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Outland ★★ 1981 (R)

On a volcanic moon of Jupiter, miners begin suffering from spells of insanity. A single federal marshal begins an investigation that threatens the colony's survival. No more or less than a western in space, and the science is rather poor. Might make an interesting double feature with “High Noon,” though. 109m/C VHS, DVD . Kika Markham, Clarke Peters, Steven Berkoff, John Ratzenberger, Manning Redwood, Angus MacInnes, Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen, James B. Sikking; D: Peter Hyams; W: Peter Hyams; C: Stephen Goldblatt; M: Jerry Goldsmith.