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 not-too-distant future, wars will no longer exist. But there WILL be...The Game.
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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 Stanley 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
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
You can be made to quit, you know. You can be forced.
You can't make me quit.
Don't tell me I can't. Don't EVER say that. I can. YOU can be stopped.
[as Jonathan E. leaves the room, he turns up the volume of a TV set, as thousands are cheering his name
from ballet "Sleeping Beauty"
Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky See more