Directed by Peter Hyams, "Outland" (also known as "Outland - Planet der Verdammten", "Atmosfera zero") is a Crime/Action/Thriller/Science Fiction film, released on May 22 of 1981 in the USA , starring Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen, Kika Markham, Clarke Peters and Steven Berkoff.
Even in space, the ultimate enemy is man.
Who directed "Outland":
Outland was directed by Peter Hyams, an American director, cinematographer, writer, and producer.
Before directing Outland, Peter Hyams had directed Hanover Street, released in 1979, Capricorn One (1978), Peeper (1975), Our Time (1974), Busting (1974). Since, he directed 2010, released in 1984, Running Scared (1986), The Presidio (1988), Stay Tuned (1992), Timecop (1994), and Sudden Death (1995).
What was the release date of "Outland":
Outland was initially released on Friday, May 22, 1981, in the United States. Other films released on Friday, May 22, 1981 are The Four Seasons (dir. Alan Alda), Death Hunt, The Legend of the Lone Ranger (dir. William A. Fraker), and Improper Channels (dir. Eric Till). This was thirty-eight (38) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, September 02, 1981 in France and on Thursday, October 15, 1981 in Germany.
What is the casting of "Outland":
At the casting of Outland we find Sean Connery, previously seen in Cuba (1979) and Meteor (1979); Peter Boyle (In God We Tru$t (1980), Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)); Frances Sternhagen (Starting Over (1979), Fedora (1978)) [ more... ]
- John Ratzenberger, Hal Galili, Angus MacInnes, Eugene Lipinski and Bill Bailey also worked together in Superman II, released in 1980.
- Norman Chancer and John Ratzenberger, Hal Galili, Stuart Milligan also appeared together in Ragtime, released in 1981.
- Ron Travis and Manning Redwood, Angus MacInnes also appeared together in The Sender, released in 1982.
- Norman Chancer and John Ratzenberger, Hal Galili also appeared in Valentino, released in 1977.
- John Ratzenberger, Pat Starr and Norman Chancer also appeared together in Reds, released in 1981.
- Chris Williams and Sean Connery, John Ratzenberger also appeared together in A Bridge Too Far, released in 1977.
What is the Storyline of "Outland":
In the future, Federal Marshal William O'Niel (Connery) is assigned to a tour of duty in a titanium ore mining outpost on the Jovian moon of Io.
Conditions on Io are difficult: gravity is 1/6 that of Earth's with no breathable atmosphere, spacesuits are cumbersome, and miners carry their own air supply. Shifts are long, but significant bonuses are paid. Sheppard (Boyle) boasts that since he took over the running of Io, productivity has broken all previous records.
The film begins with a miner [...]
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