History Film / Rollerball

19th Mar '17 12:17:15 AM foxley
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* BallCannon: Jonathan E invokes this as retribution for the on-track killing of his best friend. Jonathan beats the killer nearly senseless, then drags the inert fellow onto the track so that his head rests in the launching lane. Moments later, a fresh steel ball is fired from the game cannon, obliterating the victim's head. No foul is called for this, of course.
14th Mar '17 10:30:23 AM morenohijazo
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* FreezeFrameEnding: The film concludes with the crowd chanting "Jonathan!" as TheHero takes a victory lap. The camera freezes on the face of the man who refused to be beaten as the credits appear in succession.
12th Mar '17 5:54:04 PM Mdumas43073
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There's also a 2002 remake, directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan and starring [[Film/AmericanPie Chris Klein]] as Jonathan, which features twice the blood and half the plot. The game announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman.

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There's also a 2002 remake, directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan and starring [[Film/AmericanPie Chris Klein]] as Jonathan, which features twice the blood and half the plot. The plot, as well as Wrestling/PaulHeyman as a game announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman.
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10th Mar '17 9:03:19 AM Mdumas43073
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There's also a 2002 remake, directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan and starring [[Film/AmericanPie Chris Klein]] as Jonathan, which features twice the blood and half the plot. The announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman.

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There's also a 2002 remake, directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan and starring [[Film/AmericanPie Chris Klein]] as Jonathan, which features twice the blood and half the plot. The game announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman.
10th Mar '17 9:01:57 AM Mdumas43073
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There's also a 2002 remake, directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan, with twice the blood and half the plot. The announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman.

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There's also a 2002 remake, directed by Creator/JohnMcTiernan, with Creator/JohnMcTiernan and starring [[Film/AmericanPie Chris Klein]] as Jonathan, which features twice the blood and half the plot. The announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman.
10th Mar '17 8:49:39 AM Mdumas43073
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''Rollerball'' is a 1975 dystopian sci-fi/action film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Creator/JamesCaan.

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''Rollerball'' is a 1975 dystopian sci-fi/action film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Creator/JamesCaan.
Creator/JamesCaan. William Harrison adapted the screenplay from his own short story, "Roller Ball Murder".
10th Mar '17 8:45:15 AM Mdumas43073
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->''"The game was created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort. And the game must do its work. The Energy Corporation has done all it can, and if a champion defeats the meaning for which the game was designed, then he must lose. I hope you agree with my reasoning."''
-->-- '''Bartholomew'''
9th Mar '17 12:28:20 PM Mdumas43073
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9th Mar '17 12:19:33 PM Mdumas43073
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''Rollerball'' is a 1975 {{Dystopia))n film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Creator/JamesCaan.

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''Rollerball'' is a 1975 {{Dystopia))n dystopian sci-fi/action film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Creator/JamesCaan.
9th Mar '17 12:18:58 PM Mdumas43073
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Rollerball is a 1975 Dystopia movie set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, when everything is controlled by {{Mega Corp}}s that keep the unwashed masses happy [[BreadAndCircuses the best way they know how]]: full contact BloodSport!

The sport, [[TitleDrop Rollerball]], is like UsefulNotes/RollerDerby [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on speed]]. Players come and go (usually violently), as the sport is meant to suppress individuality. That changes when our hero, Jonathan E, becomes a Rollerball star and refuses to retire. The executives don't like that and start making changes to the game in an effort to kill Jonathan.

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Rollerball ''Rollerball'' is a 1975 Dystopia movie {{Dystopia))n film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Creator/JamesCaan.

The story is
set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, when everything is controlled by {{Mega Corp}}s that keep the unwashed masses happy [[BreadAndCircuses the best way they know how]]: full contact BloodSport!

The sport, [[TitleDrop Rollerball]], is like UsefulNotes/RollerDerby [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs on speed]]. Players come and go (usually violently), as the sport is meant to suppress individuality. That changes when our hero, Jonathan E, E (Caan), becomes a Rollerball star and refuses to retire. The executives don't like that and start making changes to the game in an effort to kill Jonathan.
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