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Rollercoaster (1977)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  17 June 1977 (USA)
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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 »

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

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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 »


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Trivia

The rollercoaster crash that kicks off the film was significantly more graphic in its depiction of flying bodies and gore as the cars derail and topple over, and the sequence was toned down considerably before the film was released. See more »

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At the weighing machine Calder weighs 210lb with his briefcase, and 155lb without in. A case weighing 55lb (around 25kg) would be difficult to carry for any distance. See more »

Quotes

Tracy Calder: Daddy, Confucius say "with faith, man can move mountain."
Harry Calder: I thought Jesus said that.
Tracy Calder: Well, maybe he did. But according to that fortune cookie...
Fran: Which is yours, by the way...
Tracy Calder: ...Confucius said it too.
Harry Calder: Don't believe everything you read.
Tracy Calder: I think daddy's pissed off.
Harry Calder: Where does she learn language like that?
[Fran shrugs]
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Hello! Ma Baby
(uncredited)
Written by Joseph E. Howard and Ida Emerson
[Singing Mushrooms in amusement park]
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A white knuckle winner.
4 October 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Roller-coaster is not a disaster movie. Do not cheapen it by labelling it with this tag. It is a suspense thriller. A lunatic is stalking Americas theme parks and sabotaging the coasters. Cue, Harry Calder(George Segal), a burned out safety inspector who is designated to track the maniac.A tense game of cat and mouse follows with the psycho using Harry as his confidant, calling him regularly, with an almost begrudging respect. This nut is so insane, he actually likes Harry!Timothy Bottoms is excellent, giving a super-creepy performance as the saboteur.Roller-coaster boasts great performances, superb photography and some classic dialogue exchanges. And hey, you've got Richard Widmark AND Henry Fonda thrown in there too! Roller-coaster - a seminal 70's thriller.


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