vrijdag 11 december 2015

100 Movie Challenge 2015 - # 160: Rollercoaster

Director: James Goldstone
Genre: Drama/ Action/ Thriller/ Crime
Runtime: 119 minutes
Year: 1977
Starring: George Segal, Richard Widmark, Timothy Bottoms, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino, Susan Strasberg, Helen Hunt, Dorothy Tristan, Harry Davis, Stephen Pearlman, G.F. Rowe, Wayne Tippit, Michael Bell, Charlie Tuna, Lonny Stevens

Description: A blackmailer (Timothy Bottoms) threatens to sabotage roller-coasters at various American amusement parks if he isn't paid a huge ransom.

Review: A terrorist causes panic in theme parks by sabotaging rollercoasters. He wants a million dollars or else it will happen again. When he receives marked bills, he promises to strike again on the 4th of July. It’s up to inspector Harry Calder to investigate the case and to prevent from anything happening.
The film starts with some great shots on a rollercoaster, you know something bad is going to happen, but never when. It’s all done very well. It’s a solid thriller and I liked the interaction between Harry Calder and the terrorist. You can also enjoy Henry Fonda and a very young Helen Hunt in her first role ever.
I liked “Rollercoaster”, it was more entertaining than I thought. It could have been more and it’s maybe a tad bit long. But “Rollercoaster” was solid thriller that I probably never saw if it wasn’t for this Scavenger Hunt.

Rating: 3,5/ 5

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