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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Frank-N-Furter - A Scientist
... Janet Weiss - A Heroine
... Brad Majors - A Hero
... Riff Raff - A Handyman
... Magenta - A Domestic
... Columbia - A Groupie (as Little Nell)
... Dr. Everett V. Scott - A Rival Scientist
... Rocky Horror - A Creation
... Eddie - Ex Delivery Boy (as Meatloaf)
... The Criminologist - An Expert
Jeremy Newson ... Ralph Hapschatt
... Betty Munroe (as Hilary Labow)
Perry Bedden ... The Transylvanians
... The Transylvanians
Gaye Brown ... The Transylvanians
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Storyline

While driving home during a rain filled night, straight-laced lovebirds Brad Majors and Janet Weiss end up by chance at the castle of one Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his strange and bizarre entourage, and find that he's having a party. This is no ordinary party, no ordinary night. This is the unveiling of the doctor's latest creation: Rocky Horror, a man-made Adonis that will give absolute pleasure. Over the course of the night, Frank seduces both Brad and Janet, Janet and Rocky become biblically involved, and Dr. Everett Von Scott arrives looking for his nephew Eddie (whom Frank killed earlier in this film). This is an exceedingly grand visual and musical camp satire of the golden days of the B-movie horror and science-fiction genres. Projected along with a musical soundtrack to give audience participation a new meaning in dimension, time and space, this shall be a night that both Brad and Janet will remember for a very long time in the sexually kinky, rock 'n roll, rock-opera world of a ... Written by Cinema_Fan

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Don't Dream it, Be It! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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R | See all certifications »

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31 August 1975 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Orgía de horror y locura  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$139,876,417
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(Remix for video release)| (35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Hinwood couldn't sing, and during the soundtrack sessions a session singer was used for Rocky Horror's part. Hinwood mimed the vocals during filming. In post-production, Jim Sharman wanted to change Rocky Horror's voice, and hired Australian actor/singer Trevor White to dub the final vocals for the film. White was interviewed for the 2002 book "Rocky Horror: From Concept to Cult." See more »

Goofs

During "Wild and Untamed Thing" a crew member can be seen walking on the catwalk above the stage. See more »

Quotes

Riff Raff: Master, Rocky has broken his chain and vanished. Your new playmate is loose and somewhere in the castle grounds. Magenta has just released the dogs.
Frank: Hmmm? Coming.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the film, The credits read: "The characters portrayed in this film are ENTIRELY FICTITIOUS and bear no resemblance to anyone living OR DEAD!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Willie & Phil (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Planet, Schmanet, Janet
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Tim Curry, Jonathan Adams, Barry Bostwick, and Susan Sarandon
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an essential movie
9 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I first saw 'Rocky' on video, aged 14, and was confused as hell by it. BUT the songs stuck in my head, I rented the video and watched it with two mates, we learnt the songs off by heart, and drove everyone we knew up the wall!

I think this film IS a modern classic - it's fun, it's cheesy, it sets your fingers tappin' your feet a-dancin', and gets you humming 24/7. You shouldn't't take it seriously on ANY level; it's a blatant parody of 50's B-movies, with awful dialogue, wooden acting, wobbly sets... *sighs*... wonderful!

Tim Curry in full drag is probably the sexiest sight ever on screen, and the movie, IMHO, is actually more erotic by implying sex than the blatant warts-and-all approach we are given in most adult films these days.

This is a film to watch with friends, preferably nutty ones, and just have fun. The new DVD with the sing-along feature is excellent for Rocky virgins, and the live show directions (squirt water pistol NOW) make it the most fun DVD in my collection.

Highly recommended.


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