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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
Kett Turton ... Darrin
Crystal Bublé Crystal Bublé ... Chloe
Brent Glenen Brent Glenen ... Justin
Sean Amsing ... Sanj
David Lovgren ... Ben
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Storyline

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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Dare to Hang on. Dare to let 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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Goofs

Ben puts Justin in car number 16 of the octopus ride. At the end of the ride Justin gets out of car 12. See more »

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Chloe: We came here to die together, Justin.
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Surprising ride with 'Coaster
16 April 2000 | by gx1See all my reviews

Not a disaster pic, not teensplatter fare nor a 3-D actioner, "rollercoaster" is a surprising ride about five very real kids who in one day at a closed-down fair come to terms with the everything that is wrong in their lives. Director Scott Smith turns a good tale here and gets his best performance from the explosive Brendan Fletcher, an actor to watch.

"rollercoaster" got great buzz at the Toronto Film Fest, won Most Popular Canadian feature at the Vancouver Film Fest, Best Canadian Feature at the Victoria Independent Film Fest and is nominated for a Leo award, along with Fletcher and Turton each for Best Actor.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

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March 2000 (USA) See more »

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