Trailer for HBO's 'Class Action Park,' about the most dangerous amusement park in history

Action Park was the stuff of legend even before it shut down for its unbelievably dangerous attractions and laissez-faire attitudes about things like regulations, safety protocols, and keeping patrons alive while on premises. Now HBO Max presents Class Action Park, "the first-ever feature-length documentary to explore the legend, legacy, and truth behind a place that long ago entered the realm of myth."

Via HBO Max:

To some, New Jersey's infamous Action Park was the most spectacularly fun amusement park on Earth: A place where unruly 1980s teenagers were given free rein to go gonzo on strange contraptions that seemed to violate the laws of common sense (and perhaps physics). To others, it was an ill-conceived death trap. One thing is sure: It's the type of place that will never exist again. Shirking the trappings of nostalgia, the film uses investigative journalism, newly unearthed and never-before-seen documents and recordings, original animations, and interviews with the people who lived it to reveal the true story for the first time. The documentary features an original score by The Holladay Brothers.

Johnny Knoxville's Action Point was a thinly-veiled homage to Action Park that allowed him to dress up as an old man and get injured on camera.

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