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Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

Tabloid reporters Jack Harrison and Gil Turner are sent to Transylvania with two choices: find the Frankenstein monster or find new jobs. But before the jumpy journalists can dig up their ... See full summary »

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Tabloid reporters Jack Harrison and Gil Turner are sent to Transylvania with two choices: find the Frankenstein monster or find new jobs. But before the jumpy journalists can dig up their big story, they must first face the horrors of an extremely clumsy butler, a nymphomaniac vampiress and a semi-mad doctor, as well as assorted mummies, werewolves and more Transylvanian oddballs. Can these two bumbling heroes unravel this monstrous mystery or are they in for some very scary surprises? 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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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Reise nach Transilvanien  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,507,542, 10 November 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,196,872
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1.85 : 1
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Within a minute of starting his audition, Richards won them over by crashing around and slipping on the floor. The producers tried to talk the director out of casting him as too "crass". 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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Gil Turner: Do you smell perfume?
Jack Harrison: Yes. I know what was in this room.
Gil Turner: What?
Jack Harrison: The Creature from Estee Lauder.
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Theme from 'New York, New York'
by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Used by permission of CBS Unart Catalog Inc.
All rights reserved
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Mediocre horror spoof.
14 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

This comedy has some tolerably funny stuff in it, surrounded by a lot of unfunny stuff. Just about every scene involving the servants of the castle and their silly antics is a waste of time. And the plotting is so sloppy that it makes you wonder if they actually had a script ready before they started filming this, or they were simply making it all up as they went along. (*1/2)


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