Trivia: Rollerball


  • Box Office Bomb: The remake. Budget, $70 million. Gross, $25,852,764.
  • Creator Killer: The remake was a serious blow to director John Mc Tiernan's decorated career before it was torpedoed entirely by his arrest for tax evasion a short few years later.
  • Disowned Adaptation: William Harrison has said that he never saw the remake, let alone interested in it.
  • Fake Nationality: Frenchman Jean Reno as Kazakh Alexi Petrovich in the remake.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!/Hey, It's That Girl!:
  • Star-Derailing Role: From the remake, Chris Klein and Rebecca Romijn.
  • Throw It In:
    • The cast made up their own rules for Rollerball, which greatly adds to the realism.
    • Supposedly, when filming was completed, the stuntmen wanted to play a for-real game before the sets were struck, but the studio nixed the idea. Something about "liability" and "lawsuits the size of the Oort Cloud"...
  • What Could Have Been: The scene where drugged-up party-goers shoot up some magnificent trees with a futuristic rocket gun is disturbing enough. But just imagine how it would've been if they'd followed the original scripted idea, where they took turns shooting a dog...