For Marshal O'Neil (Sean Connery), the Jupiter moon Io is just another dingy mining town on the final frontier. When his wife leaves him and takes their son with them, it merely confirms that though he's traveled millions of miles, his life is going nowhere. Then he notices that miners are dying in strangely psychotic ways -- walking in space without spacesuits, carving up prostitutes. With the help of Dr. Lazarus (Frances Sternhagen), his investigation reveals that the miners are ingesting a lethal drug that speeds their work efforts. He learns that the company that runs the town is behind the drug. He confronts the town boss Sheppard Peter Boyle and soon has two hit men heading toward Io with a plan to kill him. As the seconds tick down to the next space shuttle's arrival, O'Neil plots to meet them and faces the biggest challenge of his life.~Nick Sambides, Jr.
I liked Sean Connery in this movie. He owned the lead role and made it a good, classic movie.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
SEAN CONNERY NEVER DISAPPOINTS
I watched this movie many years ago and always wanted to own a copy. I had hoped to buy it in Blu-ray but it is ridiculously expensive for an older movie. So I'm settling for regular DVD because I like the move so much I couldn't pass it up.
The old DVD of this title was one of the very worst for picture quality. Anyone who ever saw it knows that it was badly in need of a new transfer. Well, it got one . . . and the difference is remarkable. The new blu-ray is very accurate to the way the film originally looked. It's still a dark film with a lot of drab colors, but the image is clear. Toss your old DVD immediately -- this is a well made, suspenseful and smart film . . . and it has never looked better!