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. Written by
Jeff Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the future there will be no war. There will only be Rollerball.
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Director Norman Jewison
notes on the DVD commentary track that using classical music in a science fiction film, as was the case here and on 2001: A Space Odyssey
(1968), reduces the tendency for a film to become "dated" over time. Only the party sequence contains 1970s music with analog synthesizer sounds common to the period. See more
Only one arena was used, but for the match that was supposed to be set in Tokyo the scoreboard still showed "HOU" as the first team. The Japanese are known to be polite, but they would not have put their name of the visiting team up first. 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.
Symphony No. 5: Fourth Movement
Composed by Dmitri Shostakovich See more