Chemistry so strong you can almost smell it

ROLLOVER—–living down to its title, this 1981 ‘financial thriller’ turned on its back with feet in the air when critics didn’t option and a stiffed public stopped paying interest after $10,851,000.  A worldwide financial crisis comes about, with Evil Arabs the boogeymen.  It pretty much takes the whole system to task, but it doesn’t do it in a way that hooks much attention throughout its 116-minute tour of shady deal-making and slimy personalities.  Jane Fonda and Kris Kristofferson star, but their profit is our loss since they generate scant pep (he’s about as exciting as an adding machine), and Alan J. Pakula’s direction finder is off.  With Hume Cronyn, Josef Sommer, Bob Gunton and Martha Plimpton (debut, age 11).  Jane does sport a stellar wardrobe, so fashion fanciers will enjoy all the gowns, elegant high-ticket garb she wears with assurance. Otherwise, about as much fun as listening to an economist.


“Inspired by this expose of finance, I later married Ted Turner”



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