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Rollercoaster (1977)

PG  |   |  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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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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Over twenty amusement parks competed to play the three seen in the movie. See more »

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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 »

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Keefer: They're over the lift. It's too late to stop them now.
Agent Hoyt: Christ.
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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!


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