On this episode of The Sci-Fi Film School, Matt and Dave discuss the 1975 movie Rollerball.
In a futuristic society where corporations have replaced countries, the violent game of Rollerball is used to control the populace by demonstrating the futility of individuality. However, one player, Jonathan E., rises to the top, and fights for his personal freedom and threatens the corporate control.
The screenplay was written by William Harrison, and was adapted from his own short story “Roller Ball Murder” that first appeared in a 1973 issue of Esquire magazine.Rollerball stars James Caan as Jonathan E, John Houseman as Bartholomew, Maud Adams as Ella and John Beck as Moonpie.
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