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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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Release Date:
15 August 1975 (UK) See more »
25 Years Of Absolute Pleasure! (2000 25th Anniversary Tagline) See more »
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 »
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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  (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)
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)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min | USA:98 min (edited version)
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)
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?

Tim Curry told "Fresh Air" interviewer Terry Gross that in the original play, he started out playing Dr. Frank-N-Furter with a German accent, but he changed that when he heard a woman on a bus speaking in a highly exaggerated High-English accent that reminded Curry of Queen Elizabeth II. He later combined that with elements of his mother's "telephone voice" to create Frank-N-Furter's speaking voice. He also said that his mother, "a pretty hip lady," enjoyed the show, although not as much as she had liked it when he appeared in "The Pirates of Penzance" (because Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother had come to that).See more »
Continuity: The doctor's surgical gloves.See more »
Lips:[last lines; in song] Science fiction... double feature/Frank has built and... lost his creature/Darkness has conquered... Brad and Janet/The servants gone to... a distant planet/Whoa-oh-oh-ohh/At the late-night... double feature... picture show/I wanna go/Ah-ohh/To the late-night... double feature... picture show.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Despicable Me 2 (2013)See more »
EddieSee more »


Is the U.S. version on the DVD or Blu-ray the true U.S. version?
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?
What films feature in the song Double Feature?
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125 out of 170 people found the following review useful.
Better To Watch At Home!, 2 March 2001
Author: Gazzer-2 from USA

A squeaky-clean young couple, Brad & Janet (Barry Bostwick & Susan Sarandon), get a flat tire on a late rainy night, and decide to stop off at a nearby castle to use the residents' phone and call for help. What they don't realise is that these are no ordinary residents: Dr. Frank N Furter (Tim Curry), with assistance from his servants Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), Magenta (Patricia Quinn), and their ragtag bunch of fellow Transylvanians, has his own diabolical plans for the evening, set against a kick-butt rock 'n' roll music score....

Call me a twisted "Rocky Horror" fan, but I actually prefer to watch this cult classic movie-musical in the comfort of my own home, rather than going out to one of those midnight theatrical screenings that have made this 1975 film so popular. Oh, I'm sure there's great fun to be had at a midnight showing, but the fact is, you're not going to see or hear very much of the movie itself, what with the audience shouting & throwing stuff at the screen literally every two seconds (think of "Mystery Science Theater 3000" on speed), as well as the live cast performing in front of the movie screen! If you want to really *see and hear* "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" as you would any other film, watch it on video first. Then, when you've got the movie firmly etched in your head, head out to the theater. But NOT before!

Having said that, this movie version of the hit stage musical written by Richard O'Brien (Riff Raff himself), is a ton of great, naughty fun. It wonderfully sends up B-movie sci-fi/horror flicks, with a playful, healthy dose of blatant sexual innuendo thrown in for good measure. Classic, memorable rock 'n' roll tunes written by O'Brien throughout, including "The Time Warp," "Sweet Transvestite," "Hot Patootie"....the list goes on and on. And, of course, you have a spectacular cast, led by Tim Curry, who IS the larger-than-life Dr. Frank N Furter, and a young, attractive Susan Sarandon, who simply lights up the screen as Janet. But everyone else, including Barry Bostwick, Meatloaf, Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, and Charles Gray all make excellent contributons, too.

I love "The Rocky Horror Picture Show": it's very funny, sexy, and brilliantly performed, with great rock 'n' roll music t'boot. But I, personally, still prefer to watch it at home, where I can see the film in peace & quiet without being yelled in my ear, getting soaked, or having rice & toast tossed all around me!

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