2010: The Year We Make Contact | 1984

Directed by: Peter Hyams

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Main Plot

In 2010: The Year We Make Contact, a joint American-Soviet mission is sent to investigate the mysterious events surrounding the spaceship Discovery One, which disappeared nine years earlier. As tensions between the two nations rise, the crew must navigate political obstacles and scientific challenges to uncover the truth about the monolith and the fate of the original crew. With time running out, they race against the clock to prevent a potential global catastrophe and make contact with an enigmatic alien intelligence.

Characters

  • Roy Scheider's character in 2010: The Year We Make Contact is Dr. Heywood Floyd, a scientist who leads a mission to investigate the mysterious events surrounding Jupiter and the failed Discovery One mission.
  • John Lithgow's character in 2010: The Year We Make Contact is Dr. Walter Curnow, an engineer who plays a crucial role in repairing the Discovery spacecraft.
  • Helen Mirren's character in 2010: The Year We Make Contact is Dr. Heywood Floyd, a scientist who plays a crucial role in the mission to Jupiter.

Ending Explained

In the ending of "2010: The Year We Make Contact," a group of astronauts successfully make contact with the mysterious monolith orbiting Jupiter. As the monolith begins to transform into a massive star gate, astronaut David Bowman, who disappeared into the monolith in the previous film, communicates with Dr. Heywood Floyd and warns him about an impending disaster on Earth. The crew decides to enter the star gate, and as they pass through, they witness a breathtaking cosmic journey. Eventually, they emerge near Jupiter, witnessing the transformation of the planet into a second sun, bringing life to its moon Europa. The crew returns to Earth, where they discover that the monoliths have transformed Jupiter into a new sun, forever changing the destiny of humanity.

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Peter Hyams Roy Scheider John Lithgow Helen Mirren