This film got bad reviews when it came out in 1981, back then people found “Rollover” less than convincing. However, today, the realities of how large concentrations of corporate wealth threaten the fragile state of our global economy make this film indistinguishable from our nightly newscasts.
The basic plot involves an actress-turned-business woman (Fonda) and a highly-skilled financial trouble-shooter (Kristofferson) who align themselves professionally and romantically. The paranoia and distrust central to the film not only infects their relationship but finds a larger manifestation in the precarious relationship between Saudi Oil and the world economy. Sound familiar?