2010: The Year We Make Contact/Tear Jerker

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  • Dave Bowman's visitation to his ex-wife and his mother.
  • HAL thanking Chandra for telling the truth, followed by HAL, just before death, essentially asking Chandra if there is an afterlife, followed by the touching exchange between HAL and Dave:

HAL-9000: What is going to happen?
Dave: Something wonderful.
HAL-9000: I'm afraid.
Dave: Don't be. We'll be together.
HAL-9000: Where will we be?
Dave: Where I am now.

  • In the movie, the death of Max Brailovsky. What sells it is Curnow's breakdown:

Curnow: "You stupid bastard, get out of there!"