Director: Norman Jewison Cast: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams


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In the year 2018 violence has been outlawed and corporations have replaced government as the ruling party following the demise of politics. With the absence of war or conflict, a forcibly passive population's bloodlust is satisfied by a brutal new sport known as Rollerball. A high-octane melding of the outlawed sports of the past, the worldwide phenomenon of Rollerball has resulted in a corporate-backed sensation. The most popular athlete in the world, Jonathan E. (James Caan) has steadily risen through the ranks to become a legendary veteran of the sport. When the corporate backers of Rollerball begin to fear that Jonathan's popularity has instilled him with a potentially dangerous amount of power, a thunderous struggle between man's free will and the oppression of the masses threatens to shatter the fragile strings that the puppet masters use to manipulate mankind. His determination to remain with the sport flying in the face of the very reason Rollerball was conceived, the corporate rulers hatch a plot to abandon the rules in hopes that Jonathan will be killed and their grip of power will remain an unyielding chokehold on an increasingly bloodthirsty populace.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/22/1999
UPC: 0027616026231
Original Release: 1975
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Caan Jonathan E.
John Houseman Bartholomew
Maud Adams Ella
John Beck Moonpie
Moses Gunn Cletus
Pamela Hensley Mackie
Barbara Trentham Daphne
Ralph Richardson Librarian
Shane Rimmer Team Executive
Robert Ito Oriental Instructor
Burt Kwouk Oriental Doctor
Richard Le Parmentier Bartholomew's Aide
Angus MacInnes Jonathan's Guard No. I
Burnell Tucker Jonathan's Captain of Guard
Danny Wong Actor
John Normington Actor
Alfred Thomas Team Trainer

Technical Credits
Norman Jewison Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Derek Ball Sound/Sound Designer
Sass Bedig Special Effects
John Box Production Designer
Joe Fitt Special Effects
Antony Gibbs Editor
Kip Gowans Asst. Director
Julie Harris Costumes/Costume Designer
William Harrison Screenwriter
Martin Julien Screenwriter
Robert Laing Art Director
Gordon K. McCallum Sound/Sound Designer
Patrick Palmer Producer
André Previn Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
John Richardson Special Effects
Dar Robinson Stunts
Wally Schneiderman Makeup
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Hal B. Wallis Producer

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Rollerball 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I watched rollerball for the first time in the theater when it was first released I was playing football in highschool at the time and I returned to the field with such a bizerker mentality I took my team all the way to the state quaterfinals from the underestemated position of nose guard - James Caan plays the hero in this movie and brings a new level to understatment the movie also provides an almost perfect example of art reflection of real life with games shows like american gladiator, survivor, WWF, everywhere you turn these days - with its 198 release on DVD it has held up quite well and showed the empty side of fame we are just now starting to grasp this is an excelent choice for anyone who injoys the mediam of film as well as music Bachs fug in G minor provides a dramactic musical backdrop for this futuristic masterpeace!
Sahyyrian More than 1 year ago
The is one of the all time classic Sci-Fi movies. A strong cast and a great plot with some of the most memorable rollerskating violence ever captured on film. This is a must have for any dvd collection.