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>
It's More Than Just a 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
At the beginning of the match with New York, after in many moments of the movie different characters repeated there would have been "No time limit", the scoreboard shows the countdown (starting from 20.00 mins). See more
What about the rumors of no time limit for the championship?
I don't think it'll come to that... it's still a game.
References Sleeping Beauty
Symphony No. 5: Fourth Movement
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich See more