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Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

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Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter such kooky creatures as the sensitive Wolfman, the horny ... See full summary »

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Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein, and encounter such kooky creatures as the sensitive Wolfman, the horny Vampiress Odette, as well as a whole cast of other weirdos. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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WANTED: Two thrill-seeking reporters, brains optional, looking to dig up the story of the century. For information call...

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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Reise nach Transilvanien  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The "animal" discovered in the bushes is actually the writer/director, Rudy De Luca. He filmed that scene with his pants down and bare butt showing, but it was edited out to get a PG-13 rating. See more »

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The plane shown taking off in the opening credits is not the same type of plane shown flying in the air, and the plane shown landing is yet a third type. This could be a goof, but in the 1980s it likely would have been a connecting flight. See more »

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Formerly Ugly Hattie: Ooh, bazonkers! I never counted on bazonkers.
[grabs her bazonkers]
Formerly Ugly Hattie: I'm so content!
Radu: You should be.
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Referenced in The Middleman: The Vampiric Puppet Lamentation (2008) See more »

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Pennsylvania 6-5000
by Carl Sigman, Jerry Gray and Bill Finegan (as William Finnegan)
Arranged by Bill Finegan (uncredited)
Used by permission of CBS Robbins Catalog Inc.
All rights reserved
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Comedy has more misses than hits
12 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Two tabloid reporters head to modern Transylvania - now a charming eastern European tourist trap - in pursuit of a story about monsters, and find the place over-run with vampires, mummies, werewolves etc. Ed Begley Jr. and Jeff Goldblum have good on-screen chemistry together as the luckless writers, but the script does them few favors. The tone of the movie is all over the place, aiming for wacky and scary by turns, but that sort of approach (familiar to Abbott and Costello fans) takes finesse that is not on display here. The production designers worked hard to create an attractive and convincing modern monster movie setting and mostly succeeded, but the script has a too-many-rewrites-by- committee feel and the material is very weak for the most part. Geena Davis has a very appealing bit as a beautiful vampire wannabe, but most of the supporting performances are not well fleshed out and are occasionally just absurd. Joseph Bologna, as always, chews the scenery outrageously as a mad scientist, plus Michael Richards is just annoying and unfunny as a clumsy bellhop. There are a few genuine laughs here and Davis' first appearance in vampire gear is worth a rewind, but most of the movie is just exasperatingly unfunny and tiresome. Avoid.


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