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Outland -- 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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Director:
Writer:
Peter Hyams (written by)
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Release Date:
22 May 1981 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
On Jupiter's moon something deadly is happening See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Outland is outstanding! See more (125 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... Marshall William T. O'Niel

Peter Boyle ... Mark Sheppard

Frances Sternhagen ... Dr. Lazarus

James Sikking ... Sgt. Montone (as James B. Sikking)
Kika Markham ... Carol O'Niel

Clarke Peters ... Ballard

Steven Berkoff ... Sagan

John Ratzenberger ... Tarlow
Nicholas Barnes ... Paul O'Niel
Manning Redwood ... Lowell
Pat Starr ... Flo Spector
Hal Galili ... Nelson

Angus MacInnes ... Hughes
Stuart Milligan ... Walters

Eugene Lipinski ... Cane
Norman Chancer ... Slater
Ron Travis ... Security Officer Fanning
Anni Domingo ... Morton
Bill Bailey ... Hill
Chris Williams ... Caldwell
Marc Boyle ... Nicholas Spota
Richard Hammatt ... Russel Yario (as Richard Hammat)
James Berwick ... Rudd
Gary Olsen ... Worker #1
Isabelle Lucas ... Nurse
Sharon Duce ... Prostitute

P.H. Moriarty ... Man No. 1
Angelique Rockas ... Maintenance Woman
Jude Alderson ... Female Prostitute in Leisure Club (as Judith Alderson)
Rayner Bourton ... Male Prostitute in Leisure Club
Doug Robinson ... Man No. 2
Julia Depyer ... Leisure Club Dancer
Nina Francoise ... Leisure Club Dancer
Brendan Hughes ... Leisure Club Dancer
Philip Johnston ... Leisure Club Dancer
Norri Morgan ... Leisure Club Dancer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Cannon ... Barman (uncredited)

Maurice Roëves ... First Victim (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Hyams 
 
Writing credits
Peter Hyams (written by)

Produced by
Stanley O'Toole .... executive producer
Charles Orme .... associate producer
Richard A. Roth .... producer (as Richard A. Roth)
 
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Goldblatt 
 
Film Editing by
Stuart Baird 
 
Casting by
Mary Selway 
 
Production Design by
Philip Harrison 
 
Art Direction by
Malcolm Middleton 
 
Set Decoration by
Stuart Rose 
 
Costume Design by
John Mollo 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Jamison .... hairdresser
Peter Robb-King .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Denis Johnson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Russell Lodge .... assistant director: model unit
David Tringham .... first assistant director
Bob Wright .... second assistant director
Michael Murray .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Albert Blackshaw .... construction manager
Peter Dunlop .... production buyer
Danny Skundric .... property master
Andrew Ackland-Snow .... art department assistant (uncredited)
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
John Chisholm .... props (uncredited)
Paul Laugier .... draftsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Neil Burrow .... sound editor
Scott Burrow .... assistant sound editor
Gordon Davidson .... supervising sound editor
Jay Engel .... adr editor
Robin Gregory .... sound mixer
David M. Horton .... sound editor
Jeffrey Landgren .... assistant sound editor
Clyde McKinney .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Richard Oswald .... sound editor
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator
Chester Slomka .... sound editor (as Chester L. Slomka)
Robert Thirlwell .... dubbing mixer: sound effects (as Robert M. Thirlwell)
John Wilkinson .... dubbing mixer: dialogue (as John K. Wilkinson)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Robert Harman .... wire effects (as Bob Harman)
John Stears .... special effects
Terence J. Cox .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Body .... optical matte camera operator
Martin Bower .... supervising model maker
Dick Dimbleby .... optical printer (as Richard Dimbleby)
Tim Donahue .... matte artist: Introvision Systems, Inc.
John Eppolito .... unit supervisor: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Roy Field .... special optical effects supervisor
Anne Flagg .... crew: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Richard Hewitt .... head of video department
Roger Lee .... crew: Introvision Systems, Inc.
William Mesa .... supervisor: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Tom Naud III .... crew: Introvision Systems, Inc.
Bill Pearson .... supervising model maker
Roy Scott .... model engineer
Martin Shortall .... traveling matte consultant
Janice Body .... optical assistant (uncredited)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... visual effects still photographer (uncredited)
Jon Sorensen .... visual effects camera (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Alf Joint .... stunt coordinator
Marc Boyle .... stunts (uncredited)
Clive Curtis .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Hammatt .... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
Kiran Shah .... stunt double (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Barry Brown .... focus puller: model unit
David Cadwallader .... camera grip
Steve Claydon .... focus puller
Freddie Cooper .... camera operator
Douglas Dawson .... stills cameraman: model unit
Tim Dodd .... clapper loader: model unit
Martin Hume .... clapper loader
Bob Kindred .... camera operator: model unit (as Robert Kindred)
John May .... gaffer
Jimmy Spoard .... camera grip: model unit
George Whitear .... still photographer
John M. Heller .... special photographer (uncredited)
Michael Douglas Middleton .... still photographer: special art (uncredited)
Chris Warren .... video assist operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe mistress
Tiny Nicholls .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
William J. Meshover .... second assistant editor
Paul Miller .... second assistant editor
Peter Watson .... assistant editor: opticals
Russ Woolnough .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Leonard A. Engel .... music editor
Ganymede .... performer: Leisure Club music
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... music dubbing mixer
George Korngold .... music editor
Dick Rudolph .... composer: Leisure Club music (as Richard Rudolph)
Dick Rudolph .... producer: Leisure Club music (as Richard Rudolph)
Michael Boddicker .... composer: Leisure Club music (uncredited)
Bob Bornstein .... music copyist (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Craig Huxley .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
David Newman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: percussion (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Peter Donen .... titles
Fred Harding .... production accountant
Lynda Levy .... unit publicist
June Randall .... continuity
Anthony Van Laast .... choreographer
Lorraine Fennell .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Sudrow .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
112 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (MegaSound encoding) (35 mm prints) | 70 mm 6-Track (MegaSound encoding) (70 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:18 (original rating) | Argentina:13 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Canada:18A (Ontario) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-12 (2012) | Finland:K-16 (1981) | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Peru:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film is a futuristic remake of the classic 1952 western "High Noon".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Spota is shown walking through the locker room he he passing behind a man wear a red hat as he open his locker to change before continuing further down center aisle. A few seconds later Spota is shown passing behind the exact same man (now shirtless and with no hat) a second time. While it's possible that Spota doubled back it is unlikely because he is shown entering both shots from the same direction. if he had doubled back he would have been coming from the opposite direction in order to pass the man the second time.See more »
Quotes:
Security Officer Slater:Some cupcake named "Cane" decided that he didn't need an environment suit. They're still sponging him off the elevator walls.See more »

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50 out of 68 people found the following review useful.
Outland is outstanding!, 24 October 2001

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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