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Rollerball
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James Caan James Caan
Jonathan E.
John Houseman John Houseman
Bartholomew
Maud Adams Maud Adams
Ella
John Beck John Beck
Moonpie
Moses Gunn Moses Gunn
Cletus
John Normington John Normington
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William Harrison William Harrison
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An average movie

10 months, 4 weeks ago at Mar 30 8:21
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Since this movie has a rather solid reputation as a cult-classic, I was quite eager to check it out. In fact, I did see at some point the awful remake they made about 15 years ago and I hoped this original version would be much better. Well, to be honest, even if I still believe that the concept is great, it didn't turn out to be a great movie after all. Basically, even if it wasn't completely dum... read more
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Description: Rollerball is a 1975 science fiction sports film directed and produced by Norman Jewison. It stars James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn and Ralph Richardson. The screenplay, written by William Harrison,adapted his own short story, "Roller Ball Murder", which had first appeared in the September 1973 issue of Esquire. Although Rollerball had an American cast, a Canadian director, and was released by the American company United Artists, it was produced in London and Munich. ... (more)
Release date: 25 June 1975
UPC: 027616701527
Tags: Sci-fi (12), Dystopia (10), 1975 (8), Sport (8), Violence (6), Future (5), 1970s (5), Action (4), Independent Film (3), Roller Skating (3), Motorcycle (3), Helicopter (3), Science Fiction (3), Computer (3), 2010s (2), Forced Retirement (2), Corporations (2), Glove (2), American (2), Multinational (2)
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“Since this movie has a rather solid reputation as a cult-classic, I was quite eager to check it out. In fact, I did see at some point the awful remake”

johanlefourbe posted a review 10 months, 4 weeks ago

An average movie

“Since this movie has a rather solid reputation as a cult-classic, I was quite eager to check it out. In fact, I did see at some point the awful remake they made about 15 years ago and I hoped this original version would be much better. Well, to be honest, even if I still believe that the concept is great, it didn't turn out to be a great movie after all. Basically, even if it wasn't completely dumb as the remake was, it wasn't really smart either, I'm afraid. Futhermore, even if James Caan really had the looks to play this character, his performance was still rather bland. On the other hand, he wasn't helped by the fact that his character was rather poorly written. Indeed, I never understood why was the guy so obsessed about refusing to quit a seemingly violent, dangerous and even rather s” read more

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