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
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Did You Know?
The film's director James Goldstone
once said of this movie: "But this is a suspense film not a disaster film. it is in the classic Alfred Hitchcock
and Carol Reed
tradition, in which the criminal challenges the police, and a surrogate, an innocent man, is drawn into the maelstrom". See more
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
[speaking to each other over walkie-talkies
First, Harry, I think I should tell you about the bomb. Would you like to know where it is?
You're holding it.
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