History Film / Rollerball

30th Jan '17 10:47:27 AM speedyboris
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* ParallelPornTitles: Don't ask.

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* ParallelPornTitles: Don't ask.ask
* PublicDomainSoundtrack: While there are some original compositions, some of the music in the movie is from the baroque/classical era.
30th Jan '17 6:03:02 AM speedyboris
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* WhamLine: "Nobody's gonna win this game?" "Game?! This wasn't meant to be a game. NEVER."
25th Dec '16 11:33:58 AM Jake18
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* BloodierAndGorier: The remake is far more violent than the original.



* CrapsaccharineWorld: Corporate society may have eliminated freedom and individuality, but it has also eliminated hunger and poverty.



* AWorldHalfFull: Corporate society may have eliminated freedom and individuality, but it has also eliminated hunger and poverty.
28th Sep '16 5:34:22 AM JamesAustin
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There's also a 2002 remake, 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 twice the blood and half the plot. The announcer is Wrestling/PaulHeyman.
2nd May '16 4:02:16 AM DavidCowie
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* FreezeFrameBonus: During the matches, we get brief glimpses of what is probably the Houston program: an orange field, with a white circle with a black logo in the centre. Compare with the flag of Nazi Germany: a red field, with a white circle with a black logo in the centre.
30th Apr '16 3:08:03 PM DavidCowie
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* DeadlyGame: We hear that the record number of deaths during a match is nine, and that was before the rule changes introduced during the film.
30th Apr '16 2:56:28 PM DavidCowie
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* AWorldHalfFull: Corporate society may have eliminated freedom and individuality, but it has also eliminated hunger and poverty.
14th Feb '16 12:21:54 PM MarkLungo
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The sport, [[TitleDrop Rollerball]], is like Main/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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The sport, [[TitleDrop Rollerball]], is like Main/RollerDerby 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.



** Main/RollerDerby is skated nearly exclusively on quads (which are, in fact, specified in every code of the sport). So what would have been Zeerust in the 80s and 90s is not so much anymore (never mind that the rules of roller derby have evolved away from a Main/ProWrestling style spectacle and toward genuine athletic competition).

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** Main/RollerDerby UsefulNotes/RollerDerby is skated nearly exclusively on quads (which are, in fact, specified in every code of the sport). So what would have been Zeerust in the 80s and 90s is not so much anymore (never mind that the rules of roller derby have evolved away from a Main/ProWrestling style spectacle and toward genuine athletic competition).
12th Nov '15 6:11:02 PM DarkwingDork
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* BreadAndCircuses: The purpose of the sport is to provide the masses with a controlled outlet for their bloodlust, while also suppressing any desires for individuality.
6th Oct '15 4:57:15 AM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Might have to do with stability needed to punch people while skating in armor. Many [[http://www.rollergirlskates.com/ roller derby skates]] are still 4 wheel box format.

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** Might Main/RollerDerby is skated nearly exclusively on quads (which are, in fact, specified in every code of the sport). So what would have to do with stability needed to punch people while skating been Zeerust in armor. Many [[http://www.rollergirlskates.com/ the 80s and 90s is not so much anymore (never mind that the rules of roller derby skates]] are still 4 wheel box format. have evolved away from a Main/ProWrestling style spectacle and toward genuine athletic competition).
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