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Shock Treatment (1981)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  30 October 1981 (West Germany)
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Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.



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Following on from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", this musical is set several years later in Brad and Janet Majors' hometown - which has become a giant TV station; residents are either participants or viewers. They are married now, but their romance has fallen on the rocks. Ostensibly to fix their marriage, Brad is imprisoned on the program "Dentonvale" (the local mental hospital) while Janet is conscripted to become a new star. As Janet is entranced by the high life, she forgets Brad. Who is trying to woo her away? Written by Miss Rori Stevens

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Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

30 October 1981 (West Germany)  »

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The Brad and Janet Show  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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1.37 : 1
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When the movie was first released in the USA, it only played in limited engagements and screened only at midnight. This was based on the success of the midnight screening return seasons of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) around the world. See more »


During the finale, as the four singers rise from the bleachers, Ruby Wax trips and places her hands against Charles Gray's back to keep from falling over. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: [voice-over] Once upon a time, there lived a real fast guy. His life was fast. His friends were fast. Heh - even his food was fast. But he was still not satisfied. He wanted to share his fast philosophy with someone else, a beautiful girl. Trouble was, she was in the arms of... another man.
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Featured in The Rocky Horror Treatment (1981) See more »


Written by Richard Hartley and Richard O'Brien
Performed by Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Jessica Harper,
Rik Mayall and Nell Campbell
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A good film!
19 April 2004 | by (Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

A decent movie, and nowhere near as bad as everyone makes out. Whereas Rocky Horror is weird in it's transvestite/alien way, this is actually better for a mainstream audience - it may be weird, but in a surreal/escapist way. Nice to see Ruby Wax in a lead role - she actually has a pretty big part as Betty, And the Rocky Horror actors - Richard O' Brien, Pat Quinn, Charles Gray and Nell Campbell are all great too (although it would have been nice to see a bit more of Nell) Keep a look out too for a pre-'Young Ones' Rik Mayall, playing Nell's love interest, interestingly enough. My advice is, if you can find a copy, get it - it's well worth investing in, whatever people may say.

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