In Norman Jewison's dystopic future, corporations run the world, and indivualism is taboo. People are distracted by the all-consuming national sport of rollerball a gladiatorial cross-between roller derby, motocross, and hockey. Ironically, Jewison's anitviolence message is drowned out by the thrill of this movie's action sequences, which drown out the rest of the vague, cautionary tale. A remake is in the works, rescheduled for release in 2002 after early test screenings proved underwhelming.
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