"On Jupiter's Moon, He's the Only Law."
|Io, Jupiter's innermost moon, hosts mining colony Con-Am 27, a high-tech hellhole. There a veteran marshal (Sean Connery) probes some mysterious deaths of miners. In pursuit of the truth, he's alone. In Outland, writer/director Peter Hyams (Timecop, 2010) depicts a chilling extension of today's corporation-driven world. Dehumanization is vividly evoked in Philip Harrison's striking production design and two-time Academy Award winner John Stears' special effects. The spellbinding result is "a movie of unexpected pleasures" (Vincent Canby, The New York Times).|
"...an enjoyable sci-fi action flick. David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
Editor's NoteA federal marshal on an outer-space mining colony uncovers a hideous secret that threatens the sanity of miners working in the depths of an outer planet. Academy Award Nominations: Best Sound.
Cast & Crew
|Jerry Goldsmith - Original Music By|
|Malcolm Middleton - Art Director|
|Peter Hyams - Director|
|Peter Hyams - Writer|
|Philip Harrison - Production Designer|
|Richard A. Roth - Producer|
|Stanley O'Toole - Executive Producer|
|Stephen Goldblatt - Cinematographer|
|Stuart Baird - Editor|
Plot SummarySometime in the future, an upstanding federal marshal arrives at a space colony located on one of Jupiter's moons. Alarmed by the strange and violent behavior of the miners who work for the colony's giant mining corporation, the marshal decides to investigate. When he discovers that the general manager of the corporation is supplying the workforce with a dangerous, mind-altering amphetamine, the lawman prepares to battle it out with the villainous manager in a "High Noon"-like showdown.
|Oscar, John Wilkinson, et. al., Best Sound|