Last year Johnny Knoxville, (he of Jackass fame), produced and starred in a movie called Action Point, a film based on a true story involving the establishment of one of the single most insane and dangerous amusement parks in American History.
Apparently after watching a 2013 documentary about Action Park, based in New Jersey, Knoxville was so inspired by the story that he felt compelled to make a comedy about it. Putting the laughs to one side it now appears that the entire story of Action Park was far more serious as the new documentary Class Action Park: The World’s Most Dangerous Amusement Park details.
The documentary synopsis states:
During its 1980s heyday, New Jersey’s Action Park was known as the world’s most dangerous amusement park. It was as a lawless land, ruled by drunk teenage employees and frequented by drunker teenage guests. The rides ignored basic notions of physics, common sense, and safety. The end result lay somewhere between Lord of the Flies and a Saw movie. But despite countless injuries and deaths, Action Park is looked back at fondly as an insane—but insanely fun—rite of passage. The scars it left? Badges of honor. Class Action Park is the first-ever feature documentary to explore a place that has long since entered the realm of myth. The film peels away the trappings of nostalgia to reveal the shocking truth behind the park and its genius madman founder.
The documentary has yet to confirm a release date but you can keep up-to-date with the production by visiting it’s main website HERE