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Rollerball

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Overall: D
Violence: D-
Sexual Content: D+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 98
Theater Release: 07 Feb 2002
Video Release: 17 Jun 2002
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Although the local coalminers are barely scraping by, they continue to bet on the rollerball games. Referred to as the Atlantic City syndrome, this habit hurts the already impoverished community. Why do you think people continue to gamble even when they have meager incomes?

One characters says, “If they’ll buy it, I’ll sell it.” What extremes do you think people will go to in order to make a dollar? What was Petrovich willing to risk to make more money?

A lot of attention goes into how Jonathan holds a bottle he is drinking from. Why are advertisers so concerned about these little details? How important is product sponsorship in the success of sports? Can you think of any examples of this kind of marketing in your favorite sport? What do you think would happen if companies pulled their advertising from sporting events?

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