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The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Trailer for The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Dr. Frank-N-Furter promises to make Rocky into a man.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- 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.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Brad has something to say to Janet, dammit.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- To their surprise, Dr. Scott, Frank-N-Furter, and Brad discover Janet and Rocky having sex.

Overview

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Director:
Writers:
Richard O'Brien (original musical play)
Jim Sharman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
31 August 1975 (Italy) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
25 Years Of Absolute Pleasure! (2000 25th Anniversary Tagline) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A gem of a musical that started as a smash play in London, then scored a phenomenal success on the midnight "cult movie" circuit… See more (473 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tim Curry ... Dr. Frank-N-Furter - A Scientist

Susan Sarandon ... Janet Weiss - A Heroine

Barry Bostwick ... Brad Majors - A Hero

Richard O'Brien ... Riff Raff - A Handyman

Patricia Quinn ... Magenta - A Domestic

Nell Campbell ... Columbia - A Groupie (as Little Nell)

Jonathan Adams ... Dr. Everett V. Scott - A Rival Scientist

Peter Hinwood ... Rocky Horror - A Creation

Meat Loaf ... Eddie - Ex Delivery Boy (as Meatloaf)

Charles Gray ... The Criminologist - An Expert
Jeremy Newson ... Ralph Hapschatt
Hilary Farr ... Betty Munroe (as Hilary Labow)
Perry Bedden ... The Transylvanians
Christopher Biggins ... The Transylvanians
Gaye Brown ... The Transylvanians
Ishaq Bux ... The Transylvanians
Stephen Calcutt ... The Transylvanians
Hugh Cecil ... The Transylvanians
Imogen Claire ... The Transylvanians
Tony Cowan ... The Transylvanians
Sadie Corre ... The Transylvanians
Fran Fullenwider ... The Transylvanians
Lindsay Ingram ... The Transylvanians
Peggy Ledger ... The Transylvanians
Annabel Leventon ... The Transylvanians (as Annabelle Leventon)
Anthony Milner ... The Transylvanians
Pamela Obermeyer ... The Transylvanians
Tony Then ... The Transylvanians
Kimi Wong ... The Transylvanians
Henry Woolf ... The Transylvanians
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gina Barrie ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Rufus Collins ... The Transylvanians (uncredited)
Mark Johnson ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Petra Leah ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Frank Lester ... Wedding Dad (uncredited)
John Marquand ... Father (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
Koo Stark ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Trevor White ... Rocky Horror - A Creation (singing voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Jim Sharman 
 
Writing credits
Richard O'Brien (original musical play)

Jim Sharman (screenplay) and
Richard O'Brien (screenplay)

Produced by
Lou Adler .... executive producer
John Goldstone .... associate producer
Michael White .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Peter Suschitzky (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Graeme Clifford 
 
Art Direction by
Terry Ackland-Snow 
 
Costume Design by
Sue Blane (original costume design)
 
Makeup Department
Ramon Gow .... hairdresser
Pierre La Roche .... original makeup designs creator
Peter Robb-King .... makeup artist
Graham Freeborn .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Ernest Gasser .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Helen Lennox .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Mike Lockey .... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Jane Royle .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John Comfort .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Gowans .... first assistant director
Bob Howard .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dick Frift .... construction manager
Ian Whittaker .... set dresser
Don Bradburn .... dressing props (uncredited)
Norman Dorme .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Bob Douglas .... stand-by props (uncredited)
Bob Hedges .... stand-by props (uncredited)
John Leuenberger .... property master (uncredited)
Bryn Siddall .... property buyer (uncredited)
John Siddall .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Bob Spencer .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ron Barron .... sound recordist
Ian Fuller .... dubbing editor
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Peter Glossop .... boom operator (uncredited)
Doug Smith .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Len Tremble .... assistant dubbing editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Colin Chilvers .... special effects
Wally Veevers .... special effects
Roy Spencer .... standby special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Ken Shepherd .... stunt double: Eddie (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis C. Lewiston .... camera operator (as Denis Lewiston)
Mike Roberts .... camera focus
Fred Anderson .... electrician (uncredited)
John Jay .... still photographer (uncredited)
Jack Roche .... grip (uncredited)
Ronnie Fox Rogers .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Celestia Fox .... casting consultant: (UK )
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gillian Dods .... wardrobe
Richard Pointing .... wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Rodney Glenn .... assistant editor
Nigel Galt .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Count Ian Blair .... principal musician
John Bundrick .... principal musician (as Rabbit)
Graeme Clifford .... music editor
Mick Grabham .... principal musician
Keith Grant .... music recording
Richard Hartley .... composer: incidental music
Richard Hartley .... music arrangements
Richard Hartley .... musical director
Richard Hartley .... principal musician
Phil Kenzie .... principal musician
Richard O'Brien .... composer: original music and lyrics
B.J. Wilson .... principal musician
Dave Wintour .... principal musician (as David Wintour)
Helen Chapelle .... background singer (uncredited)
Brian Engel .... background singer (uncredited)
Barry St. John .... background singer (uncredited)
Liza Strike .... background singer (uncredited)
Clare Torry .... background singer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Charles Cox .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Susanna Merry .... continuity (as Sue Merry)
Ron Swinburne .... production accountant
David Toguri .... dances staged by
John Birkinshaw .... stand-in: Barry Bostwick (uncredited)
Maureen Campbell .... accounts secretary (uncredited)
Liz Coke .... stand-in: Susan Sarandon (uncredited)
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Sue Edwards .... secretary to producer (uncredited)
Geoff Freeman .... publicist (uncredited)
Gillian Gregory .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Alan Harris .... stand-in: Peter Hinwood (uncredited)
Eric Kent .... stand-in: Meat Loaf (uncredited)
Dave Murphy .... stand-in: Richard O'Brien (uncredited)
Gerry Paris .... stand-in: Tim Curry (uncredited)
Janette Scott .... logo and title design (uncredited)
Erica Simmons .... stand-in: Little Nell (uncredited)
Melita Smith .... stand-in: Patricia Quinn (uncredited)
Richard Smith .... stand-in: Richard O'Brien (uncredited)
Tuppence Smith .... stand-in: Patricia Quinn (uncredited)
Maureen White .... production secretary (uncredited)
Trevor White .... adr singer (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
100 min | USA:98 min (edited version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Chace Surround (Remix for video release) | Mono (35 mm optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:16 (re-rating) | Australia:M | Brazil:18 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (1998) | Chile:14 | Finland:K-14 | France:12 | Iceland:12 | India:A | Ireland:18 | Ireland:15 (re-rating) | Ireland:12A (theatrical re-release) (2011) | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M (re-rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:(Banned) (original rating) | Singapore:M18 (re-rating) | Singapore:R(A) (re-rating) | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:12A (re-rating) (2011) | UK:12 (re-rating) (1991) | UK:15 (re-rating) (1987) | UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (1991) (1996) (2010) | USA:R (certificate no.24181) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Tim Curry's feature film debut.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Frank's position changes several times throughout "Hot Patootie."See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Everett Scott:This sonic transducer, it is I suppose some kind of audio-vibratory-physio-molecular transport device?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Detention of the Dead (2012)See more »
Soundtrack:
Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch MeSee more »

FAQ

Is the U.S. version on the DVD or Blu-ray the true U.S. version?
What's the difference between the US and UK versions?
When I started to attend Midnight Showings, they had the U.S. version of the film. Why do they only show the U.K. version these days?
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24 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
A gem of a musical that started as a smash play in London, then scored a phenomenal success on the midnight "cult movie" circuit…, 7 October 2008

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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