• Publication date: December 29, 2010


In the year 2005 the new sport of Rollerball is hugely popular in ...

In the year 2005 the new sport of Rollerball is hugely popular in the unstable, ex-Soviet republics of South Asia. Marcus Ridley invites NHL-hopeful Jonathan Cross to join him playing for the Zhambel Horsemen, in Kazahkstan. The highly paid Marcus and Jonathon are teamed with low-paid locals, who are routinely severely injured in the game, which is an extraordinarily violent extension of roller derby involving motorcycles, a metal ball, and many trappings of the World Wrestling Federation. 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. Soon the team's star and the darling of promoter Alexi Petrovich, Jonathan, is thrilled by the high-octane sport, the hype, the sports cars, and female team mate Aurora. But gradually Jonathan discovers that the cynical Alexi and his opportunistic assistant Sanjay will go to any lengths to manipulate the game in order to provide an evermore gory spectacle and improve the game's television ratings. 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. This movie is rated PG-13 for violence, extreme sports action, sensuality, language and some drug references.