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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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Cast

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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 Devil's Mine (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

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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They should have showed us the top 10 rollercoasters in the US.
6 August 2000 | by ldskySee all my reviews

The movie was not what I expected they only took you on one rollercoaster. I wanted to at least go on a simulated ride of 3 or 4 rollercoasters not just 1. They also should have used someone else to narrate because the charater was distacting and annoying. They also did not give names and locations of the rides they showed. To much detail about the effects and not enough on the rides themselves.


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