Does anyone know what make and model motorcycle was used for Rollerball? I'd like to make my own model.
Bikes used in the movie = Honda CB 125
Hi,I think the motorbikes were Honda but I m not sure of the model.
Somewhere in my files there is a picture taken outside in a London street of some practicing shots for the grab handle fastened to the back. Honda is clearly seen in the tank.
If I can find it I will let you know more.
Hope this helps a little.
A gamer friend pointed me in your direction recently. Nice site — can't believe it took me until now to find it. I too am a huge fan of the movie; in fact, I've been writing about Rollerball for years and even designed a game based on everyone's favorite future death sport.
My history of the evolution of Rollerball has been online for awhile, but was recently located to my game site http://speedrally.net. The thing you'll find most interesting is I managed to track down a set of the actual rules from the 1975 press kit. As far as I know, I'm the only one who's ever posted them online.
You and your fellow fans might also be interested in the boardgame that I published about a decade ago.
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Hi Joe, there are a lot of differences from the book to the film as I'm sure you have noticed.
How do I publish pictures on this sight, its a shame as I'm a huge fan, and can share loads of great stuff.
Studio filming of Rollerball was done in Pinewood Studio in London, England, same buildings as James Bond films.
For the Teams page, you can tell which corporation the teams play for by the banners that are in the stands, which have the initial of the corporation in a white circle on a colored field.
The colors of the corporations also seem to be consistent (see the little tabs that many of the people have on their collars, denoting which corporation they work for, as well as the overall color scheme in corporate buildings).
Based on the flags shown in the film, blue (NY and Paris) is Transportation, yellow (Tokyo) is Luxury (not Communications), green (Madrid) is Food, and orange (Houston) is obviously Energy. That leaves Housing and Communications unaccounted for. It's very, very hard to make out, but purple (Rome) seems to be Housing based on the few blurry shots we see in the Multivision special in the film.
Based on the scene where Mr. Bartholomew is speaking with the Executive Directorate, the other corporate color is light blue, which would make it Communications.
Hope that helps!
yes grayhawk, thats what i always understood them to be.
I'm glad you noted this. It's a long time since anyone commented on this site.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.