Capricorn One (1978), dove tre astronauti
vengono obbligati a simulare un atterraggio su Marte davanti alle telecamere, mentre non sono mai
partiti; l'intero mondo viene ingannato, ma poi, l'ideatore del trucco decide di eliminarli; non resta loro
che fuggire attraverso il deserto: due muoiono, ma il capo viene salvato da un giornalista sospettoso.
2010 (1984), continuazione di 2001 in versione
fantapolitica a morale pacifista.
Outland (1981) e` un altro fantascientifico, ma la storia e` quella di un tipico duello dei film western (High Noon). La differenza principale sono le costose scenografie. La trama e` di una banalita` imbarazzante.
Connery learns of the accident and orders an investigation even if nobody seems to show much interest.
His wife leaves him for accepting the job on the godforsaken moon.
A miner goes crazy and takes a woman hostage. Before Connery can convince him to surrender another officer kills him. The autopsy reveals that the miner took a powerful drug, a drug that makes the workers work harder (which means they get higher bonuses) but also slowly destroys their brains. As he catches people handling the substance and finds huge quantities hidden here and there, Connery understands that the mining company is happy that the workers take the drug so they produce more. So much so that Sheppard discourages him from continuing the investigation. Now Connery is alone, determined to clean up the space station but also disliked by everybody (except the middle-age female doctor). Connery overhears the conversation between Sheppard and his boss in which Sheppard asks for a "man" to eliminate Connery. The man arrives and the duel begins. The two men chase each other in the labyrinth of the space station until Connery prevails. Then he hits Sheppard in front of all the miners. Then he can go home with his wife.
Running Scared (1986), comico poliziesco.
Presidio (1988) action poliziesco catastrofico.
Narrow Margin (1990), a loose remake of Richard Fleischer's classic, is one of his best high-suspence police action thriller. The plot is wildly different from the original.
Detective Archer finds out the truth and realizes that this is a unique chance of frame the gangster who has always eluded justice. The chief of police is a political animal who is reluctant to take the risk of taking the gangster to court without the certainty that the witness will cooperate. But Archer ignores his desire to follow the proper procedure and flies an helicopter to the isolated place where the woman is hiding. The woman does not want to cooperate. Archer and his partner are just explaining to her that sooner or later the gangsters will find her and kill her when another helicopter flies around the house and starts shooting at them, literally demolishing the house. Archer and the woman barely escape, while Archer's partner is killed. They run away on the woman's car through the woods, still chased and shot by the helicopter. They reach the train station and jump on a train. They are in the middle of nowhere and the nearest airport is one day away, but they have no choice. Two gangsters have seen him and board the same train. The gangsters find out quickly the compartment where he hides, but Archer reassures the woman that they may have not seen her.
During the cat and mouse chase on the train, Archer meets an attractive divorced woman and a nice fat man. At the first station, Archer calls his police station and asks for help, but somebody must be tipping the gangsters, because Archer is met by two fake police officers who try to kill him. He barely manages to jump on the train again. The gangsters offer him money, but he makes fun of them. The gangsters see him with the divorced woman and think she is the one. The fat man identifies himself as a security guard and offers to take care of the divorced woman, but the gangsters find them. Archer takes his woman to the roof of the train and manages to throw both killers down the train. But, surprise, the divorced woman shows up and she is with the criminals. Luckily for him, she doesn't bend when the train enters a tunnel and is beheaded by the rock. Archer's mission is complete and the witness testifies at the trial.
End of Days (1999) is a horror film set at the turn of the century when Satan decides to come to Earth looking for a bride.
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