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In the not too distant future, wars will no longer exist. But there will be Rollerball. In the dystopian world of 2018, corporations rule and a brutal contact sport settles conflicts while drawing raucous crowds. But when a veteran star becomes bigger than the game itself, sponsors fear his defiance could inspire a mass uprising. James Caan stars in a thought-provoking & action-packed sci-fi film from author William Harrison and director Norman Jewison.
- Norman Jewison
- William Harrison
- James Caan, John Houseman, Maud Adams, John Beck, Moses Gunn
- Running Time
- 125 minutes
Death Race 2000
Get set for Death Race 2000, a lethal coast-to-coast, no-holds-barred orgy of fast cars and flattened bodies in mankind’s greatest sporting event ever. Drivers David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone, Roberta Collins, Martin Kove and cult movie icon Mary Woronov are putting the pedal to the metal, on the run to outmaneuver one another in Paul Bartel’s biting satire on America’s thirst for violence, as pitch black as it is blood red, beautifully shot by Tak Fujimoto (fresh off Malick’s Badlands), fine-tuned to optimum performance by ace editor Tina Hirsch, and gloriously well-deserved of its infamous Ebert zero-star review denouncing the film for being in “poor taste, unnecessarily gratuitous in both nudity and violence.” In our words, a classic!
- Paul Bartel
- Screenplay by Robert Thom and Charles B. Griffith from a story by Ib Melchior
- David Carradine, Simone Griffeth, Sylvester Stallone, Mary Woronov, Roberta Collins, Martin Kove
- Running Time
- 79 minutes