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The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Part campy musical, part horror film, the movie details the travails of a squeaky clean couple stranded at a creepy castle where the inhabitants sing and dance through a bacchanalian romp of murder, bisexuality and cannibalism.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Trailer for The Rocky Horror Picture Show
The Rocky Horror Picture Show -- Clip: Time Warp
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 -- Clip: Sweet Transvestite

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Director:
Writers:
Richard O'Brien (original musical play)
Jim Sharman (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
15 August 1975 (UK) 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:
Let's do The Time Warp Again! See more (495 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:
Lewis Alexander ... Floor Show Audience (uncredited)
Gina Barrie ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Ernest Blythe ... Floor Show Audience (uncredited)
Rufus Collins ... The Transylvanians (uncredited)
Victor Harrington ... Floor Show Audience (uncredited)
Mark Johnson ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Juba Kennerley ... Floor Show Audience (uncredited)
Petra Leah ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Frank Lester ... Wedding Dad (uncredited)
Aileen Lewis ... Floor Show Audience (uncredited)
John Marquand ... Father (uncredited)

Richard Nixon ... Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
Koo Stark ... Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Trevor White ... Rocky Horror - A Creation (singing voice) (uncredited)

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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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:
In the "Over at the Frankenstein Place" sequence where Janet covers her head from the rain with the newspaper, the prop is actually coated with plastic so it would withstand many takes of being drenched with water. The coating, however doesn't cover the full page and leaves an area at one corner uncoated where Susan Sarandon is holding it so it doesn't look artificial. Water is clearly dripping from all parts of the prop, but you can clearly see that only the corner that she is holding is actually getting wet.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The light Columbia uses on Frank-N-Furter during "I'm Going Home" is a fresnel and would not provide the same type of light that a real spotlight does.See more »
Quotes:
Janet:Brad, please, let's get out of here.
Brad:For God's sake, keep a grip on it, Janet.
Janet:But it seems so unhealthy here.
Brad:It's just a party, Janet.
Janet:Well, I wanna go!
Brad:Well we can't go back to the car unless we get to a phone.
Janet:Well, ask the butler or someone!
Brad:Just a moment, Janet. We don't want to interfere with their celebration.
Janet:This isn't the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Brad!
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Science Fiction/Double FeatureSee more »

FAQ

What films feature in the song Double Feature?
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?
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50 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
Let's do The Time Warp Again!, 17 August 1999
Author: Adriane Simo (adriane7@mindspring.com) from chandler, az

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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