History Film / Outland

12th Jan '16 6:39:27 AM erforce
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''The ultimate enemy is still man.''

''Outland'' is a 1981 SpaceWestern film written and directed by Creator/PeterHyams, starring Creator/SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking, and set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter. Like ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct13'', the plot is ''Film/HighNoon'', but this time, [[RecycledINSPACE in space]]!

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''The ->''The ultimate enemy is still man.''

''Outland'' is a 1981 SpaceWestern film written and directed by Creator/PeterHyams, starring Creator/SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking, and set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter. Like ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct13'', ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct131976'', the plot is ''Film/HighNoon'', but this time, [[RecycledINSPACE in space]]!
3rd Jan '16 2:19:06 PM Mercy
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* ExplosiveDecompression: Rather infamous for it.
2nd Jan '16 7:20:19 PM WillBGood
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* ExplosiveDecompression: Rather infamous for it.
19th Nov '15 7:59:54 PM Angeldeb82
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''Outland'' is a 1981 SpaceWestern film written and directed by Creator/PeterHyams, starring Creator/SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking, and set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter. Like ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct13'', the plot is ''Film/HighNoon'', but this time, [[RecycledInSpace in space!]]

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''Outland'' is a 1981 SpaceWestern film written and directed by Creator/PeterHyams, starring Creator/SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking, and set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter. Like ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct13'', the plot is ''Film/HighNoon'', but this time, [[RecycledInSpace [[RecycledINSPACE in space!]]
space]]!



* AirVentPassageway: When one of the miners goes berserk, O'Niel gets a maintenance worker to unlock the door and tries to talk him out, while Montone creeps though the airconditioning duct with a shotgun.

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* AirVentPassageway: When one of the miners goes berserk, O'Niel gets a maintenance worker to unlock the door and tries to talk him out, while Montone creeps though the airconditioning air conditioning duct with a shotgun.



* BulletproofVest: Or [[spoiler:strangle-proof collar]].

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* BulletproofVest: BulletProofVest: Or [[spoiler:strangle-proof collar]].



* {{Determinator}}: Apart from his general stubbornness, O'Niel [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome plunges his bare hand into a pan full of boiling oil]] to retrieve evidence dumped there by a drug smuggler.

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* {{Determinator}}: Apart from his general stubbornness, O'Niel [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome plunges his bare hand into a pan full of boiling oil]] to retrieve evidence dumped there by a drug smuggler.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Deputy Ballard]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Deputy Ballard]]Ballard.]]



* HeKnowsTooMuch: Montone kills the berserk miner, presumably so he won't say anything about the drugs.



* PeekABooCorpse: [[spoiler:Montone]].
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: O'Neil to Spota, who goes for a knife while O'Neil has a shotgun. O'Neil first brackets Spota with a few shots before taking aim squarely at his head. "Think it over."

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* PeekABooCorpse: [[spoiler:Montone]].
[[spoiler:Montone.]]
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: PreAsskickingOneLiner: O'Neil to Spota, who goes for a knife while O'Neil has a shotgun. O'Neil first brackets Spota with a few shots before taking aim squarely at his head. "Think it over."



* RecycledInSpace: ''Film/HighNoon'' ON A MOON!

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* RecycledInSpace: RecycledINSPACE: ''Film/HighNoon'' ON A MOON!



* ShoutOut: To ''HighNoon'', with the killers [[ShowdownAtHighNoon arriving on the 12:00 shuttle]].

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* ShoutOut: To ''HighNoon'', ''Film/HighNoon'', with the killers [[ShowdownAtHighNoon arriving on the 12:00 shuttle]].



** InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: A classic example. Every space suit has a ring of extremely bright lights on the inside solely to illuminate the wearer's face. At least its [[JustifiedTrope justified]] this way.

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** InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: A classic example. Every space suit has a ring of extremely bright lights on the inside solely to illuminate the wearer's face. At least its [[JustifiedTrope justified]] it's {{justified|Trope}} this way.



* SpaceWestern: A frequently-heard criticism of the film is that it is "[[RecycledInSPACE High Noon in space]]", which [[TropesAreNotBad misses the point completely]], as should be obvious to any reader of ''this'' wiki. However the basic concept of a gun-toting lawman in a corrupt frontier mining town, fighting a lone battle for justice, is definitely drawn from the Western genre.

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* SpaceWestern: A frequently-heard criticism of the film is that it is "[[RecycledInSPACE "[[RecycledINSPACE High Noon in space]]", which [[TropesAreNotBad misses the point completely]], as should be obvious to any reader of ''this'' wiki. However the basic concept of a gun-toting lawman in a corrupt frontier mining town, fighting a lone battle for justice, is definitely drawn from the Western genre.



** One of the hitmen sent after O'Niel is ridiculously easily baited into [[spoiler: shooting the glass in the greenhouse sector, the only thing between him and the vacuum.]] Justified in the novelisation - [[spoiler:one shot won't blow open the whole dome - but it does weaken the glass enough for O'Niel to finish the job with a heavy object he's carrying for the purpose.]]

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** One of the hitmen sent after O'Niel is ridiculously easily baited into [[spoiler: shooting the glass in the greenhouse sector, the only thing between him and the vacuum.]] vacuum]]. Justified in the novelisation - [[spoiler:one shot won't blow open the whole dome - but it does weaken the glass enough for O'Niel to finish the job with a heavy object he's carrying for the purpose.]]



--> "Because maybe they ''are'' right. They sent me here to this pile of shit because they think I belong here. I've got to find out if they're right. There's a whole machine that works because everyone does what they're supposed to. 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. Well, I don't like it, so... I'm going to find out if they're right."
* YouKnowTooMuch: Montone kills the berserk miner, presumably so he won't say anything about the drugs.

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--> "Because maybe they ''are'' right. They sent me here to this pile of shit because they think I belong here. I've got to find out if they're right. There's a whole machine that works because everyone does what they're supposed to. 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. Well, I don't like it, so... I'm going to find out if they're right."
* YouKnowTooMuch: Montone kills the berserk miner, presumably so he won't say anything about the drugs.
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31st Oct '15 3:32:09 PM moloch
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''Outland'' is a 1981 science-fiction film written and directed by Creator/PeterHyams, starring Creator/SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking. Set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter, this film is generally regarded as a SpaceWestern

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''Outland'' is a 1981 science-fiction SpaceWestern film written and directed by Creator/PeterHyams, starring Creator/SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking. Set Sikking, and set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter, UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter. Like ''Film/AssaultOnPrecinct13'', the plot is ''Film/HighNoon'', but this film is generally regarded as a SpaceWestern
time, [[RecycledInSpace in space!]]
26th Oct '15 12:19:33 PM ElectricZ
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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Deputy Ballard]]
29th Jun '15 6:36:44 AM beergood
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* RecycledInSpace: ''Film/HighNoon'' ON A MOON!
12th May '15 10:42:35 AM Morgenthaler
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''Outland'' is a 1981 science-fiction film written and directed by Peter Hyams, starring SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking. Set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter, this film is generally regarded as a SpaceWestern

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''Outland'' is a 1981 science-fiction film written and directed by Peter Hyams, Creator/PeterHyams, starring SeanConnery, Creator/SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking. Set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter, this film is generally regarded as a SpaceWestern
21st Feb '15 10:04:13 PM YungVenuz
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* AffablyEvil: Sheppard, who makes an effort to introduce O'Niel to the station (and is only one of two who bother to give him a decent welcome), never raises his voice or freaks out, even as his plans are unraveled, and warns O'Niel twice about what he's getting into before he calls the hit on him, but not before he engages in some friendly-ish banter with him about golf and life on the station.



* MundaneDogmatic: ''Outland'' falls at the hard end of MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness, subject to the SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay exceptions below. The hero and the leading lady are middle-aged, unattractive (by movie standards) and cynical. The bad guys are not aliens or galactic emperors, but drug-dealers, corrupt cops and venal businessmen. The weapons are shotguns. It takes a year for spaceships to travel from Earth to Io, with the passengers in cryo-freezing units.
* MindScrew: O'Niel to his prisoner, kept in an airless zero-G cell.

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* MundaneDogmatic: ''Outland'' falls at the hard end of MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness, subject to the SpaceDoesNotWorkThatWay exceptions below. The hero and the leading lady are middle-aged, unattractive (by movie standards) and cynical. The bad guys are not aliens or galactic emperors, but drug-dealers, corrupt cops and venal businessmen. The weapons are shotguns with wooden furniture, and the most hi-tech it gets are infrared scopes on said shotguns. It takes a year for spaceships to travel from Earth to Io, with the passengers in cryo-freezing units.
* MindScrew: MindRape: O'Niel to warns his prisoner, kept in an airless zero-G cell.cell, about this.



* PeekABooCorpse: [[spoiler:Montone]]

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* PeekABooCorpse: [[spoiler:Montone]][[spoiler:Montone]].



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Montone.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Montone.Montone, the only cop who lands on O'Niel's side, is strangled.]]



* YouKnowTooMuch: Montone kills the berserk miner, presumably so he won't say anything about the drugs.

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* YouKnowTooMuch: Montone kills the berserk miner, presumably so he won't say anything about the drugs.
26th Oct '14 9:19:50 AM ChronosFox
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''Outland'' is a 1981 science-fiction film written and directed by Peter Hyams, starring SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking. Set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter, this underrated film is generally regarded as a SpaceWestern, and often lazily dismissed as ''HighNoon'' [[RecycledInSpace in space]].

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''Outland'' is a 1981 science-fiction film written and directed by Peter Hyams, starring SeanConnery, Frances Sternhagen, Peter Boyle and James Sikking. Set in a mining colony on Io, one of UsefulNotes/TheMoonsOfJupiter, this underrated film is generally regarded as a SpaceWestern, and often lazily dismissed as ''HighNoon'' [[RecycledInSpace in space]].
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