09 20 Oct '24
0022e069 f61c 4bb2 873b 93931d1a2653

Norman Jewison

Rollerball

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.

Image gallery

0022e069 f61c 4bb2 873b 93931d1a2653
Ed25fff2 e2c8 4695 9b86 5714072644f2

Credits

Director

Norman Jewison

With

James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams

Scenario

William Harrison

Director of Photography

Douglas Slocombe

Editor

Antony Gibbs

Producer

Norman Jewison

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

Canada, United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

"Roller Ball Murder" (William Harrison)

Year

1975

Stay up to date, subscribe to our newsletter

Do you want to stay up to date with festival news, our year-round activities, the films and the filmmakers?