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Rollerball
Directed by:
Norman Jewison

Starring James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn and Pamela Hensley, "Rollerball" is an Action/Science Fiction/Sport film directed by Norman Jewison, released in the USA on June 25 of 1975.

In the future there will be no war. There will only be Rollerball.

Who is the director of "Rollerball":

Rollerball was directed by Norman Jewison, a Canadian producer, director, actor, and writer.

Before Rollerball, Norman Jewison had directed Jesus Christ Superstar, released in 1973, Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Gaily, Gaily (1969), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), In the Heat of the Night (1967), and The Cincinnati Kid (1965). Since, he directed F.I.S.T, released in 1978, Best Friends (1982), A Soldier's Story (1984), Agnes of God (1985), Moonstruck (1987), and In Country (1989).

When was "Rollerball" released:

Rollerball was initially released on Wednesday, June 25, 1975, in the United States. Also released on Wednesday, June 25, 1975 have been Cooley High (dir. Michael Schultz) and The Drowning Pool (dir. Stuart Rosenberg). This was forty-three (43) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, September 03, 1975 in the United Kingdom; Friday, September 05, 1975 in Germany; Thursday, August 14, 1975 in Australia and on Saturday, July 05, 1975 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Rollerball":

At the casting of Rollerball we find James Caan, previously seen in Funny Lady (1975) and Freebie and the Bean (1974); John Houseman (The Paper Chase (1973), Seven Days in May (1964)); Maud Adams (The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), U-Turn (1973)) [ more... ]

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What is the Storyline of "Rollerball":

The film follows Jonathan E. (James Caan), the veteran star of the Houston rollerball team. By virtue of his stellar performance over the years, Jonathan has become the most recognizable Rollerballer in history; everyone recognizes him on sight. This is problematic for the hegemonic corporations. After another impressive performance in Houston's victory over the Madrid team, Energy Corporation chairman Mr. Bartholomew (John Houseman) announces that the corporation, running out of ways to reward its [...]

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James Caan as "Jonathan E."

James Caan as Jonathan E. in Rollerball (1975)

James Caan as Jonathan E. in Rollerball (1975)

James Caan as Jonathan E. in Rollerball (1975)

James Caan as Jonathan E. in Rollerball (1975)

James Caan as Jonathan E. in Rollerball (1975)

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