George Segal
Director: James Goldstone Cast: George Segal
George Segal
, Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark
, Timothy Bottoms
Timothy Bottoms
James Goldstone

Blu-ray (Wide Screen)



Rollercoaster was a by-product of the brief "Sensurround" craze of the 1970s. Nutsoid Timothy Bottoms sabotages an amusement-park roller coaster, killing several innocent revelers. After several other acts of terrorism, Bottoms (whose character is credited as Young Man) presents his demands to the authorities via audio tape: one million dollars, or he'll stage five roller-coaster disasters simultaneously in five different parks. Because detective Harry Calder George Segal evinces a grudging respect for the elusive extortionist, Bottoms declares that only Detective Calder will be permitted to deliver the money. Thus the stage is set for an explosive climax, which during the film's original run was accompanied by the Sensurround effect, a gimmick that electronically caused the filmgoer's chairs to begin shaking and vibrating during the "thrill scenes." As with most disaster flicks of the era, Rollercoaster is top-heavy with "guest stars," including Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino, and Susan Strasberg. Watch for 13-year-old Helen Hunt as Detective Calder's spunky daughter.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2016
UPC: 0826663167368
Original Release: 1977
Rating: PG
Source: Shout Factory
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:59:00

Special Features

Interview with Writer Tommy Cook; Theatrical Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George Segal Harry Calder
Richard Widmark Agent Hoyt
Timothy Bottoms Young Man
Henry Fonda Simon Davenport
Harry Guardino Lt. Keefer
Susan Strasberg Fran
Roger Steffens Radio Technician
Ava Readdy Actor
Helen Hunt Tracy Calder
Dorothy Tristan Helen
Harry Davis Benny
Stephen Pearlman Park Manager Lyons
Gerald Rowe Wayne Moore
Michael Patrick Bell Damerest
Charlie Tuna Rock Concert M.C.
Lonny Stevens Federal Agent
Tom Baker Federal Agents
Craig Wasson Hippie
William Prince Quinlan
Dick McGarvin Owner #1
Harry Basch Owner #3
Arthur Peterson Owner
Richard Altman Mandell
Gloria Calomee Jackie
Robert Quarry Mayor
Jean Rasey Girl in Line
Bruce Kimball Bomb Squad #1
Bruce French Bomb Squad #2
Stephen Mendillo Bomb Squad #3
Larry Holt Bomb Squad #4
Gene Tyburn Bomb Squad
Bill Sorrells Selby
Monica Lewis Tourist Mother
Dick Wesson Tourist Father
Dave Milton Man in Robe
David Byrd Pet Store Owner
Henry Olek Smoking Technician
Bill Saito Oriental Man
Mark Thomas Agent
J. Michael Hunter Shooting Gallery Attendant
Tara Buckman Coaster Attendant
Wayne Tippet Police Captain Christie
Quinn K. Redeker Owner #2
Joe George Guard

Technical Credits
James Goldstone Director
James Alexander Sound/Sound Designer
Edward A. Biery Editor
William Birch Camera Operator
Henry Bumstead Production Designer
Peter Burrell Asst. Director
Tommy Cook Associate Producer
Robert L. Hoyt Sound/Sound Designer
Howard Kazanjian Executive Producer
Jennings Lang Producer
Emile LaVigne Makeup
Richard A. Levinson Original Story,Screenwriter
William Link Original Story,Screenwriter
Burton Miller Costumes/Costume Designer
James W. Payne Set Decoration/Design
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Rick Sharp Makeup
Sanford Sheldon Original Story
Richard M. Sprague Editor
L. Andrew Stone Asst. Director
David M. Walsh Cinematographer
Jesse Wayne Stunts

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