In a futuristic society where corporations have replaced countries, the violent game of Rollerball is used to control the populace by demonstrating the futility of individuality. However, one player, Jonathan E., rises to the top, and fights for his personal freedom and threatens the corporate control.

    The year is 2018. There is no crime and there are no more wars. Corporations are now the leaders of the world, as well as the controllers of the people. A violent futuristic game known as Rollerball is now the recreational sport of the world, with teams representing various areas competing for the title of champion. The defending championship team, the Houston team led by the determined ten-year veteran Johnathan E., are looking to repeat as champions. However, Bartholomew, the sinister corporate head, wants Johnathan to retire, even though he is the most respected athlete of his time. Johnathan's rebellious quest will not come out with complications, both for him and his teammates, after he decides to continue playing despite Bartholomew's threats.

    James Caan .... Jonathan E.
    John Houseman .... Bartholomew

    Maud Adams .... Ella
    John Beck .... Moonpie
    Moses Gunn .... Cletus
    Pamela Hensley .... Mackie
    Barbara Trentham .... Daphne
    John Normington
    Shane Rimmer .... Rusty, Team Executive
    Burt Kwouk .... Japanese Doctor
    Nancy Bleier .... Girl in Library
    Richard LeParmentier .... Bartholomew's Aide
    Robert Ito .... Strategy Coach for Houston Team
    Ralph Richardson .... Librarian