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Outland

Part of the Retrospective: The Future Is History Strand

Peter Hyams

  • 15

  • 112 mins

  • 1981

  • UK

  • English

  • 35mm

Cast Sean Connery, Peter Boyle, Frances Sternhagen

  • Director of Photography: Stephen Goldblatt

  • Editor: Stuart Baird

  • Produced by: Richard A Roth

  • Music: Jerry Goldsmith

  • Screenplay by: Peter Hyams

  • Production Designer: Philip Harrison

Director Bio

Peter Hyams

Director Bio

Peter Hyams (b. 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer, known for directing the space film dramas Capricorn One (1977) and Outland (1981).

Body

Starring former EIFF patron Sir Sean Connery as the Marshal of a troubled mining outpost on one of Jupiter’s moons, Peter Hyams’ Outland is best described as a science fiction version of classic western High Noon (1952). With Connery on top form, and memorable performances from Peter Boyle and Frances Sternhagen, this impressive depiction of the future is set apart by its enduring sense of authenticity. It’s a quality Hyams would also bring to his next venture into outer-space, the epic 2010: The Year We Make Contact (1984).



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