Future Sport

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4.21 h 30 min1998R
In 2025, Futuresport is the organized sport of the planet. But someone else is getting organized and their game is war.
Directors
Ernest R. Dickerson
Starring
Dean CainVanessa L. WilliamsWesley Snipes
Genres
Science FictionSuspenseAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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TerranReviewed in the United States on May 29, 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars
The way of the world...
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Futuresport is an electrically charged combination ice hockey-basketball game that is invented to prevent gang violence - territory disputes are settled by which team wins the game. Ten years after its world-wide exploitation, Futuresport is THE game on the planet and Tre Ramsey its #1 star. But it is only utilized as a sporting event, until Tre Ramsey gets the idea the world could return to its basic premise for the game, at least for now: settling land disputes. The land under dispute is the Hawaiian Islands, which North America wants to retain, yet the HLO - Hawaiian Liberation Organization - wants to reclaim as independent. HLO's method of liberation is through acts of terrorism, and also through the targeted assassination of the most famous part-Hawaiian in the world - Tre Ramsey - someone who has been vocally against the methods utilized by the HLO. Tre is targeted as a "traitor." The #2 target of assasination is Tre's old girlfriend, a journalist who's politically active against HLO and had originally promoted Futuresport and Tre Ramsey into prominence years earlier. The climax of the film is a North American Alliance game of Futuresport against the Pan Pacific Alliance to settle the territory dispute of the Hawaiian Islands, foregoing an all-out war. The plots and intersecting - and numerous - characters are worth watching more than once, just to make sure you get it all. If you're not paying attention, you're going to miss something. The performances are uniformly good; the technology intriguing and fun; Futuresport itself fast-paced. Vanessa Williams is the journalist, and does a fine job, but has a peculiar jaundiced look to her skin, as well as orange-tinted hair, presumably representing the super-chic style of the time. Dean Cain is Tre Ramsey, attired in casual-expensive and sporting a permanently unshaven look. The only real problem with this movie is it's too short at ninety minutes to do the characters and the complexity of the plot the service it deserves. As far as the DVD is concerned, the only extra is the trailer, which is also fast-paced and image-laden.
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Nina L WReviewed in the United States on March 20, 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome
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For having been made in 1997, you would never guess it. It's a great futuristic movie. It is fast paced for that year. Dean and Wesley did a super display of wisdom, courage and seeing to it that good wins over evil. Vanessa Williams also performed well too. It's not a good movie necessarily for children, thus the R rating. But the moral of the story is super. Sometimes we have to go back to our roots to see ourselves as others see us today and how or where we veered off the right path, so that we can get back on with the right decisions this time. It's about what really matters most, money and fame or good and descent morals. Good movie.
dhartReviewed in the United States on November 26, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Entertaining futuristic sci fi
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A pretty good sci fi flick with a good cast and well acted. Dean Cain plays a star of the newest world sport Futuresport in a future where people are more concerned with their popularity score than the world around them. The world is now divided and on the edge of a war between North America and the Asian Pacific countries (Including Australia) when Cain comes up with the idea of playing a game of Futuresport to decide the outcome rather than having a war that will kill millions. With the outcome of the world at risk the game is on. Enough action going on to get most fans happy.
robert woodsReviewed in the United States on August 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
great acting
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the game action
ZACReviewed in the United States on June 11, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Awesome product, got here on time
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Awesome product, got here on time! This is a movie I used to watch with my dad when it was only available on VHS, now that I have he DVD I can watch it again!
thundergodReviewed in the United States on November 4, 2012
4.0 out of 5 stars
Another good movie
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I never heard of this movie either, but I am familier with the two actors; Dean and Wesley - both very good actors. I reccommend this movie.
Rob GallagherReviewed in the United States on September 19, 2016
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Five Stars
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Great film.
MelReviewed in the United States on April 21, 2015
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Five Stars
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thank you
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