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Looking for a movie I watched growing up. Don't remember too much detail.

What I remember:

  • Slightly futuristic
  • A group of kids roller blading
  • A sphere that was somewhat magical
  • One of the (bad) kids gets engulfed in ants due to sphere

I thought that the move was called "The Sphere". But it's not as far as I can find.

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We don't unfortunately know when you were growing up .... can you tell us roughly when you saw the movie? – iandotkelly Oct 7 '13 at 2:51
You got it. Man this brings back memories! Thanks a ton!! – user6338 Oct 7 '13 at 13:17
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Perhaps this is Solarbabies, an Action/Sci-Fi movie from 1986.

According to this Wikipedia plot summary:

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic future in which most of Earth's water has been controlled. The future is bleak and is controlled by the Eco Protectorate (a para-military organization that governs the planet's new order). There are also children, mostly teenagers, living in orphanages created by the Protectorate, designed to indoctrinate new recruits into their service. [...] The orphans play a rough sport which is a hybrid of lacrosse and roller-hockey. Playing is the only thing that unites them other than the futile attempts of the Protectorate to control them.

While hiding in a cave, Daniel finds a mysterious orb with special powers. The orb is an alien intelligence called Bohdai, who miraculously restores Daniel's hearing and has other powers, such as creating rain indoors.

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