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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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Connections

Features This Is Cinerama (1952) 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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Not what I expected
16 August 1999 | by bcsiegfrSee all my reviews

I expected to see a movie about thrill ride. What I saw was an interminable advertisement for the new cinedome/imax "rides" that cost so much money at places like Las Vegas. There was only the barest minimum about actual roller coasters. Most people leaving the theatre expressed the same disappointment. Most of us who care already have an idea of what goes into rendering. The rest of the people just wanted to have some fun. All were disappointed...


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