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Released 1977
Distributor Universal

Rollercoaster, director James Goldstone’s disaster thriller about a mad bomber’s plot to destroy an amusement park, was the third film presented in the seat-shaking audio process known as Sensesurround. Though it stars such personable actors as George Segal and Richard Widmark and boasts some spectacular action scenes, the film was only a modest success, perhaps due in some part to its main competition that summer of 1977, Star Wars.

About Alan Spencer

Alan Spencer is best known for creating the classic satirical eighties sitcom Sledge Hammer! and the recent controversial "ultra violent" comedy Bullet in the Face for IFC. For years he's been regarded as one of Hollywood's top script doctors and has never lost a patient.