Tuesday, June 16

quotable -outland

Marshal William T. O'Neil (Connery): There's a whole machine that works because everybody does what they are supposed to. I found out I was supposed to be something I didn't like. That's my rotten little part in the rotten machine.

This gritty 80's sci-fi is criminally underrated. Grim and darkly styled with a cameo by Steve Berkoff as a madman (no stretch there...). It is all about Connery though, going up against the machine of crooked management. The denouement spacesuit battle is a bit hammy, but everything up till then is quality "vision of the future" stuff.

'Nother quicky.
Security Sergeant Montone (talking to his number 2): We're talking about nuclear detonators here. You don't just "lose" them and then "find" them again. You lose your comb and then find it, but not nuclear detonators.

The trailer has not aged well, but would be remiss not to include it.