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Rollover (1981)




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Alan J. Pakula directs the political thriller Rollover, produced by leading lady Jane Fonda's production company, IPC Films. Featuring a racist plot and negative stereotypes about the Arab world, this film reflected the American fear of the Middle East prevalent in the early '80s. Fonda stars as former film star Lee Winters, who inherits a multimillion-dollar company when her corporate bigwig husband is murdered. She teams up with banker Hubbell Smith (Kris Kristofferson) in order to find her husband's killer and survive in the world of high-stakes international finance. They become lovers and travel together to Saudi Arabia to secure a loan and to guarantee Lee's spot as the company's board chairman. However, they end up discovering an Arab company's plan to withdraw money from the world's banks in order to destabilize the Western economy. Rollover also stars Hume Cronyn and Josef Sommer. This story also foreshadowed Jane Fonda's marriage to corporate bigwig Ted Turner in 1991.

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Jane Fonda
as Lee Winters
Kris Kristofferson
as Hubbell Smith
Hume Cronyn
as Maxwell Emery
Josef Sommer
as Roy Lefcourt
Bob Gunton
as Sal Naftari
Macon McCalman
as Mr. Fewster
Jodi Long
as Betsy Okamoto
Crocker Nevin
as Warner Ackerman
Marvin Chatinover
as Mr. Lipscomb
Ira Wheeler
as Mr. Whitelaw
Paul Hecht
as Khalid
Nelly Hoyos
as Lee Winter's Maid
Sally Sockwell
as Mrs. Fewster
Martha Plimpton
as Fewster's Older Daughter
Gaby Glatzer
as Fewster's Younger Daughter
Michael Fiorillo
as Winterchem Limo Driver
Marilyn Berger
as Newscaster
Alex Wipf
as Mystery Man
Ahmed Yacoubi
as Older Arab Father
Charlie Laiken
as Faculty Member
Stanley Simmonds
as Sam Nightwatchman
E. Brian Dean
as Nightwatchman
James Sutton
as Vice President
Joel Stedman
as Asst. Vice President
Ron Frazier
as Gil Hovey
Nina Reeves
as Secretary
Michael Prince
as Charlie Winter
Carolyn Larsen
as Hub's Secretary
Rebecca Brooks
as Fax Operator
Art Hansen
as Trader
Ira Lewis
as Trader
Keith Eager
as Emery's Dinner Guest
Dave Ellsworth
as Emery's Dinner Guest
Art Lambert
as Pianist
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Critic Reviews for Rollover

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The dramatic possibilities of the material are weak at best, and its satirical underpinnings are nowhere to be found.

October 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Alan J. Pakula's Rollover is a moody, evocative, wispy thriller that makes some intriguing moves before dissolving like a wet tissue in irresolution.

April 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The movie, once viewed, may seem farfetched, but then so was everything from sliced bread to men in space until it actually came to be.

May 27, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Perhaps I might have liked it if I knew what it was all about.

October 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Diverting doomsday financial-political thriller.

January 8, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…

A talented cast, headed by Jane Fonda, is wasted in Alan Pakula's mediocre political thriller

January 4, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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