Jonathan Cross has been living a high octane lifestyle since he could strap on a pair of skates. He lives for high speeds and adrenaline rush’s that would give ordinary men a heart attack. The only thing holding him back from being a professional hockey player is his one man show attitude which makes for a great stunt race down twin peaks boulevard against another stunt racer in an illegal race.
It doesn’t take long for things to wrong in the race as Cross push’s his opponent through a coffee shop window doing 90mph. The police chase down the hill seems doomed to end with Cross in cuffs but, his old buddy Marcus Ridley pulls up in his porches and pulls him to safety. Ridley offers cross a new life over seas playing a new sport that’s just started Rollerball.
After realizing that the police aren’t going to let the street stunt go Jonathan go overseas and quickly becomes Rollerballs hottest star. Ridley and Cross have managed to make a lot of money and everything they could ever need is provided for them including the rarest cars that Petrovich the owner of the Horde team can provide. As long as the two of them play there hearts out and keep the crowds happy.
Of course playing the worlds most popular sport in third world countries comes with a few problems. Security is always watching you and monitoring your every move so if they need to they can use what they know about you against you. The people who come to your games are poor hardworking people that bet every last penny they have at a chance to better there lives. Worst of all the owners of the teams have gotten together and realized that if they get a little blood on the track their rating go up making them millions more.
Cross and Ridley try to get out of the game but Petrovich won’t let them leave. Unless they go out in a blaze of glory on the track. Petrovich sets up a far well game that’s going to jump his ratings through the roof and since he’s cancelled all the rules. No ones going to get out of this game alive. Unless the players fight back against the men that rule their lives.
The Queen and I Thought Rollerball was surprisingly good for what it was. We enjoyed the soundtrack and I always like when the little guys stand up to the people that keep them down.