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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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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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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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Sound Mix:

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



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


One night, during a typical midnight screening at a New York theater, a patron was asked to leave before the film ended. This patron was accused of being an impostor. The patron was Tim Curry. See more »


When Brad and Janet are being undressed by Riff Raff and Magenta, it appears that Magenta throws Brad's sweater to Columbia twice. See more »


Frank: Give yourself over to absolute pleasure.
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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 Switched at Birth: As the Shadows Deepen (2013) See more »


Time Warp
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell and Charles Gray
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A gem of a musical that started as a smash play in London, then scored a phenomenal success on the midnight "cult movie" circuit…

A middle-class young couple, motoring in the country on their wedding night, have car trouble in front of a huge mansion… Wanting to use the phone, the two approach the house and go in just as its master, Dr. Frank N. Furter, is leading an experiment… His newly made creature, the body-beautiful Rocky, is ready to be unveiled, and the innocent couple is caught up in this strange household filled with the doctor's campy, exotically dressed admirers… Both the wife and the husband are seduced by this garter-belted "scientist."

The film's first half is fast and funny, with virtually every song a memorable one… But the second half tries to do too much and the film loses much of its potency… Nevertheless, the adorable characters make this a delightful entertainment…

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