RMG 35: Outland (1981)

September 28, 2016

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew are geeking out over

  • Synopsis-reading
  • Spelling errors
  • Sean Connery
  • the movie itself
  • the great cast
  • and much, much more!


Welcome to Con-Am 27, a small mining colony on the surface of Io, Jupiter’s third moon. The conditions are harsh, with only one-sixth of Earth’s gravity and no atmosphere. The work is hard, but the miners are paid good money for their hardship. As is said in the movie… “They work hard and they play hard”.

So when Marshal William T. O’Neil, played by Sean Connery, arrives for his one-year stint here, he’s basically told to take it easy and look the other way from time to time. This, kind of, angers him because that’s not the way he does things… He’s a man of principles who just wants to do right! He’s also a man who’s getting a little tired of being moved from one shithole to another, just because the system finds him a bit “difficult”.

Some of the miners start behaving strangely… and violently… so O’Neil, of course, looks into it, but soon finds he’s sticking his nose into business that the company doesn’t want him to stick his nose into! And now they have to, either convince him to look the other way… or stop him from meddling!


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