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Rollover (1981)

The wife of a murdered petrochemical company chairman and a banker investigating the liquidity of his new bank stumble upon an international financial scheme that could lead to global economic collapse.

Director:

Alan J. Pakula

Writers:

Howard Kohn (story), David Shaber (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fonda ... Lee Winters
Kris Kristofferson ... Hubbell Smith
Hume Cronyn ... Maxwell Emery
Josef Sommer ... Roy Lefcourt
Bob Gunton ... Sal Naftari
Macon McCalman ... Jerry Fewster
Ron Frazier Ron Frazier ... Gil Hovey
Jodi Long ... Betsy Okamoto
Crocker Nevin Crocker Nevin ... Warner Ackerman
Marvin Chatinover ... Henry Lipscomb
Ira Wheeler Ira Wheeler ... Mr. Whitelaw (as Ira B. Wheeler)
Paul Hecht Paul Hecht ... Khalid
Norman Snow ... Hishan
Nelly Hoyos Nelly Hoyos ... Lee Winter's Maid
Sally Sockwell Sally Sockwell ... Mrs. Fewster
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Storyline

Lee Winters, the go-getting widow of a murdered petrochemical company chairman, and Hubbell Smith, a professional sent by the First New York Bank chairman Maxwell Emery to investigate the liquidity of one of their banks, fall for each other and team up to get to the bottom of things. Their investigations lead them to the discovery of an international financial scheme involving her husband's company and the Arab states that could lead to global economic collapse and render U.S. dollar worthless.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Money was the motive - and passion, danger and murder was the result! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Rollover-Komplott See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,260,689, 13 December 1981

Gross USA:

$10,851,261

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,851,261
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Company Credits

Production Co:

IPC Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Martha Plimpton. See more »

Quotes

Maxwell Emery: Listen me out! Money, capital, has a life of its own. It's a force of the nature like gravity, like the oceans, it flows where it wants to flow. This whole thing with the Arabs and gold is inevitable, we're just going with the tide. The only question is whether you wanna let it go like an unguided missile and raise hell or whether you wanna keep it in the hands of responsible people, keep it channable, keep it quiet.
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A head of its time
23 March 2009 | by ManoaBoySee all my reviews

Funny how art ultimately imitates life. This movie is like a Nostradomus vision of our current economic situation. Only difference is that the villains aren't Arabs, we just have to look in to the mirror to see who did it to us. Time to buy gold? Time to stock up on emergency provisions? Ebay's founder, PIERRE OMIDYAR, moved to Hawaii but has contingency plans in case of pandemic or economic collapse. See: The Honolulu Advertiser, article on front page of March, 22, 2009. It is a real hoot to see how a billionaire views the world!

So don't forget to stock up on food and water, and if you can't afford a security detail of ex-secret service agents, find yourself a good firearm to protect you and your loved ones.


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