Cinema: No Score

ROLLERBALL

Directed by NORMAN JEWISON

Screenplay by WILLIAM HARRISON

James Caan, on roller skates, is trying to save the world. This needs a bit of explaining, which is only the beginning of the trouble with Rollerball. Caan, looking unconvinced and uncomfortable, plays Jonathan E., the world's foremost player of rollerball.

A game of intricate barbarity, rollerball requires a certain dexterity and a pronounced taste for slaughter. Jonathan, followed and protected by the rest of his team from Houston, skates about a large indoor track, holding a stainless-steel ball. The object is to penetrate the opposition's line of defense and deposit the ball in a...

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