• Outland (2007)

Outland

Release Date: September 3rd, 2007

DVD Release Date: November 19th, 1997

R |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

Thriller about an honest marshal in a corrupt mining colony on Io, Jupiter's sunless third moon, who is determined to confront a violent drug ring even though it may cost him his life. After his wife angrily deserts him, he waits alone for the arrival of killers hired by the company to eliminate him. Futuristic remake of "High Noon".

Cast: Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen, James B. Sikking, Kika Markham, Clarke Peters, Steven Berkoff, John Ratzenberger

Director: Peter Hyams

Genres: Science fiction

Production Co: The Ladd Company

Keywords: Investigation, Murder, Gritty, Mother, Quest, Suspenseful, Escape, Mystery, Dark

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Ian NathanEmpire

    This gritty sci-fi is undeservedly neglected and underrated. show more

  • 50
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Even without a chronological point of reference, Outland has an intriguingly realistic look. Unfortunately, both the realism and the intrigue begin and end with the sets. [25 May 1981]

  • 40
    Time Out

    Because both dialogue and direction are none too exciting, one's tired eyes wander endlessly over the space base sets, where there has been an overuse of that potent sci-fi movie convention which conveys 'realism' by showing that life on the outer limits will be as dingy and badly lit as a suburban subway, with all the usual vices. show more

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Awards

Nominated Sound