Rollerball (1975)

Rollerball
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 9mins.
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Anthony Gibbs Editor n/a 172 7000001
Douglas Slocombe Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Kip Gowans Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
William Harrison From Story n/a 120870 4000002
Andre Previn Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000001
John Box Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Max Kleven Second Unit Director n/a 412 25000001
Derek Ball Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Gordon K McCallum Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Robert Laing Art Director art direction 183 9000002
William Harrison Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Norman Jewison Producer n/a 3 3000001
Moses Gunn Actor Cletus 1 1000005
John Beck Actor Moonpie 1 1000004
Maud Adams Actor Ella 1 1000003
John Houseman Actor Bartholomew 1 1000002
Pamela Hensley Actor Mackie 1 1000006
Barbara Trentham Actor Daphne 1 1000007
Norman Jewison Director n/a 2 2000001
Burnell Tucker Actor n/a 1 1000010
Shane Rimmer Actor Team Executive 1 1000009
Ralph Richardson Actor Librarian 1 1000008
James Caan Actor Jonathan E 1 1000001
Synopsis
In the year 2018, Jonathan E is a superstar of a sport called Rollerball, which is a combination of rugby, roller derby, hockey and motorcycle racing. Rollerball is a sport run by the Energy Corporation, one of many such conglomerates running the planet in a time when countries and individual governments are obsolete. The corporations provide the population with everything that they need--food, a crime-free environment, mood-altering drugs--as long as they don't rock the boat and don't ask too many questions. When Jonathan, the world's greatest Rollerball player, becomes too popular with the fans, the Energy Corporation, led by the sinister Bartholemew, tries to convince Jonathan to retire. Failing that, the company raises the stakes, abolishing the rules of the already dangerous sport in an effort to destroy Jonathan and his immense fan base.