Rollerball

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Country:U.S.
U.K.
Release Year:1975
Runtime:125
Director:Norman Jewison
Rating:R
Language:English
Format:DCP

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In a corporate-controlled future, the world's nations have been disbanded and war is a thing of the past—but blood continues to be shed with Rollerball, a brutal and wildly popular contact sport which pits players in a battle to the death. Legendary Hollywood director Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on the Roof) tells the story of Jonathan E., captain of the Houston Rollerball team, whose prowess on the track has earned him worldwide acclaim...but his fame has attracted the ire of the games' corporate sponsors, who believe that such displays of individual achievement could incite a popular revolt. With the powers-that-be pushing for his retirement, Jonathan is faced with a choice: concede to the corporation's will or take a stand by continuing to compete in the increasingly deadlier games.
In a corporate-controlled future, the world's nations have been disbanded and war is a thing of the past—but blood continues to be shed with Rollerball, a brutal and wildly popular contact sport which pits players in a battle to the death. Legendary Hollywood director Norman Jewison (In the Heat of the Night, Fiddler on the Roof) tells the story of Jonathan E., captain of the Houston Rollerball team, whose prowess on the track has earned him worldwide acclaim...but his fame has attracted the ire of the games' corporate sponsors, who believe that such displays of individual achievement could incite a popular revolt. With the powers-that-be pushing for his retirement, Jonathan is faced with a choice: concede to the corporation's will or take a stand by continuing to compete in the increasingly deadlier games.

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