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Jonathan E. (Character)
from Rollerball (1975)

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Rollerball -- James Caan stars as a rollerball champ in this fast-hitting, action-packed glimpse of a future where a brutal, no-holds-barred sport takes the place of war, and murder is just part of the game.

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  1. Rollerball (1975) Played by James Caan

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From Rollerball (1975)
Jonathan E.: I've been thinking, Ella. Thinking a lot... and watching. It's like people had a choice a long time ago between having all them nice things or freedom. Of course, they chose comfort.
Ella: But comfort is freedom. It always has been. The whole history of civilization is a struggle against poverty and need.
Jonathan E.: No! No... that's not it. That's never been it! Them privileges just buy us off.
[deep sigh]
Jonathan E.: Look, they want me to quit, Ella.
Ella: Then quit.
Jonathan E.: Just like that, huh?
Ella: But you've got to do it now. You've got to before it's too late, whether you want to or not. Look, Johnny... the next game there won't be any substitutions allowed... and no time limit. You'll die, Johnny. Everybody will die.
Jonathan E.: No time limit. They tell you that?
Ella: Yes.
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