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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:
Almost a great movie...it settles for being an entertaining near-miss 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)
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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:
Factual errors: When O'Neil is wandering around outside, he experiences 0g, while those inside experience 1g. This is most obvious as he drops the panel outside the greenhouse, and again as he rigs the tunnel to explode. Gravity isn't contained by walls or doors, and isn't dependent on air pressure. If the people inside have gravity, then it also exists outside, and O'Neil wouldn't have been floating around.See more »
Quotes:
Security Sergeant Montone:Nelson, we're talking about nuclear detonators here. You don't just "lose" them and then "find" them. You lose your comb and then find it, but not detonators. Now I want to know where they were found, and who found them. You get my drift?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Moon (2009)See more »

FAQ

What is Outland about?
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Almost a great movie...it settles for being an entertaining near-miss, 2 May 2008
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Writer-director Peter Hyams has always shown a love not just for science-fiction stories but an understanding of what makes science-fiction fun. He's not interested in exasperating details or mechanical jargon, he just wants to have a good time. This is both pro and con for his "Outland", a fairly gripping movie set in the 21st Century which has enjoyable ingredients but is too routine overall. Sean Connery plays a cop investigating a mysterious rash of suicides among mining workers on one of Jupiter's moons; Frances Sternhagen is terrific as a cynical doctor who aides in his research. Film begins very well, but Hyams gets bogged down in plot-externals and good guys-vs.-bad guys shtick. Not a bad thriller. It just isn't very special, and that's a shame because Connery is solid (as usual) and the production is highly adept. **1/2 from ****

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