Directed by Norman Jewison • 1975 • United Kingdom
Starring James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams
The year is 2018. There are no wars. There is no crime. There is only . . . the Game. In a world where ruthless corporations reign supreme, this vicious and barbaric “sport” keeps the masses entertained and anesthetized. Tuned to their televisions, the people watch Rollerball: a brutal mutation of football, motocross, and hockey. Jonathan E. (James Caan) is the champion player, a man too talented for his own good. The Corporation has taken away the woman (Maud Adams) Jonathan loves, but it can’t take away his soul, even if diabolical corporate head (John Houseman) tells him he’d better retire, or suffer the old-fashioned way. With its surreal imagery and tense action sequences, ROLLERBALL grips you by the heart and never lets you go.