This murkily photographed hybrid, a combination sci-fi yarn, prison flick and sea saga, steals from several genre classics without managing one distinctive moment of its own. The time: The 22nd century. Inactive sea dog Sean Murdoch (Malcolm McDowell) welcomes the chance to pilot a dilapidated ship called the Clarion cargo through the hurricane belt to Nigeria, unaware that devious Proxate Inc. executive Martine Quiller (Gwynyth Walsh) has very special reasons for hiring a washed-up captain for the job: The Clarion is actually a prison ship. Martine's on-board representative is boy-toy Tarkis (Michael Pare), the floating prison's warden. As the leaky tub sets sail, M...