(out of 5)

Imagine High Noon set in outer space and you have the basic thrust of this very cool science-fiction film.  plays a newly posted police commissioner on a mining planet who discovers that illegal drugs are being given to the workers to maximize their production. The drug they take ends up making the user paranoid and suicidal, prompting Connery to put in his very best effort to stop its importation onto the planet and wipe out the dealers for good. Trouble is, the greedy corporation that runs the mine is responsible for the drug’s main supply, and doesn’t take too kindly to his sabotaging profits. With no help except for his own wits and the advice of a sarcastic doctor (a lively ), Connery must prepare for the imminent arrival of assassins who have been hired to clear him out of the way. Terrific action plus rich production design that makes for a fascinating trip into the desolate reaches of the outer universe.

United Kingdom, 1981

Directed by Peter Hyams

Screenplay by Peter Hyams

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

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Academy Award Nomination
Best Sound (John K. Wilkinson, Robert W. Glass, Jr., Robert M. Thirlwell, Robin Gregory)



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