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An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

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Alan J. Pakula

Writers:

Howard Kohn (story), David Shaber (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fonda ... Lee Winters
Kris Kristofferson ... Hubbell Smith
Hume Cronyn ... Maxwell Emery
Josef Sommer ... Roy Lefcourt
Bob Gunton ... Sal Naftari
Macon McCalman ... Jerry Fewster
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... Gil Hovey
Jodi Long ... Betsy Okamoto
Crocker Nevin Crocker Nevin ... Warner Ackerman
Marvin Chatinover Marvin Chatinover ... Henry Lipscomb
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... Mr. Whitelaw (as Ira B. Wheeler)
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Khalid
Norman Snow ... Hishan
Nelly Hoyos Nelly Hoyos ... Lee Winter's Maid
Sally Sockwell Sally Sockwell ... Mrs. Fewster
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Storyline

An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.

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Money was the motive - and passion, danger and murder was the result! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Rollover-Komplott See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,260,689, 11 December 1981, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$10,851,261
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IPC Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was the second consecutive box-office flop for actor Kris Kristofferson whose previous picture had been the financial disaster Heaven's Gate (1980). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Hubbell Smith: I've been worried about you.
Lee Winters: How are you?
Hubbell Smith: Like everybody else. Looking for a way to begin again.
Lee Winters: You're gonna need a partner.
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good movie, but don't overthink it!
13 September 2018 | by tdrishSee all my reviews

Rollover was all right. I enjoyed it, even though it has many downsides. I felt it was just trying to tackle too much. However, it does a decent job of keeping your attention. And no matter how much or how little you know about how the economy works, do not overthink this film, and you will be fine throughout. Corruption? Yes! Murder? You bet. Economic collapse? Government conspiracy? Gold vs money? Hey, I warned you, it tries to tackle too much. It makes it unbalanced, uneven, but there's enough that works here to keep faithful to a story, and it does it in a manner which is not racist, favorable to any nation, and still believable to the eyes on the viewer. To the logical viewer who wants to overthink, drop their wit and wisdom into how things REALLY work, they are going to ruin this film for you. It's important that you go into this knowing, for its time, this movie was designed to scare the opposite of Heaven out of you. For today's standards, I feel it is just as important then ever to watch. We take too much for granted, and how easy is it and it is for someone to pull the plug on the power of economy. Scared? You should be! Rollover is a political, roller coaster fear of a ride, and you will not walk away from this one, despite its dated material, without thinking twice of that American dollar that you take for granted? Know about hedge funds? You may want to investigate. The film almost acts as a revelation of a time that has already past, but warns us more of what the real horrors lies at the end of the line. You know? Gold will always be there for you. Money? I'm thinking no. Plot holes in the movie? Again, don't overthink, and you'll be fine. It's not perfect, but it is an enjoyable thriller.


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