G | | Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer HAL 9000, sets off on a quest.
The film originally opened with a ten-minute black-and-white opening sequence featuring interviews with actual scientists, including Freeman Dyson, discussing off-Earth life. Stanley Kubrick removed it after an early screening for MGM executives.
Here you are, sir, main level please.
When Dave (Keir Dullea) opens the access hatch to to grant him access to lobotomize Hal, he is supposedly wearing an airtight space suit. As his left hand moves past, the glove separates from the sleeve, reveling his bare wrist.
In the 2001 UK cinema re-release, the music carries on for 10-15 minutes after the end of the credits.
£69,567 (UK) (30 November 2014)
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