2010: The Year We Make Contact
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1984
Director: Peter Hyams
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-704627
Running time: 1:54 (114 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: August 25, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#15)
Status: Available
Purchase date: January 04, 2000
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Two-time Academy Award nominees* Roy Scheider (Jaws) and John Lithgow ("3rd Rock From The Sun") team with writer/director Peter Hyams (Narrow Margin) and four-time Oscar-winning special effects genius** Richard Edlund for this visually stunning, emotionally moving sequel to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Filled with action, adventure and insights into many of the previous film's cosmic mysteries, it's a spectacular, suspense-filled thriller... and a modern science-fiction masterpiece.

It's 2010: The Year We Make Contact! While planet Earth poises on the brink of nuclear self-destruction, a team of Russian and American scientists hurtle to a rendezvous with the abandoned Discovery spacecraft and its sole survivor, the homicidal computer HAL. Their mission: "awaken" HAL and unravel the puzzling series of events that culiminated Dave Bowman's last transmission: "My God, it's full of stars!"

*Scheider: 1971, Supporting Actor, The French Connection; 1979, Actor, All That Jazz; Lithgow: 1982, Supporting Actor, The World According To Garp; 1983, Supporting Actor, Terms Of Endearment
**Visual Effects: Star Wars, 1977; The Empire Strikes Back, 1980; Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981; Return of the Jedi, 1983
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Genres
Science-Fiction
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Peter Hyams....Director
Writing
Peter Hyams....Screenwriter
Production
Peter Hyams....Producer
Cinematography
Peter Hyams....Director of Photography
Film Editing
James Mitchell....Film Editor
Mia Goldman....Film Editor
Music
David Shire....Composer
Sound
Richard L. Anderson....Sound Editor
Warren Hamilton....Sound Editor
Michael J. Benavente....Sound Editor
Donald Flick....Sound Editor
James Christopher....Sound Editor
Art
Albert Brenner....Production Designer
Cast
Roy Scheider....Heywood Floyd
John Lithgow....Walter Curnow
Helen Mirren....Tonya Kirbuk
Bob Balaban....R. Chandra
Keir Dullea....Dave Bowman
Douglas Rain....HAL 9000
Madolyn Smith-Osborne....Caroline Floyd
Dana Elcar....Dimitri Moisevitch
Taliesin Jaffe....Christopher Floyd
James McEachin....Victor Milson
Mary Jo Deschanel....Betty Fernandez
Elya Baskin....Maxim Bralovsky
Savely Kramarov....Vladimir Rudenko
Oleg Rudnik....Vasali Orlov
Natasha Shneider....Irina Yakunna
Vladimir Skomarovsky....Yuri Svetlanov
Victor Steinbach....Mikolai Ternovsky
Jan Tríska....Alexander Kovalev
Larry Carroll....Anchorman
Herta Ware....Jessie Bowman
Cheryl Carter....Nurse
Ron Recasner....Hospital Neurosurgeon
Robert Lesser....Dr. Hirsch (uncredited)
Candice Bergen....SAL 9000 (as Olga Mallsnerd) (voice)
Delana Michaels....Commercial Announcer
Gene McGarr....Commercial Announcer
Arthur C. Clarke....Man on Park Bench (uncredited)