History Film / Outland

12th Sep '16 4:39:54 PM Mercy
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* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: Every spacesuit in the film has lights inside the visor, in one case used to reveal TheMole when they are turned on.
12th Sep '16 4:34:25 PM Mercy
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* CombatPragmatist: O'Niel takes out the two hitmen sent to kill him by putting on a spacesuit and going outside, taking them out by flushing them into space. The first he kills by a pre-placed explosive charge after trapping him in a corridor and the other by tricking him into shooting out a window.

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* CombatPragmatist: O'Niel takes out the two hitmen sent to kill him by putting on a spacesuit and spacesuit, going outside, taking them out by outside the pressurised base, and flushing them into space. The first he kills by with a pre-placed explosive charge after trapping him in a corridor corridor, and the other by tricking him into shooting out a window.



* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: In one case used to reveal TheMole when the helmet lights are turned on.
* MeaningfulName: Dr. Lazarus. O'Niel's persistence pushes the cynical, indifferent doctor, who couldn't be bothered to perform autopsies on any of the dead miners, into discovering traces of the fatal drug in the blood of a recent victim. Inspired by her success, she rediscovers her self-respect and helps O'Niel defeat the assassins.

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* InSpaceEveryoneCanSeeYourFace: In Every spacesuit in the film has lights inside the visor, in one case used to reveal TheMole when the helmet lights they are turned on.
* MeaningfulName: Dr. Lazarus. O'Niel's persistence pushes the cynical, indifferent doctor, who couldn't be bothered to perform autopsies on any of the dead miners, into discovering traces of the fatal drug in the blood of a recent victim. Inspired by her success, she rediscovers her self-respect self-respect, and helps O'Niel defeat the assassins.
12th Sep '16 8:09:15 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with O'Neil's spare shotgun. He stashes it in a panel just in case he loses his original one, which he does. When he goes to retrieve the spare shotgun, he finds it gone.

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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with O'Neil's O'Niel's spare shotgun. He stashes it in a panel just in case he loses his original one, which he does. When he goes to retrieve the spare shotgun, he finds it gone.gone.
* CombatPragmatist: O'Niel takes out the two hitmen sent to kill him by putting on a spacesuit and going outside, taking them out by flushing them into space. The first he kills by a pre-placed explosive charge after trapping him in a corridor and the other by tricking him into shooting out a window.



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Sheppard.

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* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Sheppard. He's only interested in increasing productivity, bringing in bonuses, no matter the cost to the actual workers.


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* FantasticDrug: Polydichloric Euthimal is a powerful amphetamine that was tried out by the military to increase productivity. Unfortunately, it ends up driving its users psychotic after a number of months. Sheppard has it brought in to increase productivity, considering the deaths of the workers to be [[WeHaveReserves an acceptable loss]].
12th Sep '16 7:59:55 AM CynicalBastardo
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* RaceAgainstTheClock: A large digital clock is in the bar showing the exact time-till-arrival of the weekly supply run. When word gets out that the two hitmen are arriving on the [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve 12:00 shuttle]] to kill O'Niel, this clock takes on the role of a Ticking Countdown of Doom.

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* RaceAgainstTheClock: A large digital clock is in the bar showing the exact time-till-arrival of the weekly supply run. When word gets out that the two hitmen are arriving on the [[WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve 12:00 shuttle]] to kill O'Niel, this clock takes on the role of a Ticking Countdown of Doom. [[spoiler: And it ends up arriving forty minutes early.]]
12th Sep '16 7:56:16 AM CynicalBastardo
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* ChekhovsGun: Subverted with O'Neil's spare shotgun. He stashes it in a panel just in case he loses his original one, which he does. When he goes to retrieve the spare shotgun, he finds it gone.
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!]]
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