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Q: Broadcast date for the movie "Rollerball" ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Broadcast date for the movie "Rollerball"
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Television
Asked by: garyvii-ga
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Posted: 04 Mar 2005 10:26 PST
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Question ID: 484707
On what date was the movie "Rollerball", starring James Caan, first
broadcast on television?  It would have to be after 1975, which is
when the movie was first released. It would also most likely have been
broadcast on the ABC network, since a promo for it appeared on "The
Wide World of Sports."
Subject: Re: Broadcast date for the movie "Rollerball"
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 04 Mar 2005 11:10 PST
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February 9, 1977

A listing for the TV premiere appeared in the NY Times:

NY Times
February 9, 1977
pg 53

9:00 (2) MOVIE: Rollerball (1975)...Long on sci-fi effects, short on
subsstance (2 hrs, 35 mins) (Television Premiere) (Network advises
that the program deals with a mature theme).

Hah!  They call that mature!?!?

By the way, channel 2 in NYC is CBS not ABC.  

Please let me know if there's anything else I can do for you on this
question.  Just post a Request for Clarification, and I'm at your


search strategy:  Searched the NY Times archives for [ rollerball ]
garyvii-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
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