Variety - 05/20/1981
"...A tight, intriguing old-fashioned drama that gives audiences a hero worth rooting for..."
New York Times - 05/22/1981
"...OUTLAND is what most people mean when they talk about good escapist entertainment..."
A 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.
Sometime 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.