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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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Alice Poon ...
Red Team #7
Lucia Rijker ...
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Melissa R. Stubbs ...
Red Team #12 (as Melissa Stubbs)
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Red Team #16 - U Chow
Yolanda Hughes-Heying ...
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

8 February 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Batalia pe role  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$260,728 (Spain) (25 January 2002)

Gross:

$18,990,542 (USA) (17 May 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John McTiernan recycled the players, disguising their faces with elaborate costumes and helmets for each away game. With each new game they improved and worked better as teams. See more »

Goofs

During the final game Jonathan's helmet is knocked off, but in the next shot it is back on. 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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Connections

References The Running Man (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Rollerball TV Theme
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Wow... no really... wow...
12 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Never in my life have I seen something held together by cameo appearances... I mean, this has to be the most commercialized, corporate movie I have ever seen.

From the god awful Slipknot's appearance to the Ben Affleck of the next generation Chris Klein, the only uplifting experience was Jean Reno, because he is the coolest actor since Samuel L. Jackson.

And seriously, for a movie made just four years before its set-time, it went way overboard.

Oh and a fun fact: ECW and WWE's Paul Heyman is that annoying commentator you see from scene 1... and generally in each and every scene afterwards.

From wrestling (Heyman), fake metal (Slipknot) to horrible acting (Klein) and a poor storyline that can truly only be outdone by Gigli, I find myself wanting to rip out my left kidney if not for the fact I already did so watching Gigli.


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