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Shock Treatment
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Director:
Writers:
Richard O'Brien (screenplay) and
Jim Sharman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 October 1981 (West Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
The Home of Happiness See more »
Plot:
Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Jim Sharman 
 
Writing credits
Richard O'Brien (screenplay) and
Jim Sharman (screenplay)

Produced by
Lou Adler .... executive producer
John Goldstone .... producer
Michael White .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
Richard O'Brien 
 
Cinematography by
Mike Molloy 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Bedford 
 
Casting by
Debbie McWilliams 
 
Production Design by
Brian Thomson 
 
Art Direction by
Andrew Sanders 
 
Set Decoration by
Ken Wheatley 
 
Costume Design by
Sue Blane 
 
Makeup Department
Carol Devine .... makeup artist
Sandra Exelby .... makeup artist
Pat Hay .... key makeup artist
Joan Hills .... makeup artist
Mike Lockey .... hair stylist
Chris Taylor .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
John Comfort .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chris Brock .... third assistant director
Michael Murray .... second assistant director
Roger Simons .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
John Beard .... assistant art director
Peter Collins .... drapes master
Norman Hart .... art department
Len Huntingford .... art department
John Leuenberger .... property master
Darryl Paterson .... stand-by prop
Bryn Siddall .... art department
 
Sound Department
John Chandler .... sound assistant
Ian Fuller .... dubbing editor
Anthony Sloman .... additional sound editor
Hugh Strain .... sound re-recording mixer
Bruce White .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kenneth Atherfold .... camera department
Chuck Finch .... gaffer
Tommy Finch .... gaffer
Laurie Frost .... camera department
Brian King .... video operator
Reg Parsons .... best boy
Roy Rodhouse .... gaffer
Bob Smith .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Ellen Chenoweth .... casting: USA
 
Music Department
Hugh Burns .... musician
Mark Griffiths .... musician
Richard Hartley .... music arranger
Richard Hartley .... musical director
Richard Hartley .... musician
Les Morgan .... musician
Michael Weaver .... musician
Dave Wintour .... musician
 
Other crew
Andy Birmingham .... production accountant
Marilyn Clarke .... production coordinator
Gillian Gregory .... choreographer
Brian Thomson .... additional ideas
Graham Chapman .... advisor (uncredited)
David Sherlock .... advisor (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
94 min | UK:88 min (DVD version)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Iceland:L | Ireland:15 (DVD version) | Ireland:15 (cut DVD version) | UK:PG (DVD version) | UK:PG (cut DVD version) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:PG | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
This movie was released about six years after The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) premiered.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During "Farley's Song," the "jazz hands" in front of the TV screen change position between shots. Most noticeably, Cosmo's hands move from top left to bottom left.See more »
Quotes:
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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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Movie Connections:
Features Deluxe Space Invaders (1979) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bitchin' In The KitchenSee more »

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13 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Good movie for Rocky Horror types, 4 June 2001
Author: Schlockmeister from Midnight Movie Land

This movie does match and surpass "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" in many ways. You can tell that Richard O'Brien and the film's producers had a bigger budget to work with. The songs are a match to the original (same song writer, same style...). Visually, a little too heavy on the reds, but this WAS 1981, after all. This movie will be enjoyed by those who will get the Rocky Horror references that are scattered throughout. Too bad Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon weren't there to provide a little more continuity to their characters. Jessica Harper does a great job though, she appeared in several off-beat movies in the 70s ("Phantom Of The Paradise" and "Suspiria" spring to mind) so playing in a Richard O'Brien movie was not too much of a stretch for her it seems. This sequel was, to me, a lot sexier than RHPS. The original seemed to center on campiness and shock value, it's here as well, but there is a lot more eye-candy in this sequel.

I'm still waiting for a Richard O'Brien / John Waters musical collaboration. Imagine the possibilities!

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