Directed by James Goldstone.
Starring George Segal, Timothy Bottoms, Richard Widmark, Harry Guardino, Susan Strasber, Henry Fonda, Helen Hunt, Wayne Tippit, Steve Guttenberg, and Craig Wasson.
A bomber threatens to blow up rollercoasters in various amusement parks unless his ransom demands are met.
Riding the crest of a wave of disaster movies in the late 1970s, Rollercoaster centres around the premise of a bomber setting off explosives on theme park rollercoasters, which marked a move away from the natural disasters of movies like Earthquake that were popular at the time. What also marks Rollercoaster out as a different kind of thriller is that the actual event of blowing up a rollercoaster is shown and done with in the first 15 minutes of the film, during which only a few conversational words are muttered by some of the staff of the amusement park but nothing else. It’s a bold