Rollercoaster (1977)

Somewhere in the crowd is a killer who can turn smiles into screams.

  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1977-06-10
  • User Rating: 5.9/10 from 131 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Universal Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: James Goldstone
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From 131 Ratings


A young terrorist kills and injures patrons of a Norfolk amusement park by placing homemade explosives on the track of one of its roller coasters. After staging a similar incident in Pittsburgh, he sends a tape to a meeting of major amusement park executives in Chicago, demanding $1 million to make him stop.

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  • George Segal

    as Harry Calder
  • Richard Widmark

    as Agent Hoyt
  • Timothy Bottoms

    as Young Man
  • Harry Guardino

    as Keefer
  • Susan Strasberg

    as Fran
  • Henry Fonda

    as Simon Davenport
  • Helen Hunt

    as Tracy Calder
  • Dorothy Tristan

    as Helen
  • Harry Davis

    as Benny Neilson
  • Stephen Pearlman

    as Bert Lyons
  • G.F. Rowe

    as Wayne Moore
  • Wayne Tippit

    as Police Captain Christie
  • Michael Bell

    as Demerest
  • Robert Quarry

    as Mayor
  • Richard Altman

    as Mandell
  • Gloria Calomee

    as Jackie
  • Quinn K. Redeker

    as Owner #2
  • Craig Wasson

    as Hippie Boy
  • Jean Rasey

    as Girl in Line
  • Greg Elliot

    as Boy in Line
  • Tara Buckman

    as Coaster Attendant
  • Monica Lewis

    as Tourist Mother
  • Dick Wesson

    as Tourist Father
  • Bruce Kimball

    as Bomb Squad #1
  • Bruce French

    as Bomb Squad #2
  • Stephen Mendillo

    as Bomb Squad #3
  • Larry Holt

    as Bomb Squad #4
  • Gene Tyburn

    as Bomb Squad #5
  • Ron Mael

    as Self - Sparks
  • Russell Mael

    as Self - Sparks
  • Steve Guttenberg

    as Messenger
  • Arthur Peterson

    as Owner
  • Mark Thomas

    as Agent with Red Hat
Art Henry Bumstead Production Design
Sound Lalo Schifrin Original Music Composer
Production Jennings Lang Producer
Camera David M. Walsh Director of Photography
Directing James Goldstone Director
Writing Sanford Sheldon Screenstory
Writing Richard Levinson Screenplay
Writing Richard Levinson Screenstory
Writing William Link Screenplay
Writing William Link Screenstory
Editing Edward A. Biery Editor
Editing Richard M. Sprague Editor
Writing Tommy Cook Story
Production Tommy Cook Associate Producer
Crew Bob Herron Stunts
Crew Jadie David Stunts