Synopsis: Marshal W.T. O'Niel is assigned to a mining colony on Io, one of Jupiter's moons. During his tenure miners are dying - usually violently. When the marshal investigates he discovers the one thing all the deaths have in common is a lethal amphetamine-type drug, which allows the miners to work continuously for days at a time until they become "burned out" and expire. O'Niel follows the trail of the dealers, which leads to the man overseeing the colony. Now O'Niel must watch his back at every turn, as those who seek to protect their income begin targeting him...
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Peter Hyams
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

No way they're going to bring

those automated vacuum loaders here.

When they installed them on 14

and 23, they said it was temporary.

Well, they're still there.

Some temporary!

Hand me that coupler, would you?

What about Wooton?

He's a shop steward. What'd he say?

I'll tell you what Wooton said.

Zip. That's what he said.

They're always

trying to pull something.

That's a lot of crap!

They've run a seven worker shift since they

installed those loaders on 14 and 23.

Hey, you read the contract.

Eight workers per shift.

That's what it says. Eight.

In black and white.

So they want to get cute,

I can get cute, too.

I want a meeting.

Maybe we need a new shop steward.

Bylaws are bylaws.

Can't they regulate these suits?

It's minus 175 degrees.

We broil our asses off.

- Where's your other suit?

- ln the shop.

Put some Mylar over the sensor.

It steps down the heating coil

and you'll be cooler.


No, moron, l made it up.

Oh, God!

I hate spiders!

Kill it! Kill it!

Kill it!

Hey, Tarlow, what's eating you?

Get it off! Get it off my leg!

Somebody please help me!

Tarlow, what's the matter

with you? Get what off?

Spider! Please help me! Get it off!

Get it off!

Spider? Have you popped your cork?

How can there be a spider here?

- There's nothing alive here.

- Ah, he's putting us on.

Get it off! Oh, get it off! Oh, God!

Very funny.

We're not falling for nothing.

Cut the garbage and get back to work.

Oh, God, it's getting inside!

Get it out! Get it out!

Somebody please help me!

Somebody help me

get it out of my suit!

God, Tarlow!

Two minutes.

- ls it the buttermilk kind?

- I'm afraid so.

- Yuck.

They were running out

of the other kind.

I can hardly talk with these braces.

It won't be much longer.

- How much longer?

Pretty soon.

- How soon?

"How soon?"

- How soon for what?

Till l get my braces off.

You want crooked teeth?

I don't mind them.

You'll be missing some teeth

in a minute if you don't eat breakfast.

Pretend it's not buttermilk.

Pretend I ate them.

Marshal, it's Lowell.

The night watch went okay.

Nothing much.

Just a couple of drunks.

We'll watch it tonight.

That's it.

I'll be in your office at 18:00.

Marshal, it's Montone.

Nothing more on that incident...

...in the mine yesterday.

Some guy went whacko.

The Company's shipping the body back,

or what's left, on today's shuttle.

It's impossible to do an autopsy.

You should have seen that mess!

Anyway, definitely no homicide.

There were two witnesses

when it happened.

It happens every once

in a while up here.

Some people

let this place get to them.

So that's about it.

Tell your wife that Transportation

got the tickets for her.

I'll see you

when you get to the office.

And don't worry,

you'll get used to it.

What tickets?

Oh. Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds,

the nice couple from the bakery.

They wanted tickets

for the weekly shuttle for a friend.

So I said I'd see what l could do.

Well, I'd better go.

See you for dinner, sport.

- And remember, seven pages of math.

I promise.

You be good today.

- I will.

Look, l know this is

a lousy assignment.

And I know what it is for you.

How difficult.

Just give it a chance.

It won't be so bad.

I know.


I love you.

I love you, too.

We've only been here two weeks.

It'll get better. L promise.

I got to go. You smell good.

And finally,

I realize that I'm new here...

...and I've got to get to know you,

and you've got to get to know me.

I just hope that l can

justify your confidence.

Thank you.

- I really wowed them.

Yes, eating out of your hand.

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Peter Hyams

Peter Hyams (born July 26, 1943) is an American film director, screenwriter and cinematographer, known for directing Capricorn One, the 1981 science fiction thriller Outland, 2010 (the sequel to Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey), the 1986 action/comedy Running Scared, the comic book adaptation Timecop, the action film Sudden Death (both starring Jean-Claude Van Damme), and the horror films The Relic and End of Days. more…

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