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Rollercoaster (1977)

Rollercoaster (1977) Movie


Rollercoaster

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Overview

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Ratings/Votes
6.0/10 (2993 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

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Release Date
(USA) - 10 June 1977
(USA) - 17 June 1977
(Japan) - 16 July 1977
(Sweden) - 1 August 1977
(Hong Kong) - 11 August 1977

All Release Dates

Running Time
119

Tagline
You are in a race against time...and terror. You are pursuing a nameless, faceless man through America's greatest amusement parks...and, for the first time, you are experiencing the most sensational rides of our time, IN SENSURROUND Ride it...in Sensurround Watch out for the Man watching the Rollercoaster

Keywords
amusement-park, blackmail, bomb-squad, disaster, disaster-film, ferris-wheel, fourth-of-july, gun, murder, one-word-title, reference-to-confucius, roller-coaster, swing, terrorism, terrorist, terrorist-plot

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Cast of Rollercoaster

  1. Airington, Michael as (uncredited) [Man 1]
  2. Altman, Richard (I) as [Mandell] <24>
  3. Baker, Tom (II) as [Federal Agent #2] <16>
  4. Basch, Harry as [Owner #3] <22>
  5. Bell, Michael (I) as [Demerest] <13>
  6. Bennett Jr., Charles W. as [Bomb Squad Man] <48>
  7. Bottoms, Timothy as [Young Man] <3>
  8. Byrd, David (II) as [Pet Store Owner] <40>
  9. Davis, Harry (I) as [Benny Neilson] <9>
  10. Elliot, Greg (I) as [Boy in Line] <28>
  11. Fonda, Henry as [Simon Davenport] <4>
  12. Franklin, Gary (I) as [Radio Reporter] <38>
  13. French, Bruce (I) as [Bomb Squad #2] <30>
  14. George, Joe (I) as [Guard] <37>
  15. Guardino, Harry as [Keefer] <5>
  16. Guttenberg, Steve as (uncredited) [Messenger]
  17. Holt, Larry as [Bomb Squad #4] <32>
  18. Hulcher, Mark as [Delivery Boy] <47>
  19. Hunter, J. Michael as [Shooting Gallery Attendant] <52>
  20. Kelley, Bob (IV) as (uncredited) [Virg - FBI agent on tower]
  21. Kimball, Bruce as (as Bruce Kimbell) [Bomb Squad #1] <29>
  22. Mael, Ron as (uncredited) [Himself]
  23. Mael, Russell as (uncredited) [Himself]
  24. McGarvin, Dick as [Owner #1] <20>
  25. Mendillo, Stephen as [Bomb Squad #3] <31>
  26. Milton, Dave (II) as [Man in Robe] <39>
  27. Olek, Henry as [Smoking Technician] <41>
  28. Pearlman, Stephen as [Bert Lyons] <10>
  29. Peterson, Arthur (I) as [Owner #4] <23>
  30. Prince, William (I) as [Quinlan] <19>

  31. All Cast

Genres in Rollercoaster

  1. Thriller

Plot of Rollercoaster

The plot is about a guile young terrorist who is able to blackmail a series of companies by placing home-made radio controlled bombs within the central attraction of amusement parks; roller coasters. Full Plot >>

Business of Rollercoaster

GR: HKD 1,710,595 (Hong Kong) (1977)

Certificate of Rollercoaster

12 (Netherlands)
K-16 (Finland)
16 (Norway)
15 (Sweden)
PG (UK)
PG (USA)
12 (West Germany)

Composers of music of Rollercoaster

  1. Schifrin, Lalo

Cinematographers of Rollercoaster

  1. Walsh, David M. (director of photography)

Costume Designers of Rollercoaster

  1. Miller, Burton

Distributors of Rollercoaster

Cinema International Corporation (CIC) [fi] - (1978) (Finland) (theatrical)
Cinema International Corporation (CIC) [nl] - (1978) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
Esselte Video [fi] - (19??) (Finland) (VHS)
GoodTimes Home Video [us] - (????) (USA) (VHS)
MCA/Universal Home Video [us] - (1993) (USA) (video) (laserdisc)
Mainostelevisio (MTV3) [fi] - (1993) (1997) (Finland) (TV)
National Broadcasting Company (NBC) [us] - (1979) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere) (pan/scan)
Universal Home Entertainment [gb] - (19??) (UK) (VHS)
Universal Home Entertainment [gb] - (2005) (UK) (DVD)
Universal Home Entertainment [us] - (1998) (USA) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Benelux [nl] - (2005) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Universal Pictures Finland Oy [fi] - (2005) (Finland) (DVD)
Universal Pictures [us] - (1977) (USA) (theatrical)

Editors of Rollercoaster

  1. Biery, Edward A.
  2. Sprague, Richard M. (as Richard Sprague)

Misc of Rollercoaster

  1. Erman, Cathi Peyton (assistant to director) (uncredited)
  2. Kazanjian, Howard G. (production executive)
  3. Zahlen, Gary (technical advisor) (uncredited)

Quotes of Rollercoaster

[speaking to each other over walkie-talkies]
Young Man: First, Harry, I think I should tell you about the bomb. Would you like to know where it is?
Harry Calder: Sure!
Young Man: You're holding it.

Young Man: [after the young man tells Harry he is holding the bomb] Do I have your full attention?
Harry Calder: Screw you!

Fran: Harry?
Harry Calder: Mmh?
Fran: If you're trying to kill us, at least let me put on some lip gloss.

Young Man: If they pay me and if they do what I say, I'll never bother them again.
Harry Calder: Are you sure? Maybe you enjoy it.
Young Man: Wrong psychological profile, Harry. I'm not in this for kicks
Harry Calder: Oh yeah, right, it's only the money. You're a businessman. And in a corrupt society, you're no worse than anybody else. We all cheat on our taxes, Detroit makes defective cars.
Young Man: I'm not enjoying this conversation, Harry.
Harry Calder: Then get yourself another messenger boy.

Tracy Calder: Daddy, Confucius say "with faith, man can move mountain."
Harry Calder: I thought Jesus said that.
Tracy Calder: Well, maybe he did. But according to that fortune cookie...
Fran: Which is yours, by the way...
Tracy Calder: Full Quotes >>

Other Titles of Rollercoaster

  1. Achterbahn (1977) (ENG)
    (Austria)

  2. Achterbahn (1977) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  3. Rollercoaster il grande brivido (1977) (ENG)
    (Italy)

  4. Achterbahn (1977) (GER)
    (West Germany)

  5. Rollercoaster il grande brivido (1977) (ITA)
    (Italy)

Shooting/Filming Locations of Rollercoaster

  1. 13006 Cumpston Street, Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, California, USA - (Tracy and Harry's ex-wife's house)
  2. Chasen's Restaurant, Beverly Hills, California, USA
  3. Kings Dominion - 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, Virginia, USA
  4. Macy's Plaza/Hyatt Regency Hotel - 700 S. Flower Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, California, USA - (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
  5. Navy Pier - 600 E. Grand Avenue, Near North Side, Chicago, Illinois, USA
  6. Ocean View Amusement Park - Granby Street at Ocean View Avenue, Ocean View, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
  7. Six Flags Magic Mountain - 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, Valencia, California, USA

Trivia of Rollercoaster

- Most of the actors portraying police officers in the film were actual police officers from the surrounding area. In fact, Charles W. Bennett, Jr., who played Bomb Squad Man, was an actual bomb technician at the time the film was made. He is now (1999) the chief of police in Lynchburg, Virginia.

- The teen-idol fan magazines Tiger Beat and 16 reported to their readers in 1976 that the Scottish glam-rock band the Bay City Rollers were to perform in this film. However, the Rollers never did appear in this (or any other) theatrical film, and another glam-rock outfit, Sparks, are heard on the soundtrack instead.

- The roller coaster featured in the main climax of the movie is the Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA. It opened in 1976 and was the first roller coaster to feature a complete 360-degree vertical loop.

- Some of the amusement park scenes were shot at Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia, just north of Richmond. Kings Dominion is now owned by Cedar Fair.

- Also partially filmed at Ocean View Park in Virginia (including the destruction of the rollercoaster) - see also trivia for _The Death of Ocean View Park (1979) (TV)_ (qv).

- The rollercoaster Full Trivia >>