I've searched but I've not until now been able to find the title of a movie I saw in the 80's. The title sounds like "Outlaw" or "Out-something". It was a story that occurs in a base on a planet, a mining industry. There were drug problems... I remember that (in the intro), on of the effect of this (bad) drug leads an astronaut to open his suit (with lethal consequence) because he believed it was full of insects or something like take.


It's Outland staring Sean Connery.

Movie poster

The mining takes place on Jupiter's moon of IO. However (spoilers):

the workers use drugs to help them work for days at a time. The drugs cause people to suffer from delirium tremens which makes them go outside without their suits, so that they die of decompression.

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    Sounds right to me. – AidanO Feb 27 '12 at 11:22
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    Sean Connery ! Wow, I wouldn't ever recall that! This must have been the first time that I saw him in a movie. I've never made a link between this character and him... – Pierre Watelet Feb 27 '12 at 11:27
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    @Rabskatran: that's how I found it. I read the description and thought, I think I've seen this with Sean Connery. Then it was off to Wikipedia, scan the film list and answer. :) – Reinstate Monica - Goodbye SE Feb 27 '12 at 12:21
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    I was an awesome movie. Totally forgotten about it. Now I need to go watch it again. – BBlake Feb 27 '12 at 14:09
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    Ahhh, the classic "people explode violently in space" movie. I'm sure this movie contributed significantly to that long-lived and incorrect trope, but it made for some fun scenes. ;) – gnovice Feb 27 '12 at 15:56

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