We have a new Marshall in town, well so to speak. Marshall O'Niel (Sean Connery) and his family have landed on the moon of Jupiter. This is a mining town that does a lot of work. The people work hard and they play hard. They play so hard it's costing them their lives. Mark Sheppard (Peter Boyle) is the head of the mining colony. He is a company man through and through.
Marshall O'Neal is also plagued by one other problem. His wife Carol (Kika Markham) has left the station. She is unable to continue to live in space and wants to go back to Earth with their boy. This leaves O"Niel feeling the blues but when more people are coming up dead. The Marshal starts to doubt the procedures of disposing of the bodies. He wonders why the company wants to dispose of them so quickly. He finds one of the bodies and takes a sample of blood. He then has Dr. Lazarus (Frances Stemhagen) test the sample. They find an amphetamine that makes you work harder but by the time the workers year of service is up they are absolutely nuts. What's worse is the company is the one who is giving this to the men. The money is good and everybody doesn't want to stop except O'Niel. With the help of Sgt. Montone (James Sikking) , O'Niel thinks he can bring down the organization. When Montone comes up dead and with the company sending assassins to take out O'Niel does the Marshal really think he can take down the company. Yes, he does.
This is set in the future but even in our time we have companies that in their own way do the same thing. Director Peter Hyams brings this futuristic tale of "High Noon" to the screen with great talent and a good story line. This is a movie that just for the pure pleasure of entertainment you'll want to see. Enjoy.