Heywood Floyd (Roy Scheider) is in command of a U.S.-Soviet space mission, on their way to find out what happened to the missing Discovery flight. The crew includes Americans astronauts Walter Curnow (John Lithgow) and R. Chandra (Bob Balaban) , the originator of HAL 9000, along with Russians astronauts Tanya Kirbuk (Helen Mirren), Maxim Brailovsky (Elya Baskin) and Irina Yakunina (Natasha Schneider). Equipped with SAL 9000 (voice by Candace Bergen) they crews finds Discovery and is able to get HAL back on line. However, when the world is about to erupt into a nuclear war, the crew has to decide which side to be on and also trust that this time HAL will do the right thing.
Directors: Peter Hyams
Writers: Peter Hyams, Arthur C. Clarke
Producers: Peter Hyams, Julia Phillips