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If MGM hadn’t dropped the ‘ball and released this inexplicable remake in early 2001 as intended, it could have beaten out Glitter for the distinction of being the first great-bad movie of the millennium. Klein and LL are the stars of a quasi-futuristic sport that looks like an S&M version of cricket — on roller skates, no less. When they discover that their Russian boss (Jean Reno, doing his best Boris Badenov accent) is a murderous player-hater, they make a break for it — culminating in a desert chase scene that, for no particular reason, was shot entirely in night-vision. With head-rubbingly bad dialogue and indecipherable action scenes, ”Rollerball” is hell on wheels.

Rollerball
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  • Movie
mpaa
runtime
  • 98 minutes
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