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"Rollercoaster" (also known as "Achterbahn", "Rollercoaster il grande brivido") is a Drama/Thriller film directed by James Goldstone, and written by Sanford Sheldon (screen story), released in the USA on June 10 of 1977 . George Segal and Richard Widmark are starring, alongside Timothy Bottoms, Henry Fonda, Harry Guardino and Susan Strasberg.

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Who is the director of "Rollercoaster":

Rollercoaster was directed by James Goldstone, an American director.

Before directing Rollercoaster, James Goldstone had directed Swashbuckler, released in 1976, The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971), Red Sky at Morning (1971), Brother John (1971), Winning (1969), and Jigsaw (1968).

When was "Rollercoaster" released:

Rollercoaster was initially released on Friday, June 10, 1977, in the United States. Also released on this day was For the Love of Benji (dir. Joe Camp). This was forty-two (42) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, December 28, 1977 in France; Thursday, October 06, 1977 in Germany; Friday, December 16, 1977 in Italy and on Saturday, July 16, 1977 in Japan.

What is the casting of "Rollercoaster":

At the casting of Rollercoaster we find George Segal, previously seen in Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) and The Duchess and the Dirtwater Fox (1976); Richard Widmark (The Domino Principle (1977), Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)); Timothy Bottoms (A Small Town in Texas (1976), Operation: Daybreak (1975)) [ more... ]

  • Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda and Harry Guardino also appeared together in Madigan, released in 1968.
  • Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark can both be seen in The Swarm, released in 1978.
  • Susan Strasberg and Henry Fonda also appeared in Stage Struck, released in 1958.
  • George Segal and Henry Fonda can be seen in The Longest Day, released in 1962.

What is the Storyline of "Rollercoaster":

A psychopathic bomber (Timothy Bottoms, credited only as "Young Man" and never referred to by any name in the film) sneaks into Ocean View Amusement Park and places a small radio-controlled bomb on the tracks of the park's wooden roller coaster, The Rocket. The bomb detonates, causing the ride to derail, which kills several riders. Harry Calder (George Segal), a ride inspector who is trying to kick his smoking habit, is called to the park to investigate what initially appears to have been an accident. [...]

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