Directors: Stanley Kubrick
Cast: Dr. Dave Bowman: Keir Dullea; Dr. Frank Poole: Gary Lockwood; Dr. Heywood R. Floyd: William Sylvester; Moon-Watcher: Daniel Richter; Dr. Andrei Smyslov: Leonard Rossiter; Elena: Margaret Tyzack; Mission controller: Frank Miller; Dr. Ralph Halvorsen: Robert Beatty; Dr. Bill Michaels: Sean Sullivan; HAL 9000: Douglas Rain; Astronaut: Bill Weston; Aries-1B Lunar shuttle captain: Ed Bishop; Astronaut: Glenn Beck; Poole’s father: Alan Gifford; Poole’s mother: Ann Gillis
Taglines: Let the Awe and Mystery of a Journey Unlike Any Other Begin
An epic drama of adventure and exploration
Man’s colony on the Moon… a whole new generation has been born and is living there… a quarter-million miles from Earth.
The Ultimate Trip.
Still The Ultimate Trip. [2001 re-release]
the time is now. [2001 re-release]
Storyline: 2001 is a story of evolution. Sometime in the distant past someone or something nudged evolution by placing a monolith here on earth (presumably elsewhere throughout the universe as well) Evolution then enabled man to reach the moon’s surface where he finds yet another monolith, one which signals the monolith-placers that we have evolved that far. Now a race begins between computers (HAL) and man (Bowman) to reach the monolith-placers, the winner will achieve the next step in evolution, whatever that may be.