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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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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

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Reise nach Transilvanien  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Rudy De Luca originally wrote it to air on TV with Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari after he saw Bosom Buddies (1980). De Luca even met with Scolari. The production company rejected the Hanks option because they had never heard of him. Then turned down Paul Reiser for the same reason. 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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Fejos: Would you like to buy a monkey?
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References The Mummy (1932) See more »

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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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Like opera... You either love it or hate it. Laugh hysterics but only to those who catch on quickly.
2 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is your typical "Airplane", Mel Brooks, Three Stooges, fast-paced and sometimes so incredibly "stupid-funny" (corny) type humor. If you didn't laugh the first time you watch this, then you may have to watch it again. There are quite a few things that you need to observe to "get it". I don't want to give up the jokes but without being too cerebral they are sometimes so subtle. Jeff Goldblum plays the ultimate straight man while Ed Begley, Jr. does a fabulous job for the underdog comedy relief. The characters are uncommon and original, especially for the time era. This movie was ahead of its time and I can't say enough about how it can put you in a great mood (knowing there are worse things in the world). Keep an open mind, sit back and let the film take you outside of the real world. Enjoy the show.


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