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Outland (1981)

 -  Action | Crime | Sci-Fi  -  22 May 1981 (USA)
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In the distant future, a police marshal stationed at a remote mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy, and gets no help from the populace when he later finds himself marked for murder.

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Mark Sheppard
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Dr. Lazarus
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Sgt. Montone (as James B. Sikking)
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Carol O'Niel
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Ballard
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Sagan
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Tarlow
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Paul O'Niel
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Pat Starr ...
Flo Spector
Hal Galili ...
Nelson
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Hughes
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Walters
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Marshal W.T. O'Niel is assigned to a mining colony on Io, one of Jupiter's moons. During his tenure miners are dying - usually violently. When the marshal investigates he discovers the one thing all the deaths have in common is a lethal amphetamine-type drug, which allows the miners to work continuously for days at a time until they become "burned out" and expire. O'Niel follows the trail of the dealers, which leads to the man overseeing the colony. Now O'Niel must watch his back at every turn, as those who seek to protect their income begin targeting him... Written by Derek O'Cain

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On Io, one of Jupiters moons, Sean Connery is the law. See more »


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22 May 1981 (USA)  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Five years after this film was released, Dr. Lazarus (Frances Sternhagen) joined the cast of the TV series Cheers (1982) as the mother of Cliff Clavin (John Ratzenberger, who played Tarlow in Outland). See more »

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When O'Neil draws blood from Segan's neck the blood is a clear red when it should be opaque. See more »

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Bellows: [voice] This is Bellows. I got the men you want and it wasn't easy or cheap. My people are very unhappy. This could cause trouble for us on all of the other mining operations. If the company got wind of what is going on down there, they could clamp down like a vice. They can't afford to lose their franchise. That could put my people out of business, and my people like being in business.
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Outland is outstanding!

What a great movie! Outland is without a doubt one of the best sci-fi movies ever made.Or perhaps sci-fi is the wrong term for this one, because where's the fiction? Everything is so realistic.No monsters,no gizmos-just space and man.

Mood is just right,nothing looks too good.Mining community is dirty and dangerous,people are deceitful. Models and sets haven't really aged at all.They were once accurately made,and beat computer effects 6-0.

Connery acts well and Peter Boyle's role as a twisted manager fits him. All in this movie could well occur in the future,and this is the fact which makes it so enjoyable.I'll give 9/10


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