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Rollercoaster (1977)

PG | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 June 1977 (USA)
A blackmailer threatens to sabotage roller-coasters at various American amusement parks if he isn't paid a huge ransom.

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Keefer
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Fran
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Helen
Harry Davis ...
Benny
Stephen Pearlman ...
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Demerest
Charlie Tuna ...
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Lonny Stevens ...
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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Attractions at the King's Dominion amusement park in Doswell, Virginia seen in the film included a replica of the Eiffel Tower, an antique modern mono-rail, a Lion Country Safari monorail, and the Rebel Yell twin-racing rollercoaster. See more »

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When the rollercoaster at Magic Mountain goes down for the first time, a shadow of the gear holding the camera is visible for a moment. See more »

Quotes

Young Man: [after the young man tells Harry he is holding the bomb] Now, do I have your full attention?
Harry Calder: Screw you!
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References Sesame Street (1969) See more »

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Fill 'Er Up
Written by Ron Mael
Performed by Sparks
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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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