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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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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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Columbia - A Groupie (as Little Nell)
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Storyline

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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Don't Dream it, Be It! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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15 August 1975 (UK)  »

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Orgía de horror y locura  »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$139,876,417 (USA)
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(Remix for video release)| (35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to Meat Loaf, preparations for the motorcycle scene saw several accidents on the set. His stuntman drove the motorcycle through the scene including up and down several steep ramps. The bike fell off the top tier and landed upside down pinning the stuntman underneath it. Meat Loaf ran over and somehow mustered enough strength to lift the heavy bike just enough to move it off of him. The stuntman did not move for sometime but eventually opened his eyes and told everyone he was OK. He later told him that it was an old stuntman trick to make sure he wasn't suffering any pain or serious injuries before moving. They also needed to get shots of Meat Loaf riding the bike up and down the ramps, so the crew rigged a wheelchair that would hold a set of handlebars and a motorcycle windshield in front of a camera as the crew pulled it up and down the steps. Unfortunately, as they were in the middle of shooting, the wheelchair hit a ridge at the bottom of the steps sending him flying towards the floor and shattering both the camera and the windshield. His stuntman tried to catch him in the process but the ramp caught the stuntman's leg and caused a serious fracture. Meat Loaf also suffered a deep cut on his head. See more »

Goofs

Location of dropped purse during "Dammit, Janet". See more »

Quotes

Frank: In just seven days, I can make you a man. Dig it if you can.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Freddie: Halloween (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can Make You a Man (Reprise)
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon
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User Reviews

Let's do The Time Warp Again!
17 August 1999 | by (chandler, az) – See all my reviews

Oh, come on admit it: we all love this movie and have gone to see it in the theatre. I have only seen it live once, but it was something that I won't soon forget. I still love watching it at home and practice the singing! Tim Curry, Susan and Barry are all hilarious, and the songs will be forever imbedded into your brain. "Damn it Janet, I love you."


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