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*full disclosure: a Blu-Ray screener of this film was provided by Warner Bros. Director/writer: Peter Hyams. Cast: Sean Connery, Frances Sternhagen and Peter Boyle. Outland is a western set in a sci-fi locale. There is a new marshal in town on Io (Jupiter's moon). He is a man with convictions (Sean Connery). He is also a man kept busy by a group of drug dealers onboard a remote oil rig. The next 109 minutes are spent with O'Niel/O'Neil (Connery) as he tracks down these ne'er-do-wells. Outland is a partial homage to High Noon (1952) in story. This is basically one marshal against a world of corruption. No one is there to help him. This picture is also extraordinary for being the first to use intravision, a style of filmmaking involving interposing characters on miniature sets. The story, as stated, is very comparable to Fred Zinnemann's High Noon. A lonely sheriff, »

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