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Thrill Ride: The Science of Fun (1997)

How to create the imagination of movement for fun parks is the theme of this documentary. Although engineers try and try to create machines that shake, tilt, turn, lift and drop people in a... See full summary »

Director:

Ben Stassen
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Paul Harper Paul Harper ... The Miner / LeRoy
Cassandra Peterson ... Herself (as Elvira)
Harry Shearer ... Narrator (voice)
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How to create the imagination of movement for fun parks is the theme of this documentary. Although engineers try and try to create machines that shake, tilt, turn, lift and drop people in a way that fools their senses, the real McCoy cannot be imitated: Roller Coasters just let you experience movement much, much more intense than everything else - even on the screen. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Coaster to Coaster Fun!


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G | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

nWave Pictures | Sony Pictures

Country:

Belgium | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1997 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$56,951, 13 July 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,358,901, 4 May 2003
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Color

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1.44 : 1
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

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Music from Back to the Future (1985)
Written by Alan Silvestri
Published by Music Corporation of America, Inc. (BMI)
Master recording courtesy of MCA Records
by arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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A Great DOCUMENTARY
25 June 2002 | by Opie-7See all my reviews

First off, "Thrill Ride", like many other IMAX movies, is a DOCUMENTARY. In my opinion, "Thrill Ride" was a great DOCUMENTARY. It talks about the progress of amusement park rides and the creation of flight simulators. It takes you on a rollercoaster, and some simulated rides.

But I keep hearing people complain that it wasn't the "WHITE KNUCKLE" movie experience that they expected to see. The title itself, "Thrill Ride: THE SCIENCE OF FUN" is a dead giveaway that the movie is about the science of thrill rides, thus a DOCUMENTARY.

Overall, the images were outstanding, the narration was boring, the sound was great, and the "prospector" tour-guide was annoying, but funny.


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