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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... See more »

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Marshall William T. O'Niel
Mark Sheppard
Dr. Lazarus
Sgt. Montone (as James B. Sikking)
Carol O'Niel
Nicholas Barnes ...
Paul O'Niel
Pat Starr ...
Flo Spector
Norman Chancer ...
Ron Travis ...
Security Officer Fanning
Anni Domingo ...
Bill Bailey ...
Chris Williams ...
Marc Boyle ...
Nicholas Spota
Richard Hammatt ...
Russel Yario (as Richard Hammat)
James Berwick ...
Gary Olsen ...
Worker #1
Isabelle Lucas ...
Sharon Duce ...
Man No. 1
Angelique Rockas ...
Maintenance Woman
Jude Alderson ...
Female Prostitute in Leisure Club (as Judith Alderson)
Male Prostitute in Leisure Club
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)
Technician Victim (uncredited)
Technician (uncredited)
First Victim (uncredited)

Directed by

Peter Hyams ... (directed by)

Written by

Peter Hyams ... (written by)

Produced by

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

Music by

Jerry Goldsmith ... (music by)

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
David Coley ... carpenter
Peter Dunlop ... production buyer
Danny Skundric ... property master
Andrew Ackland-Snow ... art department assistant (uncredited)
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
John Chisholm ... props (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
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 ... crew: Introvision Systems, Inc. (as Tom Naud III)
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)


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)
Miki Thomas ... focus puller: introvision unit (uncredited)
Chris Warren ... video assist operator (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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

Music Department

Leonard A. Engel ... music editor
Ganymede ... performer: Leisure Club music
Robert W. Glass Jr. ... music dubbing mixer
George Korngold ... music editor
Richard Rudolph ... composer: Leisure Club music / producer: Leisure Club music
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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Plot Summary

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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Taglines On Jupiter's moon something deadly is happening See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Io (United Kingdom)
  • Outland... Loin de la Terre (France)
  • Outland - Planet der Verdammten (Germany)
  • Atmósfera cero (Spain)
  • Planeta prokletih (Yugoslavia, Serbian title)
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  • 112 min
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Budget $16,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia Director Peter Hyams actually handled the cinematography for most of the film. 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 film could have ruined his career. It is the only one of his films whose wrap party he skipped. See more »
Goofs Bodies do not explode when exposed to a vacuum, a change of only one atmosphere of pressure to zero. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Space Exploration (2018). See more »
Crazy Credits In the opening credits, the word "Principal" is misspelled. See more »
Quotes Dr. Marian Lazarus: You know if you're the guy you're supposed to be, you wouldn't stick around. That's why they sent you here.
Marshal William T. O'Neil: Maybe they made a mistake.
Dr. Marian Lazarus: I was afraid you'd say something like that. Do 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'Neil: Because... maybe they are right. They sent 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 are 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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