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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Director Norman Jewison notes on the DVD commentary track that using classical music in a science fiction film, as was the case here and on 2001: A Space Odyssey, reduces the tendency for a film to become "dated" over time. Only the party sequence contains contemporary 1970's music with analog synthesizer sounds common to the period. See more
The chanting crowd in Tokyo, Japan mispronounces the name of their city. They chant "To-ki-o" instead of "Tô-kyô." Perhaps in this alternate future, dialect has changed. See more
[to girl at party
You like poetry?
[she murmurs assent
Why don't you come upstairs, I've got a poem for you.
Referenced in Timecop
Executive Party Dance
Composed by André Previn See more