Cinema: Fiscal Fizzle

ROLLOVER Directed by Alan J. Pakula Screenplay by David Shaber

Doomsday again! But Dr. Strangelove has sunk to the bottom of some obscure think tank, and The China Syndrome has been diagnosed as a disease of the wrist afflicting Ping Pong addicts. From the grandly atomic, our fantasies of Armageddon have apparently deteriorated, in a few short years, to the meanly fiscal. Rollover asks us to contemplate what would happen to our money-market accounts if the Arabs were to withdraw their oil wealth from the Western banking system, convert it into...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!