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Transylvania 6-5000
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8 November 1985 (USA) See more »
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WANTED: Two thrill-seeking reporters, brains optional, looking to dig up the story of the century. For information call...
Plot:
Two reporters travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein... See more » | Add synopsis »
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(9 articles)
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So silly but oh so funny. See more (53 total) »

Cast

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Jeff Goldblum ... Jack Harrison

Joseph Bologna ... Dr. Malavaqua

Ed Begley Jr. ... Gil Turner

Carol Kane ... Lupi

Jeffrey Jones ... Lepescu

John Byner ... Radu

Geena Davis ... Odette

Michael Richards ... Fejos

Donald Gibb ... Wolfman

Norman Fell ... Mac Turner

Teresa Ganzel ... Elizabeth Ellison
Rudy De Luca ... Lawrence Malbot
Inge Appelt ... Madame Morovia
Bozidar Smiljanic ... Insp. Percek
Petar Buntic ... Hunyadi
Dusko Valentic ... Twisted Man
Ksenia Prohaska ... Mummy (as Ksenija Prohaska)
Sara Grdjan ... Laura Ellison
Nada Abrus ... Uta (as Nada Arbus)
Visnja Babic ... Peasant Girl (as Visnja Konigskneght)
Slobodan Milovanovic ... Front Guard
Vida Jerman ... Rear Guard
Vjenceslav Kapural ... Jailer (as Venco Kapural)
Thomas H. Brodek ... Bandleader

Directed by
Rudy De Luca 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rudy De Luca 

Produced by
Thomas H. Brodek .... producer
Arnie Fishman .... executive producer
Paul Lichtman .... executive producer
Glenn Neufeld .... associate producer
Mace Neufeld .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ira Hearshen 
Lee Holdridge 
Alfi Kabiljo  (as Alfie Kabiljo)
 
Cinematography by
Tomislav Pinter  (as Tom Pinter)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Keller 
 
Casting by
Joseph D'Agosta 
Monica Swann 
 
Production Design by
Zeljko Senecic 
 
Set Decoration by
Ivica Trpcic  (as Trpcic Ivica)
 
Costume Design by
Christine Glazier 
Latica Ivanisevic 
 
Makeup Department
Halid Redzebasic .... makeup artist (as Halid Redzebastic)
 
Production Management
Donko Buljan .... production supervisor
Trevor Jolly .... post-production supervisor
Milan Stanisic .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zoran Budak .... assistant director
Donald Heitzer .... first assistant director (as Don Heitzer)
Roger La Page .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Krsto Beric .... cable person
Steve Cantamessa .... boom operator (as Steve Cantamesa)
Joseph D. Citarella .... re-recording mixer (as Joseph Citarella)
Jonathan D. Evans .... foley artist (as Jonathan Evans)
Michael Fishman .... sound assistant
Charles Grenzbach .... sound re-recording mixer (as Charles Bud Greenzbach)
Frederick Hudson .... foley artist
Pat Mitchell .... sound mixer
R.J. Palmer .... supervising sound editor
Steve Rice .... adr editor
Steve Rice .... dialogue editor
Ray West .... sound re-recording mixer (as George Ray West)
David Lewis Yewdall .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Ellis Burman Jr. .... special effects makeup (as Ellis Burman)
Marijan Karoglan .... special effects (as Marijan Kuroglan)
Branko Repalust .... on set props
Bob Williams .... special effects makeup
 
Stunts
Robert Hammond .... stunts
Aldo Toncic .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tihomir Marcius .... best boy
Goran Mecava .... focus puller (as Goran Mecana)
Zoran Mikincic .... clapper loader (as Zoran Budin)
Zlatko Mrakovic .... still photographer (as Alatko Mrakovic)
 
Casting Department
Zoran Dragovic .... casting director: Croatia
 
Editorial Department
K.C. Camp .... assistant editor
Ingeborg Fülepp .... assistant editor
Ray Martin .... color timer
 
Music Department
Brad Dechter .... music arranger
Ira Hearshen .... orchestrator
Lee Holdridge .... orchestrator
Ken Johnson .... music editor
Alfi Kabiljo .... music coordinator (as Alfie Kabiljo)
Randy Waldman .... musician: synthesizer
Nicholas C. Washington .... music editor (as Nick Washington)
 
Transportation Department
Mladen Cernjak .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Zrinka Anic .... production secretary (as Zrinka Buljan)
Wallace Beene .... unit publicist (as Wally Beene)
Kathy Day .... production secretary
Lynn Elston .... assistant auditor
Lisa Flake .... unit consultant
Steve Haberman .... visual consultant
Lorraine Holnback-Brodek .... production coordinator
Zeljko Hren .... caterer
Robert Jellen .... insurance
Robert F. Lyons .... production assistant
Mickie McGowan .... adr voice (as Mickie McGowen)
Jennifer Neiman .... auditor (as Jennifer Nelman)
Nancy Neufeld Callaway .... end titles (as Nancy Neufeld)
Bill Sheally .... auditor (as Bill Shealy)
Patience Thoreson .... script supervisor
 

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93 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Iceland:12 | Spain:13 | UK:PG | USA:PG

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Trivia:
The title is a pun based on the Glen Miller tune, "Pennsylvania 6-5000".See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: 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 »
Quotes:
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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Movie Connections:
References The Mummy (1932)See more »
Soundtrack:
Romantic ThemeSee more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
So silly but oh so funny., 21 April 2011
Author: Boba_Fett1138 from Groningen, The Netherlands

Seems like this movie is a case of you'll either love it or hate it. I actually surprisingly much liked it and the movie really made me laugh numerous times!

It's a comedy done Mel Brooks-style. So lots of the humor is being very simplistic and childish and all of the characters are being very over-the-top and crazy. Obviously not a movie to take serious in any way and it's not really being one that tries to make sense with its story. No big surprise this movie feels Mel Brooks like, since director Rudy De Luca has written on a couple of Mel Brooks movies. Not Brooks his best ones though, needs to be said.

It really are the actors and all of its funny one-liners that make this movie such a joy to watch. You can tell that most of the actors were improvising their way through this movie and especially Michael Richards was on a roll with it. His antics really made me laugh.

While watching this movie it's obvious to see how how much fun the actors were having with this movie. This is also really what helps to make this movie such an enjoyable one to watch, even though it's really not being a great movie by any means.

It has quite some well known names in it but some suit their roles better than others. I mean, I'm sorry but I just never saw Ed Begley Jr. as a good comedy actor. Jeff Goldblum, Carol Kane and Jeffrey Jones on the other hand are for instance some great picks for their roles.

They present a plot in this movie but does it really matter? The movie really isn't about its story and once you actually start analyzing it, it is quite a bad and unoriginal story, that doesn't even make sense. I mean, didn't the film-makers know that the Frankenstein creature doesn't come from Transylvania at all and also has nothing to do with it at all. But oh well, I understand that Transylvania has a more familiar ring to it than Vasaria. And there still is a vampire in this movie as well, as is a wolf man. So plenty of well known horror material present in this movie that gets spoofed.

Really too bad that the movie doesn't manage to remain consistently funny and entertaining throughout. It's last half hour or so just isn't up to par with the rest of the movie, probably because they suddenly started to focus more on its plot and story at that point. You could easily do without its last half hour but be sure to watch the first hour though, when you're in for some good silly laughs.

It ain't no "Young Frankenstein" but it's more than good and funny in its own way!

7/10

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