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.
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The next World War will not be fought. It will be PLAYED.
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Did You Know?
One of the themes of this movie is the power of the individual. That theme was central to The Prisoner (1967), starring Patrick McGoohan. In that series, McHoohan portrayed the character "Number 6". In this movie, Jonathan E, (the "individual" in this story) wore shirt number 6. See more
The opening title sequence has James Caan's character (and other team mates) in green jersey but then a moment later he is in orange along with his other team mates. See more
Good evening everyone! And welcome to Houston, the energy city, home of the defending Rollerball World Champions. This key international battle pits the divisional champions, visiting Madrid, against powerful Houston. - - And here they come to a standing ovation. On the track comes Houston! Houston, lead by captain Jonathan E, again their leading scorer this year.
Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking
Symphony No. 5: Third Movement
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich See more