The Gladiators


1h 45m 1970

Film Details

Also Known As
Gladiatorerna
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Yellow Springs, Ohio, opening: 21 Dec 1970
Production Company
Sandrews
Distribution Company
New Line Cinema
Country
Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

To circumvent global war the great powers devise rituals in which man's aggressive instincts are harnessed. At televised Peace Games sponsored by a spaghetti company, soldiers from many nations participate in deadly computerized war games. In Game 256, monitored by the Swedish army and supervised by a panel of international observers, an allied team of American and European contestants attempts to wrest the control room and computer from Chinese combatants. To this end the allies capture a Chinese female soldier. During a computer malfunction a British warrior falls in love with the prisoner and attempts to escape with her. Unknowingly, a radical French student, intent on sabotaging the system, reactivates the computer, and the panel executes the lovers.

Film Details

Also Known As
Gladiatorerna
Release Date
Jan 1970
Premiere Information
Yellow Springs, Ohio, opening: 21 Dec 1970
Production Company
Sandrews
Distribution Company
New Line Cinema
Country
Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Trivia

Notes

Opened in Linköping, Sweden, in June 1969 as Gladiatorerna; running time: 105 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1969

Released in United States 1969