R | | Action, Sci-Fi, Sport
The big thing in 2005 is a violent sport which can have some pretty serious consequences... like dying.
Rollerball is referred to as "sports entertainment" - the current euphemism for professional wrestling.
Chinese Sports Announcer:
It's simple, about as simple as using a name-brand condom!
During the final game Jonathan's helmet is knocked off, but in the next shot it is back on.
German uncut version was rated "Not under 18" by the ratings board FSK (in addition, this version was restricted from playing on certain public holidays). For commercial reasons, distributor Helkon, who wanted to release the film over the Easter holidays, cut the film and submitted it again, expecting a "Not under 16" rating. But the FSK denied that and the cut version was rated also "Not under 18" (this time without the holiday restrictions). This cut version was released to cinemas. DVD features the uncut version.
English, Russian, French, Arabic, Korean, German, Japanese
$260,728 (Spain) (25 January 2002)
$18,990,798 (USA) (23 May 2002)
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