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Norman Jewison


125' - 1975 - Science Fiction, Action, Sport - Dialogue: English
Director: Norman Jewison With: James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams
2018. Corporations rule the world. There are no more countries, no more crime, and no more wars. The extremely violent game of Rollerball is used to control the people. This "sport" consists of a team of players - most on rollerskates, some on motorcycles, and dressed in a football uniform - who circle around a rink attempting to lodge a silver ball in a goal. Jonathan, the greatest player in the game, is a 10-year veteran of the defending champions - the Houston team. The season is almost at a close, and the team is set to play in the semi-finals. Before the match arrives, Jonathan is given an ultimatum by a corporate head: either quit the game, or suffer the old fashioned way.

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Norman Jewison


James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams


William Harrison

Director of Photography

Douglas Slocombe


Antony Gibbs


Norman Jewison

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Countries of production

Canada, United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"Roller Ball Murder" (William Harrison)



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