Johnny Knoxville movie apparently inspired by infamous defunct Action Park

Posted Friday, March 23, 2018 11:07 AM | Contributed by Jeff

It was only a matter of time before Hollywood capitalized on an amusement park that once injured 110 people, including 10 fractures and 45 head injuries, in just one summer. On Wednesday, a trailer for "Action Point," a fictitious movie based on the wild and dangerous amusement park of the 80s and 90s starring Johnny Knoxville was released.

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Friday, March 23, 2018 1:32 PM

Based on what I've read about Action Park, looks like the filmmakers took a surprising effort toward historically accurate references (well at least compared against the low bar of typical amusement park use as setting in film). I see some of the infamous actual attractions at the park (tennis ball tanks, cannonball slides, alpine coaster) along with a riff on the rainbow logo.

-Keith

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