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A federal marshal stationed at a mining colony on the Jupiter moon of Io, uncovers a drug-smuggling conspiracy. He gets no help from the workers or authorities when he finds himself marked for murder.

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Marshal William T. O'Niel
Mark B. Sheppard
Dr. Lazarus
Sergeant Montone (as James B. Sikking)
Carol G. O'Niel
Officer Ballard
Nicholas Barnes ...
Paul O'Niel
Officer Lowell
Mrs. Flo Spector
Officer Nelson
Norman Chancer ...
Officer Slater
Ron Travis ...
Officer Fanning
Anni Domingo ...
Officer Morton
Bill Bailey ...
Officer Hill
Chris Williams ...
Marc Boyle ...
Nicholas P. Spota
Richard Hammatt ...
Russel B. Yario (as Richard Hammat)
James Berwick ...
Gary Olsen ...
Worker No. 1
Isabelle Lucas ...
Sharon Duce ...
Man No. 1 Arriving on Shuttle
Angelique Rockas ...
Maintenance Woman
Jude Alderson ...
Female Prostitute - Leisure Club Sequence (as Judith Alderson)
Male Prostitute - Leisure Club Sequence
Man No. 2 Arriving on Shuttle
Julia Depyer ...
Dancer - Leisure Club Sequence
Nina Francoise ...
Dancer - Leisure Club Sequence
Brendan Hughes ...
Dancer - Leisure Club Sequence (as Brendon Hughes)
Philip Johnston ...
Dancer - Leisure Club Sequence
Norri Morgan ...
Dancer - Leisure Club Sequence
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Cannon ...
Barman (uncredited)
Technician Victim (uncredited)
Technician (uncredited)
First Victim (uncredited)

Directed by

Peter Hyams

Written by

Peter Hyams ... (written by)

Produced by

Stanley O'Toole ... executive producer
Charles Orme ... associate producer
Richard Roth ... producer (as Richard A. Roth)

Music by

Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

Stephen Goldblatt ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Stuart Baird

Editorial Department

William J. Meshover ... second assistant editor
Paul Miller ... second assistant editor
Peter Watson ... assistant editor: opticals
Russ Woolnough ... first assistant editor

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
Paul Hitchcock ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

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)
David Coley ... carpenter (uncredited)
Charles Cottrell ... scenic painter (uncredited)
Tom Cranham ... storyboard artist (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
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... dubbing mixer: music
Robin Gregory ... sound mixer
David M. Horton ... sound editor
Jeffrey Landgren ... assistant sound editor
Clyde McKinney ... 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
Barry Brown ... focus puller: model unit
Douglas Dawson ... stills cameraman: model unit
Dick Dimbleby ... optical printer (as Richard Dimbleby)
Tim Dodd ... clapper: model unit / loader: model unit
Tim Donahue ... matte artist: Introvision
John Eppolito ... unit supervisor: Introvision
Roy Field ... special optical effects supervisor
Anne Flagg ... crew: Introvision
Richard Hewitt ... video department head
Bob Kindred ... camera operator: model unit (as Robert Kindred)
Roger Lee ... crew: Introvision
William Mesa ... supervisor: Introvision
Tom Naud ... crew: Introvision (as Tom Naud III)
Bill Pearson ... supervising model maker
Roy Scott ... model engineer
Martin Shortall ... traveling matte consultant
Jimmy Spoard ... camera grip: model unit
Janice Body ... optical assistant (uncredited)
Jon Sorensen ... visual effects camera (uncredited)
Miki Thomas ... focus puller: Introvision (uncredited)


Alf Joint ... stunt coordinator
Marc Boyle ... stunts (uncredited)
Clive Curtis ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Hammatt ... stunts (uncredited)
Doug Robinson ... stunts (uncredited)
Deep Roy ... stunts (uncredited)
Kiran Shah ... stunts (uncredited)
Colin Skeaping ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

David Cadwallader ... camera grip
Steve Claydon ... focus puller
Freddie Cooper ... camera operator
Douglas Dawson ... still photographer: model unit
Martin Hume ... clapper loader / loader
John May ... gaffer
George Whitear ... still photographer
John M. Heller ... still photographer: special shoot (uncredited)
Michael Douglas Middleton ... still photographer: visual effects (uncredited)
Chris Warren ... video assist operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Jackie Cummins ... wardrobe mistress
Tiny Nicholls ... costume supervisor

Music Department

Michael Boddicker ... composer: Leisure Club music / producer: Leisure Club music
Leonard A. Engel ... music editor (as Leonard Engel)
Ganymede ... performer: Leisure Club music
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... dubbing mixer: music
George Korngold ... music editor
Richard Rudolph ... composer: Leisure Club music / producer: Leisure Club music
Eric Tomlinson ... music recordist
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 ... arranger (uncredited)
Richard Nash ... musician: trombone (uncredited)
David Newman ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: drums (uncredited)
Morton Stevens ... conductor (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

June Randall ... continuity

Other crew

Peter Donen ... titles: Cinema Research Corp.
Fred Harding ... production accountant
Alan Ladd Jr. ... presenter
Lynda Levy ... unit publicist
Anthony Van Laast ... choreographer
Lorraine Fennell ... production coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Sudrow ... production assistant (uncredited)


Chris Hyams ... for (as Chris)
John Hyams ... for (as John)
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Plot Summary

Marshal O'Niel's assigned to a mining colony on Io, one of Jupiter's moons. He soon encounters miners who are dying, due to use of an illegal amphetamine. O'Niel follows the trail, and now O'Niel must watch his back, as he's now their target. Written by Derek O'Cain

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Taglines On Jupiter's moon something deadly is happening See more »
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Also Known As
  • Io (United Kingdom)
  • Outland... Loin de la Terre (France)
  • Outland - Planet der Verdammten (Germany)
  • Atmósfera cero (Spain)
  • Atmosfera zero (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 109 min
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Budget $16,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Writer-director Peter Hyams handled the cinematography for most of this movie. Stephen Goldblatt was misleadingly hired by Hyams, who only wanted him to stand aside and do nothing, and to use him as a scapegoat for the production company in case anything went wrong while using the IntroVision process. According to Goldblatt, he was furious at being lied to and wouldn't have taken the job if he'd known Hyams' intentions at the outset. He stayed on in order to learn how to use IntroVision, and because as a young cinematographer with a sole prior feature credit, quitting a movie could have ruined his career. It is the only one of his movies whose wrap party he skipped. See more »
Goofs When O'Niel 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 passageway 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'Niel wouldn't have been floating around. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Legend of the Lone Ranger, Outland, Death Hunt, Take This Job And Shove It (1981). See more »
Quotes Dr. Marian Lazarus: You know, if you're the kind of guy you're supposed to be, you wouldn't stick around. That's why they sent you here.
Marshal William T. O'Niel: Maybe they made a mistake.
Dr. Marian Lazarus: I was afraid you'd say something like that. You really think you're making a difference?
[O'Neil is silent]
Dr. Marian Lazarus: Then why, for god's sake?
Marshal William T. O'Niel: Because... maybe they *are* right. They send me here to this pile of shit because they think I belong here. I want to find out if... well, if they're right. There's a whole machine that works because everybody does what they're supposed to. And I found out... I was supposed to be something I didn't like. That's what's in the program. That's my rotten little part, in the rotten machine... I don't like it. So I'm... going to find out if they're right.
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