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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

R  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  15 August 1975 (UK)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Columbia - A Groupie (as Little Nell)
Eddie - Ex Delivery Boy (as Meatloaf)
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Hilary Farr ...
Betty Munroe (as Hilary Labow)
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It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when their car halts in the rain. They both look for contact, only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy. Written by simon

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A Musical Dream Come True (UK quad poster) See more »


Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

15 August 1975 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Orgía de horror y locura  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)


$139,876,417 (USA)

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(Remix for video release)| (35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Petra Leah:  bridesmaid See more »


The chalk heart that Brad draws on the church door during "Dammit Janet" changes shape between shots. See more »


Frank: Do you think I made a mistake splitting his brain between the two of them?
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the film, The credits read: "The characters portrayed in this film are ENTIRELY FICTITIOUS and bear no resemblance to anyone living OR DEAD!" See more »


Referenced in Family Guy: PTV (2005) See more »


Fanfare/Don't Dream It
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Tim Curry, Jonathan Adams, Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon
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User Reviews

A young naive couple experience a modern Frankenstein.
16 September 2005 | by (Seattle, United States) – See all my reviews

Those who gave this gem a low score - Please! Crawl back in your cardboard life and stay there! This film bubbles with zest, wit, subtle humor, raw humor, strange scenes, great songs and a huge host of memorable characters. Most of the characters are drawn as sharply as if a straight razor...well, not straight...as if a razor had been used. Not intended for the super straight part of our culture, which is why it usually plays at midnight shows, but you'll notice that it's been playing steadily for 30 years now, especially along the American coasts, which is a better record that almost anything else you can think of (excluding Gome With The Wind in Atlanta, a single town). I even took my mother to one of the 15 or so theater viewings I've attended. She thought the dressed up audience was a little strange, but she found out why they were so enthusiastic and quite liked the show. It's just a time slip....

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