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Rollover (1981)

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

Director:

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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The most erotic thing in their world was money. See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

IPC Films See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title is a financial term. The Free Dictionary website defines a 'Rollover' as "The reinvestment of money received from a maturing security in another similar security. Rollover usually applies to short-term investments such as certificates of deposit, commercial paper, and Treasury bills. For example, investors often want a rollover of the proceeds from a maturing certificate of deposit into a new certificate of deposit." See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Emery: Listen me out! Money, capital, has a life of its own. It's a force of the nature like gravity, like the oceans, it flows where it wants to flow. This whole thing with the Arabs and gold is inevitable, we're just going with the tide. The only question is whether you wanna let it go like an unguided missile and raise hell or whether you wanna keep it in the hands of responsible people, keep it channable, keep it quiet.
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31 July 2002 | by BombVarkSee all my reviews

An over valued dollar, the system on the brink, the big bankers and their government stooges have gone too far. Sound familiar? The previous poster attributes the financial melt down in the movie to capitalism. Actually, the movie doesn't touched at all on the causes of the system breakdown. But it is not capitalism, but government interference in the market which would cause such a melt down. But it is fun to see central banking get its just reward, and to see gold emerge a winner.


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