MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,246 this week

Rollercoaster (1977)

PG  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  17 June 1977 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 3,858 users  
Reviews: 74 user | 27 critic

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screen story), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 32 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Rollercoaster" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Rollercoaster (1977)

Rollercoaster (1977) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Rollercoaster.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: John Leone
Stars: Henry Fonda, Eileen Brennan, Austin Pendleton
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A psychotic sniper plans a massive killing spree in a Los Angeles football stadium during a major championship game. The police, led by Captain Peter Holly (Charlton Heston) and SWAT ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Charlton Heston, John Cassavetes, Martin Balsam
Earthquake (1974)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Various stories of various people as an earthquake of un-imagineable magnitude hits Los Angeles.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy
The Swarm (1978)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A huge swarm of deadly African bees spreads terror over American cities by killing thousands of people.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Michael Caine, Katharine Ross, Richard Widmark
City on Fire (1979)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

A pyromaniac, ex-employee of a city oil refinery creates an explosion at the facility which starts a chain-reaction of fires that engulf the entire city.

Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

How World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Helmut Berger, Samantha Eggar, Giuliano Gemma
Clarence Darrow (TV Movie 1974)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The taped performance of Henry Fonda's one-man show was aired as "IBM Presents Clarence Darrow" on September 4, 1974, on NBC.

Director: John Rich
Stars: Henry Fonda, John Houseman
The Serpent (1973)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Russian diplomat hatches a complicated plan to enable him to defect to the West.

Director: Henri Verneuil
Stars: Yul Brynner, Henry Fonda, Dirk Bogarde
Skyjacked (1972)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A crazed Vietnam vet bomber hijacks a Boeing 707 in this disaster film filled with the usual early '70s stereotypes, and demands to be taken to Russia.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Charlton Heston, James Brolin, Yvette Mimieux
Rollercoaster (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

In pursuit of fantasy, five teenagers hop the fence of a now defunct amusement park. While apparently a mindless diversion, for two of them the park is the setting for a more fatal bid at escape.

Director: Scott Smith
Stars: Brendan Fletcher, Kett Turton, Crystal Bublé
Achterbahn (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A portrait of an unusual man, a highly emotional family drama and a fascinating crime story all at once.

Director: Peter Dörfler
Stars: Marcel Witte, Norbert Witte, Pia Witte
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young woman starts to get visions of a disaster happening at a local amusement park.

Director: E.W. Swackhamer
Stars: Mike Connors, Diana Canova, Perry Lang
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Agent Hoyt
...
Young Man
...
Simon Davenport
...
Keefer
...
Fran
...
Tracy Calder
...
Helen
Harry Davis ...
Benny Neilson
Stephen Pearlman ...
Bert Lyons
G.F. Rowe ...
Wayne Moore (as Gerald Rowe)
Wayne Tippit ...
Police Captain Christie
...
Chuck Demerest
Charlie Tuna ...
Rock Concert MC
Lonny Stevens ...
Federal Agent #1
Edit

Storyline

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. The young man played by Timothy Bottoms gives a hard time to the cops after they give him UV marked money. He then wants revenge and places a bomb in a roller coaster at the most important amusement park event of the year. Written by Nebiros <nebiros@informador.com.mx>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You are in a race against time...and terror. You are pursuing a nameless, faceless man through America's greatest amusement parks...and, for the first time, you are experiencing the most sensational rides of our time, IN SENSURROUND See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 June 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Achterbahn  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Also partially filmed at Ocean View Park in Virginia (including the destruction of the rollercoaster) - see also trivia for The Death of Ocean View Park (1979). See more »

Goofs

During the catastrophic accident in the beginning of the movie, most of the people in the roller coaster cars are obviously dummies. See more »

Quotes

Young Man: [after the young man tells Harry he is holding the bomb] Do I have your full attention?
Harry Calder: Screw you!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Boom! Hollywood's Greatest Disaster Movies (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Big Boy
Written by Ron Mael
Performed by Sparks
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Suspense Drama,
5 December 2005 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

Unforgettable Suspense, drama which opens with a terrifying Scene Of a derailment of a roller-coaster which is no accident, It's the work of an unstable extremist(Timothy Bottoms),who is an electronics expert, His sole purpose is to Blackmail $1 million from a group of amusement park owners.

George Segal, plays Harry Caulder, a likable safety inspector Who becomes Involved in the increasingly Tense, attempts to track down The saboteur,Richard Widmark plays a tough federal agent on the case, There is an extended cameo of sorts, by Henry Fonda Who plays Segals Boss, Roller-coaster has an excellent script by Richard Levinson &William Link. who have written episodes of Colombo,

Roller-coaster is a film first, Iam sure it was the first film to Feature a lot of early Steadicam work which admirably works well in the the opening and climax,

It also marks the debut Of Helen Hunt,A young Steve Guttenburg has a walk on part (Check out his afro! From its terrifying opening, to the tension filled finale Roller-coaster 'will have you on the edge of your seat!


13 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
All that cigarette smoking mike_cable
Anyone who knows something about roller coasters catch this error? markoship
I was a background extra (Kings Dominion segment) surfinva
Edited crash scenes anna-shaw
Magic Mountain then and now Sandfire
remake femgoo
Discuss Rollercoaster (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?