Rollercoaster (Movie) is on at 10pm in 5mins!

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 5:57 PM
10pm - 12am AMC If you haven't seen it, don't miss it.

*** This post was edited by Taipan on 7/31/2001. ***
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:20 PM
I just watched it, taped it too. I love this movie, it is a classic! I saw this movie for the first time about 8 years ago, and it is still funny to me! I love the coaster shots!!:):)
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TITAN CRAZED!! *** This post was edited by Frizbee1975 on 8/1/2001. ***
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:21 PM
I just watched it too, it was awesome
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:29 PM
very cool classic.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:32 PM
Just happened to catch the best part of the movie, the whole ending! Speaking of Revolution... this movie gives such great classic shots of the Revolution, my mouth was watering. Looks too good to be true, no headrests even!!!
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:37 PM
And what movie would that be?

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:41 PM
rollercoaster!! read the topic.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 8:58 PM
Does anyone know if they will be showing it again anytime soon?

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Tuesday, July 31, 2001 11:51 PM
www.ultimatecoaster.com/tv.asp will tell you when it's on again.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 6:57 AM
I love this movie. I still get a kick out of it every time I see it. It's so cheesy and so funny. :)

Hey, I never knew "Wonder World" was in Pittsburgh! I love the ad they have for it: "WONDER WORLD: Visit it while in Pittsburgh" :)

Next time it's on, I *must* remember to tape it.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:34 AM
If he really blewup the track (the part with Oceanview Park) wouldn't the upstops and the wheels on the other side of the track stop it from derailing? And could the cars really disconnect from each other like that? hehe, kind of a funny movie. Oceanview when it was still there, Kings Dominion before it was paramount, and Magic Mountain before it was Six Flags. Loved the ending. Ouch.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 8:50 AM
I was thinking the same thing about the cars all disconnecting when it crashed. Either way it was a cheesy yet good movie. I had never seen it before and I was impressed at how much of it was actually filmed on location at Magic Mountain and Kings Dominion. As a side note, watching Revolution without OSTR's makes me wonder why they would change from lapbars. It looked like more fun with lapbars but still looks good. I'm going out to SFMM this August and am looking forward to riding it.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 9:20 AM

I was thinking the same thing about the cars all disconnecting when it crashed. Either way it was a cheesy yet good movie. I had never seen it before and I was impressed at how much of it was actually filmed on location at Magic Mountain and Kings Dominion. As a side note, watching Revolution without OSTR's makes me wonder why they would change from lapbars. It looked like more fun with lapbars but still looks good. I'm going out to SFMM this August and am looking forward to riding it.


The reason why is because looping coasters in California must have OSTRs.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 10:34 AM
The funniest thing in this movie is when he wins a carton of cigarettes at a game booth. That certainly was a different time.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 10:49 AM
I caught this last night. It wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. It was entertaining, if nothing else.

jdancisin, my husband also laughed harder at the cigarette-carton prize than at anything else in the movie. It does indeed reflect how different times were only fifteen years ago.

In my opinion, the funniest line in the movie was "They're over the lift hill! It's too late to stop them now!" My husband and I both started laughing. It also seemed a little unlikely that (apparently) Revolution was being operated with only one train on its opening day.

The footage of the coasters was great -- especially Revolution. I liked how we got to see it all the way from start to finish. I don't know if a coaster would really derail as spectacularly as the Rocket did, but it made for an exciting sequence. Also, did you check out the airtime he was getting on Rebel Yell? :)

Since Revolution is so prominently featured in the movie, it's an interesting coincidence that they showed it shortly after Schwarzkopf's death. It would have been nice if they had mentioned the sad news in the introduction.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 10:59 AM
I was saying the same thing about that one train operation! That ride is blocked for 5 trains, but they only run 3. Anyways...

Im kinda mad. I forgot it was 10pm eastern which is 7pm here in vegas. UGH. This meant by the time I got home from work it was already at the Magic Mtn. part.

Reguardless of the horrible restraints and brakes on way too high, Revolution is a great ride now more than ever with all those trees hiding the majority of the ride! Did anyone notice the reflective decals on the side of the cars? Really cool.

Only one thing tho...The ride came a year or so before the movie, and you can tell with the paint wear on the tracks.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 12:25 PM
I disagree w/ alot of u ppl i thought this movie was pretty bad. The only reason i watched it is because it had the Revolution in it, which was a great coaster, but the movie itself was no very good from a cinimatic point of view
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 12:42 PM
ILKnight, of course it's not "very good," but it's a classic. By today's standards, it's pretty bad - not as bad as some of those movies out there though ;).

Personally, I really only like this movie because it has roller coasters. I compare my liking of this movie to another bad movie - Sudden Death, with Jean-Claude Van Damme that was filmed in Pittsburgh about a madman's plans to blow up the Civic Arena during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I think that movie is one of the worst all-time, but I still enjoy it because it involves hockey and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 1:10 PM
I've always found Rollercoaster to be one of many great movies from that era. If they made it today, Harry would be Freddy Prince Junior or some bunk somebody instead of an identifiable character like what was there. The pace of modern suspense movies is a joke, Rollercoaster is the bomb. It has it all, IMO, that makes a great movie, not a great rollercoaster. Well, come to think of it, suspense makes a good coaster. Almost forgot, SPARKS!
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Wednesday, August 1, 2001 4:28 PM
Duke said:

The reason why is because looping coasters in California must have OSTRs.

Wrong. Both PGA's Greezed Lightning and KBF's Montezooma's Revenge have operated since the late 70's without ever installing shoulder harnesses.

I've heard various excuses, from LA County requiring it, to SFMM's insurance co. insisting on it. Funny though that all the other SF parks with Swartzkopf coasters from this time period still operate without horse collars. Go figure.
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