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Rollercoaster (1977)

 -  Thriller  -  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
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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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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>

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Trivia

The teen-idol fan magazines Tiger Beat and 16 reported to their readers in 1976 that the Scottish glam-rock band the Bay City Rollers were to perform in this film. However, the Rollers never did appear in this (or any other) theatrical film, and another glam-rock outfit, Sparks, are heard on the soundtrack instead. See more »

Goofs

The last portion of the movie at Magic Mountain is depicted as taking place on July 4th but in fact it's easy to tell the filming was done during the winter months. The trees in the park are all dormant. See more »

Quotes

Tracy Calder: Daddy, Confucius say "with faith, man can move mountain."
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Tracy Calder: Well, maybe he did. But according to that fortune cookie...
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Harry Calder: Don't believe everything you read.
Tracy Calder: I think daddy's pissed off.
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entertaining thriller
25 March 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

i thought this was a pretty good little thriller.it kept me entertained throughout,and it never became boring.In a nutshell,it's a about a guy who blows up a roller coaster ride and extorts money from the owners of other amusement parks to keep more of the same from happening to their roller coasters.Timothy Bottoms plays the psychopath,with George Segal as his main nemesis.Bottoms is quite chilling and cold,and Segals' character matches wits him.watch for a young Helen Hunt,as well.i really liked the music by Lalo Schifrin,which is reminiscent of Bernard Herrmann.it really added to the atmosphere.the tension and suspense is down to the wire in this one.for me,Roller-coaster is a 6/10


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