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2001: A Space Travesty (2002)

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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.
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R (adult situations/language, nudity)
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Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Cast

Leslie Nielsen
as Marshall Dix
Ophélie Winter
as Cassandra Menage
Ezio Greggio
as Capt. Valentino DiPasquale
Peter Egan
as Dr. Griffen Pratt
Damien Masson
as Bill Clinton
Alexandra Kamp-Groeneveld
as Uschi Kunstler
Verona Feldbusch
as Miss Pustle
Natalie Gray
as Mrs. Dix
Jeffrey Weissman
as Groucho Marx
Mike Tsar
as Bloated Alien
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Critic Reviews for 2001: A Space Travesty

All Critics (3)

If you want more laughs from a movie, rent Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY...trust me, it's funnier.

Full Review… | December 7, 2001
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Audience Reviews for 2001: A Space Travesty

After the success of Airplane and The Naked Gun Leslie Nielsen was set to play in several films attempting to copy that stile of humor. This is probably the worst of all of them. Leslie is a US Marshall who is tricked into replacing the president Clinton with a clone, then must work to fix his mistake. The plot involved traveling to a secret moon base as well as to France. Only view if you are a Leslie Nielsen completist.

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D M

A parody of 2001: A Space Odyssey in name only, this movie about a Bill Clinton clone is truly a travesty. But, maybe, if you have a juvenile sense of humor, then just maybe, you might get a laugh or two out of this movie.

Alex Carawan
Alex Carawan
½

The Naked Gun movies continue (sorta) in space! But unfortunately Leslie Nielsen has a different character name who acts the same. No worse than the Austin Powers 2 space station scenes. Nice tribute to "2001: A Space Odyssey", but it didn't last! Sadly, less than half of the movie is in space; the title and promos are misleading. They should've parodied every Sci-Fi movie possible, with Leslie it would've been great. But they went cheap with an underdeveloped plot about cloning the US President on Earth. The CGI special effects added to the comic situations. The sets were high budget, especially the Paris Opera House. The musical performances were the highlight of this movie: the three Tenors singing "In the Navy", Ophelie Winter's sexy "Get Down Tonight", and Bill Clinton's Saxophone showdown. I know this movie is on IMDB's bottom 100 list, but I've seen much crappier films. The infantile comedy gave me a few chuckles.

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