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