Sneak Peak of New Movie That’s Inspired by Dangerous NJ Amusement Park
A New Jersey based movie called "Action Point" is hitting theaters tonight, starring Johnny Knoxville who plays a character named D.C. In the movie, he owns a cheap, out-of-control amusement park where the rides are unsafe.
Whew, glad to be back after some time away with this sneak peek from my new film Action Point. Btw I walked away from this stunt relatively unscathed with stitches above my left eye and a few weeks worth of whiplash. Other stunts in the film I wasn’t so lucky.😉 ok, hugs to everybody. ❤️ Knox #ActionPoint #june1st #wahoo
However, this movie is far from fictional in the sense that Knoxville says it's based on a real-life New Jersey amusement park called "Action Park." Some may remember Action Park in Vernon, NJ as one of the most dangerous theme parks in the world before it closed after opening in 1979.
Knoxville says they had to film the movie in South Africa -- a location dangerous enough for the movie's stunts in order to depict what actually happened here in New Jersey.
In total, the movie cost $19 million to produce... check it out in full across theaters tonight!