|Keir Dullea||Dr. Dave Bowman|
|Gary Lockwood||Dr. Frank Poole|
|William Sylvester||Dr. Haywood R. Floyd|
|Leonard Rossiter||Dr. Andrei Smyslov|
|Douglas Rain||HAL 9000|
|Robert Beatty||Dr. Ralph Halvorsen|
An imposing black structure provides a connection between the past and the future in this enigmatic adaptation of a short story by revered sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke. When Dr. Dave Bowman and other astronauts are sent on a mysterious mission, their ship's computer system, HAL, begins to display increasingly strange behavior, leading up to a tense showdown between man and machine that results in a mind-bending trek through space and time.