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Johnathan Cross, a lover of extreme sports, is recruited by Alexi Petrovich to star in his sportive invention, Rollerball. Johnathan accepts and learns the ropes of Rollerball: The players are on Rollerblades, trying to bring a heavy metal ball into a high goal. Also, there are motorcyclists around to bring momentum to the players. Oh yes, and there are no rules in the game. During his skyrocketing career, Johnathan has to experience what Alexi has found out: Blood brings more viewing pleasure to the audience. So, Alexi starts to bribe members of the different teams to cause more trouble than necessary on the field, and the viewers love it. Only a little later, Johnathan's life is already in extreme danger as well as those of his friends and teammates. In a final game, Johnathan and his team have to fight for mere survival against their real opponent - their boss Alexi Petrovich.
Get In The Game.
Release Date: February 08, 2002
Runtime: 98 mins
All Genres: Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
Languages: English, Russian, French, Arabic, Korean, German, Japanese
Country: USA, Germany, Japan
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 2.7
Buried.com Rating: 3.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With R
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for violence, extreme sports action, sensuality, language and some drug references.; Rated R for violence, nudity and some language. (video version)
Chris Klein ...Jonathan Cross
Jean Reno ...Alexis Petrovich
LL Cool J ...Marcus Ridley
Rebecca Romijn ...Aurora (as Rebecca Romijn-Stamos)
Naveen Andrews ...Sanjay
Oleg Taktarov ...Denekin
David Hemblen ...Serokin
Janet Wright ...Coach Olga
Andrew Bryniarski ...Halloran
Kata Dobo ...Katya
Alice Poon ...Red Team #7
Lucia Rijker ...Red Team #9
Melissa R. Stubbs ...Red Team #12 (as Melissa Stubbs)
Paul Wu ...Red Team #16 - U Chow
yolanda Hughes Heying ...Red Team #28
Jay Mahin ...Red Team #39 - Toba Maheota
Simon Girard ...Red Team #68 - Rabbit
Tom Farr ...Red Team Player
Kevin Rushton ...Red Team Player
Eitan Kramer ...Red Team Player
Anatoly Zinoviev ...Red Team Player
Victor Callender ...Red Team Player
Ruth Chiang ...Red Team Player
Mike Dopud ...Michael 'The Assassin'
Shawn Stewart ...Red Team Player
Pink ...Rock Singer
Michael Tadross ...Starter
Amy Whitmore ...Photographer
Shaun Austin Olsen ...Foreign Guest
Flint Eagle ...Eskimo (as Flint Tecumseh Eagle)
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Beau St. Clair
Rollerball Horror Film Trailer 1
"I've Been Working on the Railroad"
"It's a Show Time"
7-11 Japanese Television Commercial
Courtesy of 7-11, Inc. and Ecstasy Records
"God Bless America"
"America the Beautiful"
K2 Sports Television Commercial
All rights owned by K2 Corporation, Vashon, Washington
"Taking a Chance"
"Feels So Numb"
More Movie Taglines:
- Get In The Game.
- Go Ballistic
- Mezameyo t˘s˘ honn˘ [Japan]
- Alexis Petrovich: What channel did you say you gave us in your territory? Man: 109 Alexis Petrovich: 109. I see. 1-freaking-09. They do origami on Channel 6 of your silly hairball network! You ungrateful cretin! [pulls out his gun / his men are holding him back] Alexis Petrovich: I will kill you myself! I will disappear your whole family! Tell your people, you want to do business with us, we are on channels 1 through 5! Got it? [to the cameraman] Alexis Petrovich: You got that? [laughs] Alexis Petrovich: Goddamn mouse.
Alexis Petrovich: You see Yevgeny over there, so full of himself now. He used to work in the post office. I introduced him to the proper financing, and now he owns the mines. Yeah, making a fortune. Keeps the miners in line. Good business. You might wonder why I'm not in it myself. I don't need to own the mines, Jonathan. Do you know why? Because I own the man who owns the mines. All he has, I have. Same with the supermarkets, the TV station, locomotive plant. I don't need a political position, because I own the men who do.
Chinese Sports Announcer: It's simple, about as simple as using a name-brand condom!
English Sports Announcer: And the other rules, well, the other rules are Russian and complicated.
English Sports Announcer: ROLLERBALL!
- This is John McTiernan's second remake of a film originally directed by Norman Jewison. The first was The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
Jean Reno's character introduces a man named Enzo Molinari, which is the name of the character he played in Le grand bleu (1988).
Rollerball is referred to as "sports entertainment" - the current euphemism for professional wrestling.
Due to negative previews, the release date was shifted many times from 18 May 2001, to 13 July 2001, then to 1 August 2001 and to 17 August 2001, and then finally moved off the schedule for the year to February 2002.
Cameo: [Shane McMahon] Son of WWF mogul Vince McMahon.
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