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Rollercoaster (1999)

R | | Drama | March 2000 (USA)
In pursuit of fantasy, five teenagers hop the fence of a now defunct amusement park. While apparently a mindless diversion, for two of them the park is the setting for a more fatal bid at escape.

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Scott Smith

Writer:

Scott Smith
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Brendan Fletcher ... Stick
Birkett Turton ... Darrin (as Kett Turton)
Crystal Bublé Crystal Bublé ... Chloe
Brent Glenen Brent Glenen ... Justin
Sean Amsing ... Sanj
David Lovgren ... Ben
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In a desperate hour, five teenagers choose a bankrupt amusement park to let loose and pursue a fantasy. Darrin, his girlfriend Chloe, his best friend Stick, the group clown Sanj and Darrin's tag-along kid brother Justin "borrow" their group home counselor's car for a day of escape at Wonder World. Fueled by booze, drugs and unspoken tensions between them, the friends revel aimlessly through the silent rides in search of Ben, a notorious and apparently teen-friendly security guard. Ben allows them to stay, but in return exacts the most private of fees. Soon the rides are alive, but the fantasy holds little solace for those facing demons. Darrin hatches an alternative plan, and by trapping Ben in the dizzying Zipper, they succeed in commandeering the rides. The blaring music, bright lights and bucketing machines of the midway are a futile escape, for in its midst a darker purpose lurks; after night has fallen, Darrin and Chloe intend to end their carnival in a tableau of sacrifice by ... Written by [ Dark Angel Grace ]

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A film about a choice - between a life holding on, or a death letting go. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual content, drug use/drinking, all involving teens
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In the very beginning, in the left hand corner, you can see the director's head and camera box. See more »

Quotes

Justin: [about Ben the security guard] ... He's a fag.
Stick: No he's not, Justin... I'm a fag! He just fucks kids.
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reflective
28 September 1999 | by Skink-5See all my reviews

Overall a good movie. However, not a movie to take a first time date to. If you do, you might not feel very cheery for the rest of the evening. Think of it as a movie to reflect on. This is not for wimps, or people with real emotional problems.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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March 2000 (USA) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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