Outland (1981)
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Director:Peter Hyams
Studio:Warner Home Video
Producer:Charles Orme, Richard A. Roth, Stanley O'Toole
Writer:Peter Hyams
Rating:4.5 (16 votes)
Rated:Suitable for 15 years and over
Date Added:2010-08-01
Genre:Action & Adventure
Picture Format:Anamorphic Widescreen
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:English, Arabic
Peter Hyams  ...  (Director)
Peter Hyams  ...  (Writer)
Sean Connery  ...  
Frances Sternhagen  ...  
Peter Boyle  ...  
James Sikking  ...  
Kika Markham  ...  
Stephen Goldblatt  ...  Cinematographer
Stuart Baird  ...  Editor
Summary: "Outland" is another in a long line of Westerns retooled for science fiction. Writer-director Peter Hyams ("Capricorn One", "2010", "Timecop") re-stages "High Noon" in outer space, with Sean Connery as O'Neil, the marshal for a settlement on one of Jupiter's moons. While investigating the deaths of some miners, O'Neil discovers that mine boss Peter Boyle has been giving his workers an amphetamine-like, work-enhancing drug that keeps them productive for months--until they finally snap and go berserk. When Boyle sends killer henchmen to neutralize the lawman, O'Neil is unable to get the miners to back him up. "Outland" is no classic but it offers solid suspense in an otherworldly atmosphere. It also stars Frances Sternhagen, James B. Sikking (Howard on television's "Hill Street Blues") and John Ratzenberger (later to become famous as Cliff on the sitcom "Cheers"). "--Jim Emerson"