Oh my, this is exceptionally bad. Sadly not "good bad", just "bad bad".
The dubbed, german title is "Rollercoaster of death", but even this is misleading. :)
On another note: I think that the Big Dipper is one of the most used woodies in film history. I remember seeing it numerous times in many different films. Most notably in "the Sting 2". Can anyone confirm this? Maybe it was the closest to Hollywood before Colossus got built?
Major motion pictures featuring the Giant Dipper include "Sting II," "The Lost Boys," "Dangerous Minds," and Clint Eastwood’s "Sudden Impact," as well as television productions such as the 1996 NBC movie, "Thrill," starring Antonio Sabato, Jr.
I (sadly) haven´t seen "Death of OVP", but your description reminds me of another cinematic masterpiece. I think its with Hulk Hogan (or someone else) and its called something with "Mega Mountain" (or something else) :) Excuse this no-info but I just saw it once on german tv and couldn´t believe my eyes. I think "Mega Mountain" is actually Elitch Gardens (or something else) and it features a control booth from where you could control the whole park. I think they sped up the coasters from there and made it stop in the apex of a loop. (Spectacular special effects included a sudden freeze-frame of the picture!)
Its overall cheeziness nearly managed to beat "Kiss meets the Phantom of the Park". Which is undoubtedly the ultimate theme-park movie EVER.
Kiss meets the Phantom is classic. It was made right when some of the guys were having their biggest problems. In several scenes Ace is played by an African-American man! I haven't seen that one for way too long - I need to buy it.
Check out the link Moosh, all those movies were definitely filmed at SCBB. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen the BP GD in any movie. Seems as though Hollywood understandably prefers a full scale seaside park, or the generic theme park look of SFMM.
Death of OVP is hard for me to watch for other reasons, such an amazing looking classic woodie blown to bits for a cheesy low budget crappy movie. Never rode the Rocket, but the layout looked incredible and packed with airtime, what a f'ing waste!
"Kiss meets the Phantom of the park", what a classic. I found it on VHS a few years ago in a Wal-mart bargain bin. I haven't noticed those scenes with Ace! Now I have to dig it out again. Yes, I'm going to subject myself to hearing Peter Criss sing "Beth" again!
Funny, how that girls name just happens to be Beth!
The battle with the robotic monkeys: Does that take place on Colossus?