In a futuristic society where corporations have replaced countries, the violent game of Rollerball is used to control the populace by demonstrating the futility of individuality. However, one player, Jonathan E., rises to the top, fights for his personal freedom, and threatens the corporate control. Written by
Jeff Hansen <email@example.com>
The next World War will not be fought. It will be PLAYED.
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Did You Know?
In the liner notes to the Region 2 DVD, director Norman Jewison
is quoted as being influenced by Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
(1971). The influence is most obviously seen in the repetitive use of zooms, classical music and modern (i.e. concrete and glass) architecture. See more
(at around 30 mins) Jonathan E. is instructing other players. The rear shot of one particular player shows him leaning back resting on his elbows while the front shot shows him leaning back on the palms of his hands. See more
Four or five little things make one big thing.
Featured in The Ice Pirates
Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
(BWV 565) (uncredited)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach See more