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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
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Wayne Moore (as Gerald Rowe)
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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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Trivia

Names of roller-coasters in the movie included "The Rocket" (played by "The Southern Belle"), the wooden roller coaster "Rebel Yell" and Magic Mountain's "The Great American Revolution" (aka "La Revolución" and "The Revolution). See more »

Goofs

During the last ride of the Revolution roller coaster, the police chase after the young man. The chase is much longer than the actual roller coaster ride time. See more »

Quotes

Fran: Harry?
Harry Calder: Mmh?
Fran: If you're trying to kill us, at least let me put on some lip gloss.
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A very entertaining ride.
22 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I read a review of this movie indicating that Seagal's acting "almost saved it." I would go farther and say that this movie is enjoyable primarily because of the acting. Segal's Harry Calder is very good and properly understated -- you get the impression of a nice guy with little ambition or tact. Widmark is also good as the know it all cop. However, Bottoms' blackmailer is even better! He plays the young man with the cold, calculating efficiency of the sociopath. Very understated, which is a sign of good acting. I'm reminded of a Jack Lemmon quote describing his early years in film when the director kept telling him "a little less." Bottoms give us the bare minimum, which is perfect for this character. The script is also good, taking what could be an action-only cliché and turning it into a suspenseful "how is he going to do it." Anyone who is looking for high drama or Hitchcock is going to be disappointed. But if you are looking to be entertained then it is a very enjoyable ride.


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