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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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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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Taglines:

Don't Dream it, Be It! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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15 August 1975 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the midnight showings, not only do patrons dress up, they bring props. There are no hard-and-fast rules on props, but the following is a list of some of the most common:
  • Rice (to be thrown at Ralph and Betty's wedding)


  • Water pistols (back row squirts them during rain scene)


  • Newspapers (for front and middle rows to shield themselves from rain)


  • Flashlights or cigarette lighters ("There's a Light" verse of "Over at Frankenstein Place")


  • Rubber gloves (during and after the creation speech, Frank snaps his gloves three times)


  • Noisemakers (the Transylvanians applaud Frank's creation - so should you)


  • Toilet paper [preferably "Scott's" brand] (when Brad yells "Great Scott!", throw a roll)


  • Confetti (at the end of the "Charles Atlas" reprise, the Transylvanians throw confetti)


  • Toast (when Frank proposes a toast at dinner)


  • Party hat (when Frank puts on his hat to wish Rocky happy birthday, so does the audience)


  • Bell ("When we made it/did you hear a bell ring?")


  • Cards ("Cards for sorrow/cards for pain")


  • The props tend to vary somewhat from city to city, especially as some localities (and theaters) impose restrictions. For example, the "There's a light" prop was almost always lighters during the original 1970s shows, but open flames are now banned in most movie theaters (either by theater policy or by law - and considering that another common prop is newspapers, this is generally a good idea). Another example is that some fans insist that the toast should be buttered. However, many theaters frown on this, due to the mess (and the possibility of someone slipping).


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Goofs

Frank's hair changes in the scene at the dinner when Dr Scott is talking about Eddie. See more »

Quotes

Columbia: [singing] I said hey listen to me. Stay sane inside insanity, but he locked the door and threw away the key.
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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 »

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The Sword of Damocles
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Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Trevor White
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Great fun and hilarious, I'll always love it!
18 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Rocky Horror Picture Show isn't a film for everyone. You need a sense of humor to enjoy, I would say, and must have an open mind.

Back in the 70s I used to see this film almost every weekend with my buddies. It was a blast! The audience participation is so energetic! Dressing up was also something I loved doing (I'd dress as Magenta!) The film is hilarious and the lines delivered are priceless. Kudos to Richard O'Brien for writing such a good script! And the actors were simply amazing!! A first role for many of the stars. Tim Curry stands out as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, 'the sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania', a role he will always be famous and remembered for. He is so hilarious, delivers his lines perfectly and, if I do say so myself, he is quite magnetizing! Susan Sarandon performs great as Janet Weiss and has a very nice singing voice. Barry Bostwick's character, Brad, is simply lovable! Patricia Quinn and Little Nell are 2 beautiful women playing 2 beautiful characters who are also very entertaining! Charles Gray and Jonathan Adams are also a great addition to the film.

Another major plus of this film is the singing and the dancing! Catchy songs and thrilling dance numbers drew me to this film the most! So see it at home, see it in the theater, but just make sure you see it and get ready to have ultimate fun with what is, in my opinion, the best movie out there!!


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