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2001: A Space Odyssey


Rated: 8.3
Run time: 149 min
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester, Daniel Richter, Leonard Rossiter, Margaret Tyzack, Robert Beatty, Sean Sullivan, Douglas Rain, Frank Miller, Bill Weston, Ed Bishop, Glenn Beck, Alan Gifford, Ann Gillis, Edwina Carroll, Penny Brahms, Heather Downham, Mike Lovell, John Ashley, Jimmy Bell, David Charkham, Simon Davis, Jonathan Daw, Péter Delmár, Terry Duggan, David Fleetwood, Danny Grover, Brian Hawley, David Hines, Anthony Jackson, John Jordan, Scott MacKee, Laurence Marchant, Darryl Paes, Joe Refalo, Andy Wallace, Bob Wilyman, Richard Woods, Martin Amor, S. Newton Anderson, Ann Barrass, Jim Beasley, Sheraton Blount, Ann Bormann, John Clifford, Harold Coyne, Julie Croft, Harry Fielder, Penny Francis, Jane Hayward, Lew Hooper, Judy Keirn, Kenneth Kendall, Maya Koumani, Vivian Kubrick, Roy Lansford, Maggie London, Marcella Markham, Irena Marr, Krystyna Marr, Chela Matthison, Colin McKenzie, Kim Neil, Jane Pearl, Penny Pearl, Ivor Powell, Doug Robinson, Jennifer Sanders, Kevi
Year: 1968


"2001" is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past, someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith on Earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well). Evolution then enabled humankind to reach the moon's surface, where yet another monolith is found, one that signals the monolith placers that humankind has evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and human (Bowman) to reach the monolith placers. The winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be. Written by Larry Cousins