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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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A remake of the 1970's Rocky Horror Picture Show

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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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Action-packed... lotsa larfs & sex... gorgeous gals... thrills & chills... Transylvanian parties... romance See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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31 August 1975 (Italy)  »

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Orgía de horror y locura  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)

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$139,876,417 (USA)
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The film is based on "The Rocky Horror Show" stage play written by Richard O'Brien who based it off of his love of classic science fiction and horror films. It originally premiered at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs in London on June 19th, 1973 starring Tim Curry, Julie Covington, Christopher Biggins, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Paddy O'Hagan and Rayner Bourton. See more »

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At the end of "Time Warp", Janet pokes her elbow into Brad and says, "Say Something", twice. Once in a wide angle shot, and again, a few moments later, in the close-up. See more »

Quotes

The Criminologist: It's just a jump to the left.
All: And then a step to the right!
The Criminologist: With your hands on your hips...
All: You bring your knees in tight! But it's the pelvic thrust / That really drives you insane / Let's do the time warp again!
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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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Wild And Untamed Thing
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Tim Curry and Richard O'Brien
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Yes, it really is the greatest cult-film of all-time.
25 December 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

It's fairly easy to see why "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" became such a huge cult-favorite so quickly... So huge even that the fans went to screenings all dressed up like drag-queens, singing along with the songs and waving around cigarette lighters. "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" simply is a tremendously inspiring movie and it's almost impossible not to start swinging yourself when the legendary songs such as "The Time Warp" and "Touch Me" are being sung by the vivid cast. The screenplay is adapted from Richard O'Brien (who also co-stars) play and it still comes across as very wit and all-knowing in its humor. There's spoofing and referring to everything from Universal and RKO-Pictures horror movies over typically 50's science-fiction to Hammer horror and the filming locations & set pieces are leftovers from other classic genre titles. The story is ridiculously simple and merely just introduces a young couple whose car breaks down near a ominous dark castle. When they go there for help, they're sucked into the eccentric world of transvestite Dr. Frank 'N Furter and his bizarre collection of servants and friends. The frenzied doctor created himself a muscled and blond-haired toy-boy and he's in the middle of presenting his creation when Brad and Janet (a great early role for Susan Sarandon) stumble in. The lines and song lyrics are often hilarious and far from politically correct and the lingerie costumes are quite nifty. All the acting performances are terrific but immensely divergent, since Tim Curry's Frank 'N Furter is extremely grotesque whereas Charles Gray's narrating character is straight-faced.


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