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2001: A Space Travesty (2001)

Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Alexandra Kamp-Groenveld, Verona Feldbusch, more...
Director: Allan A. Goldstein
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Comedies, Science Fiction , Parodies
Running Time: 98 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Originally titled 2000.1: A Space Travesty, this zany send-up of Stanley Kubrick's 1968 sci-fi classic will never be confused with Noel Coward or Neil Simon. The inescapable Leslie Nielsen (who also co-produced and co-scripted) stars as U.S. Marshall Richard "Dick" Dix, who springs into action when President Bill Clinton (Damien Masson) is kidnapped and held hostage on Moon Base Vega. There is nothing for Dix to do but suit up and board a space vessel bound for the moon to rescue the finger-waggling chief executive, whose clone is wreaking more havoc than usual back on Earth. The film's high level of humor can be gleaned from the fact that onboard the spaceship is a highly intelligent computer named "SAL," who sounds like a character from The Godfather -- and dresses accordingly. A Canadian/German co-production, 2001: A Space Travesty was filmed in 2000, then went straight to home video, though it did not make its "official" American debut until it was shown on the Comedy Central cable network on January 13, 2002. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

Beats watching paint dry. by Cugat June 3, 2005 - 11:35 PM PDT
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful
I rated this one, because I couldn't rate it zero.

If I had read the reviews I would have been spared, alas as a new member shoveling things into my queue, this came up first. Kudos for the quick delivery, perhaps an "are you sure" prompt is a good idea for movies of this calibre though...

First off, this has all but nothing to do with parodying 2001. What storyline it does have isn't enough to give enough guidance to the movie to keep the Leslie Nielsen type movie chaos in check, and the directionless stabs of humor hit like overcooked noodles being flung from an uncoordinated kid.

This poor excuse for a movie should be avoided if you have any other options for entertainment, pick anything at random and you've probably found something better.

I have stronger things to say about this, but it just wouldn't be appropriate here.

All I can say is, you have been warned!

The future of fart jokes... by AMicone September 28, 2003 - 2:59 AM PDT
3 out of 4 members found this review helpful
Leslie Nielsen sleepwalks through this stinker brimming with futuristic fart jokes and prat falls into alien goo. Seriously, though, do an environmental purge of your queue and make sure this one goes out the airlock.

Please- no more! by RMeyers December 26, 2002 - 3:56 PM PST
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
Leslie needs to realize something- his novelty has worn off. There are a few gags in this movie that seem kind of fresh, but overall, the same gags pop up in all his movies, with this being no exception. It has its moments, tho.

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(Average 2.23)
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