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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the future there will be no war. There will only be Rollerball.
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Did You Know?
For the Houston-Madrid match, at at the start of the film, the scoreboard shows the teams, using three letters for each name. The resulting display reads "HOU MAD". This could be taken as a comment on the game as a whole, and certainly as the deadly spectacle into which it degenerates; "How mad". See more
During the warm-up of the Tokyo game, a wide shot shows the Tokyo players skating in an "Arrowhead" formation (1-2-3-1). But in the following shot, they start descending out of a 1-3-3 formation. Moreover, from the wide shot to the following shot, they 'jump back' from rink sector E to sector C (compare square-shaped letters on rink). See more
[in a video conference with other corporate executives
In my opinion, we are confronted here with something of a situation. Otherwise, I would not have presumed to take up your time. Once again, it concerns the case of Jonathan E. We know we don't want anything extraordinary to happen to Jonathan. We've already agreeed on that. No accidents, nothing unnatural. The game was created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort. And the game must do its work. The Energy Corporation has done ...
Remade as Rollerball
Symphony No. 5: Third Movement
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich See more