The movie "Rollercoaster" will air tonight (1/2/02) at 12:15am on AMC. It will air again on 1/30/02 at 3:15pm. It was on this morning also, but I didn't catch it in time to tape it. Just thought I'd let you know in case anyone wanted to see it. If you don't already know, the film features Magic Mountain, before it was owned by Six Flags, and it also features Kings Dominion, before it was a Paramount Park. Rollercoaster also marks the debut of Helen Hunt and Steve Guttenburg. ALSO (if that isn't enough), this movie marked the begining of ACE! Enjoy!
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I watched some of it this morning, and it was definitely a lot better than I expected. But, why didn't they evacuate when they knew they had a mad bomber in their park? If we behaved like the people in most Hollywood movies, we'd all be dead.
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Intamin fan- the reasoning was this; since there was no actual threat to the park, just speculation, the manager saw no reason to shut down the park. He claimed that if he shut it down today, the park would be no less safe the next day. If the man was so intent on blowing up Revolution the day it opened, he would just move his plans to when the park reopened. By this logic, he would have had to shut down the park forever. Therefore, his best option was to leave the park open, according to him. It was a tough decision to make, and I honestly don't know which one I would make in his position. After all, it was just a lucky guess that the bomber was there.
What is the show basically about??? Does it just give history on a lot of the theme parks today, or does it actually talk about roller coasters, give POV's and suff like that?? Is it old, or a new coaster movie that was just released?? ----------------- Six Flags Marine World..... Theme Parks taken to a whole new level.
Actually, this is a Hollywood movie about a terrorist who threatens to blow up rollercoasters...he plays a bunch of mind games with the lead character, and you never know exactly what is going to happen. I love the scene in King's Dominion when he is talking to him on the walkie talkie, and after making him ride the rides and stuff, he finally lets him know the bit secret. Pretty fun stuff. For such an old b-movie, it is actually pretty entertaining. Plus, you get some great shots of King's Dominion and Magic Mountain from almost 30 years ago.
They had some really, really bad music in that movie! Like when they were on the racing woodie, climbing the lift, they'd play suspensful music like the bomb was at the top of the lift, and all that was on the other side? The way down! Oh no! Run! lol. The ending I saw coming, once I saw him hop that fence, I was like, I knew it! Someone better hit an e-stop! Not like that matters as they do not have any mid-course brakes on the ride. Strange movie, really strange movie. ----------------- "If two coaster trains almost hit each other, why is it called a near miss and not a near hit?"
I just got done watching the movie about an hour ago here on the West Coast so its only about 12:15am here. I actually really liked the movie. It was entertaining! It was way better than what I thought it was going to be like!
It looked like Revolution had trim brakes on some of the hills like where they have them now. I thought the Revolution didn't always have trim brakes. Maybe that was a rumor.
Also, at the end when Revolution's train hit the bad guy, how come the train didn't derail or something???? I thought if a coaster train ever hit anyone or anything that big on the track, it would derail the train. Maybe I'm wrong about that too. Well, pretty good movie!
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It takes a whole lot more than that to de-rail a train. A train is on the track with wheels on all 4 sides of the rail, so it's on there pretty strong. I think it could even hit a moose before it derails!!
But if you put a penny on the track... well, that's just asking for trouble.
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I caught the last 20 minutes or so, just enough time to see Revolution standing tall and proud on an EMPTY hillside. EMPTY!!!! What an odd sight, as now (and as long as I can remember) Revoltion twists and turns throughout a heavily wooded tree-filled mountainside, with only the loop plainly visible sticking up through the shrubbery. What an interesting sight. Another odd note is that the night before I caught the end of National Lampoons Vacation (SFMM also) and they also rode Revolution (though it was not really shown in full view).
I hadn't seen it in quite some time, so another viewing was certainly entertaining. I love the fact that the security guards are applying bunting to the track to make it more decorative, and you can see them wrapping the track through the tunnel....like you can see it ON the track anyway. I also love the fact that they are being "stealthy," but they try to disarm the bomb right there on the track, out in the open. Hmmmm....nice screenplay! I always loved the rides on the movie, though. It was filmed in "Sensurround" which supposedly gave you the feeling of being on the coasters. FUN Stuff! -------------------------------- My site is cool. Check it out!
*** This post was edited by nasai on 1/3/2002. ***