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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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Written by
William Harrison William Harrison
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An average movie

2 years, 1 month ago at Mar 30 8:21
1 vote
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

Rollerball

1 year, 1 month ago at Mar 24 2:40
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The nation state as we know it has fallen and there is only the mega-corporation that controls everything from entertainment to the political sphere. No, I’m not providing a generalized summary of Ned Beatty’s blistering monologue in Network, although the 70s had an eerily prescient vision of where America was heading even if it was often through a parodic filter. I’m talking about Norman Je... 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), Sport (8), 1975 (7), 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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“The nation state as we know it has fallen and there is only the mega-corporation that controls everything from entertainment to the political sphere. No, I’m not providing a generalized summary of Ned Beatty’s blistering monologue in Network, although the 70s had an eerily prescient vision of where America was heading even if it was often through a parodic filter. I’m talking about Norman Jewison’s entry into the jaundiced, dystopic 70s sci-fi, Rollerball.   Less of a well plotted narrative than a film that is largely premise and tone, Rollerball envisions an America in the grips of corporate takeover and lulled by a bloodthirsty sport. Rollerball, the sport, is somewhere between American football, roller-derby, and hockey, and James Caan (it doesn’t matter what his character” read more

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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 2 years, 1 month 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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"First viewing - March 23rd Rollerball is worth seeing for the stuntwork alone. How they managed to put this film together and not suffer casualties among the cast I can only chalk up to professionalism and care being put into the production. The spectacle of the titular sport truly delivers an entertaining experience, all the way up until it stops being fun at which point it turns truly harrowing. I can't say there's a single reason to encourage the arrival of the future depicted here, with cor"


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