San Francisco in Cinema: Rollerball

Sacramento Street near Grant Avenue
Rollerball is the 2002 remake about a culture under global corporate domination. Violent Rollerball, a track game played with motorcycles and roller skaters, is the blood sport of society. Chris Klein stars as Jonathan Cross, who races down San Francisco's steep streets on his back, against traffic, before moving on to the big time as a Rollerballer. This downtown stretch of Sacramento Street along Nob Hill, Chinatown, and the Financial District is a featured location. LL Cool J and Rebecca Romijn-Stamos also appear. Critics hated this remake, directed by John McTiernan, who also made "Die Hard." The superior 1975 original was directed by Norman Jewison. Both versions were written by William Harrison from his story Roller Ball Murders.

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