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Rollerball Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

In the year 2018 violence has been outlawed and corporations have replaced government as the ruling party following the demise of politics. With the absence of war or conflict, a forcibly passive population's bloodlust is satisfied by a brutal new sport known as Rollerball. A high-octane melding of the outlawed sports of the past, the worldwide phenomenon of Rollerball has resulted in a corporate-backed sensation. The most popular athlete in the world, Jonathan E. (James Caan) has steadily risen through the ranks to become a legendary veteran of the sport. When the corporate backers of Rollerball begin to fear that Jonathan's popularity has instilled him with a potentially dangerous amount of power, a thunderous struggle between man's free will and the oppression of the masses threatens to shatter the fragile strings that the puppet masters use to manipulate mankind. His determination to remain with the sport flying in the face of the very reason Rollerball was conceived, the corporate rulers hatch a plot to abandon the rules in hopes that Jonathan will be killed and their grip of power will remain an unyielding chokehold on an increasingly bloodthirsty populace. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1975

Cast

James Caan
as Jonathan E.
John Houseman
as Bartholomew
Maud Adams
as Ella
John Beck
as Moonpie
Moses Gunn
as Cletus
Pamela Hensley
as Mackie
Barbara Trentham
as Daphne
Ralph Richardson
as Librarian
Shane Rimmer
as Team Executive
Burnell Tucker
as Jonathan's Captain of Guard
Robert Ito
as Oriental Instructor
John Normington
Danny Wong
Angus MacInnes
as Jonathan's Guard No. I
Burt Kwouk
as Oriental Doctor
Alfred Thomas
as Team Trainer

Crew

Norman Jewison
Director
Norman Jewison
Producer
Patrick Palmer
Producer
Hal B. Wallis
Producer
William Harrison
Screenwriter
Norman Jewison
Screenwriter
Martin Julien
Screenwriter
Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Featured Music
Andre Previn
Composer (Music Score)
Andre Previn
Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Laing
Art Director
Julie Harris
Costume Designer
Derek Ball
Sound/Sound Designer
John Richardson
Special Effects
Joe Fitt
Special Effects
Sass Bedig
Special Effects
Kip Gowans
First Assistant Director
Dar Robinson
Stunts
Max Kleven
Second Unit Director
Wally Schneiderman
Makeup
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