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Episode 059: Rollerball

Updated: May 4, 2021

James Caan has had an incredibly varied career, from mobster classics likeThe Godfather and Thief, to light-hearted comedies like Wes Anderson's break out Bottle Rocket and Jon Favreau's Elf. But one of his best is also one of his least remembered and strangest films - Norman Jewison's dark-future sports epic ,Rollerball from 1975. Caan's patented tender-tough-guy demeanor is the moral backbone of this dystopian drama - and MG argues that's what makes its weird blend of2001,1984, andThe Longest Yard work, turning it into something truly unique in 70s sci-fi!

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