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Rollerball (2002)

The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.

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Aurora (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
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Sanjay
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Denekin
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Serokin
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Coach Olga
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Halloran
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Katya
Alice Poon ...
Red Team #7
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Red Team #9
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Red Team #12 (as Melissa Stubbs)
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In this fast action-packed thriller, Jonathan (Chris Klein), Marcus (LL Cool J), and Aurora (Rebecca Romijn) compete in a dangerous, fierce sport called Rollerball. Although, Johnathan and Marcus try to quit, cruel and vindictive promoter Alexi Petrovich (Jean Reno) encourages them to still participate. Petrovich sends his men to attack them while they are on a trip, but Johnathan survives. In the end during a game of Rollberball, Petrovich attempts a public execution of Johnathan, but the question is will Johnathan get revenge. Written by Clifton Baird

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Mezameyo tôsô honnô [Japan] See more »

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Action | Sci-Fi | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, nudity and some language | See all certifications »

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8 February 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,013,548, 10 February 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,990,798, 23 May 2002

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,852,764, 31 December 2002
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Rollerball is referred to as "sports entertainment" - the current euphemism for professional wrestling. See more »

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Marcus is not visible on the bed when Jonathan and Aurora are talking. The next shot he is there. See more »

Quotes

Alexis Petrovich: What channel did you say you gave us in your territory?
Man: 109
Alexis Petrovich: 109. I see. 1-freaking-09. They do origami on Channel 6 of your silly hairball network! You ungrateful cretin!
[pulls out his gun / his men are holding him back]
Alexis Petrovich: I will kill you myself! I will disappear your whole family! Tell your people, you want to do business with us, we are on channels 1 through 5! Got it?
[to the cameraman]
Alexis Petrovich: You got that?
[laughs]
Alexis Petrovich: Goddamn mouse.
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Remake of Rollerball (1975) See more »

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Written by Sonny, Marcos, Traa and Wuv
Performed by P.O.D.
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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31 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

The original film was a masterpiece. Not only for the (at the time) over-the-top action, but for the marvelously clear look into the future. Only science-fiction would dare suggest the future holds society completely employed by six corporations! What a brilliant prophecy!

In the self-centered and hedonistic 70's, isn't it amazing the true gist of the original film is the attempt to keep a famous player from becoming bigger than the game he plays? One need only peruse today's business section to see how our society now strives to eliminate the notion of the individual in favor of an identity-nullifying "team concept."

So one can say the original is all about the triumph of the individual.

The 2002 version is nothing more than a haphazard mess that shows what happens when a studio changes hands and a cinematic vision is compromised for a PG-13 rating that effectively destroys the film. Rollerball could do with a well-intentioned remake; this wasn't it.................by a long shot.


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