount

(uncredited)
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Ann Bormann

(uncredited)
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John Clifford

TMA-1 Site Technician #2 (uncredited)
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Harold Coyne

Military Officer at Clavius Meeting (uncredited)
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Julie Croft

(uncredited)
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Harry Fielder

Moonwalker (uncredited)
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Penny Francis

(uncredited)
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Jane Hayward

(uncredited)
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Lew Hooper

Military Officer at Clavius Meeting (uncredited)
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Judy Keirn

Voice Print Identification Girl (uncredited)
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Kenneth Kendall

BBC-12 Announcer (uncredited)
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Maya Koumani

Dr. Stretyeneva (uncredited)
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Vivian Kubrick

Squirt - Floyd's Daughter (uncredited)
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Roy Lansford

Scientist at TMA-1 Briefing (uncredited)
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Maggie London

Hostess in Elevator (uncredited)
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Marcella Markham

(uncredited)
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Irena Marr

Russian Scientist (uncredited)
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Krystyna Marr

Russian Scientist (uncredited)
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Chela Matthison

Receptionist (uncredited)
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Colin McKenzie

Scientist (uncredited)
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Kim Neil

(uncredited)
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Jane Pearl

(uncredited)
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Penny Pearl

(uncredited)
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Ivor Powell

V. F. Kaminsky (uncredited)
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Doug Robinson

Judo Opponent on Aries-Ib TV (uncredited)
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Jennifer Sanders

Judo Opponent on Aries-Ib TV (uncredited)
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Kevin Scott

Miller (uncredited)
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John Swindells

TMA-1 Site Technician #1 (uncredited)
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Burnell Tucker

TMA-1 Site Photographer (uncredited)
Crew
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Stanley Kubrick

Director
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Stanley Kubrick

Writer
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Arthur C. Clarke

Writer
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Stanley Kubrick

Producer
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John Hoesli

Art
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A.W. Watkins

Sound
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Ray Lovejoy

Editor
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Geoffrey Unsworth

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