Rollover (1981)

Alan J. Pakula directs Jane Fonda for a third time (“Comes a Horseman”and “Klute,” for which she won her first Best Actress Oscar) in this intense but preposterous political drama, co-starring Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn and Josef Sommer.

Fonda plays Lee Winters, a former film star who inherits a multi-million dollar company after her corporate magnate husband is murdered. Winters teams up with banking consultant Hubbell Smith (Kristofferson) in order to find her husband’s killer and survive the world of high stakes international finance.
 
The plot is by turns pretentious, unbelievable, and incomprehensible, and the superlative cast, both lead and supporting, is wasted on a film that’s poorly directed by a man, who has given us so many good features, including “All the President’s Men” and" Klute.”
 
An artistic and commercial failure, "Rollover" may be Pakula's worst film.