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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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Jim Sharman

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Richard O'Brien (original musical play), Jim Sharman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Dr. Frank-N-Furter - A Scientist
Susan Sarandon ... Janet Weiss - A Heroine
Barry Bostwick ... Brad Majors - A Hero
Richard O'Brien ... Riff Raff - A Handyman
Patricia Quinn ... Magenta - A Domestic
Nell Campbell ... Columbia - A Groupie (as Little Nell)
Jonathan Adams ... Dr. Everett V. Scott - A Rival Scientist
Peter Hinwood ... Rocky Horror - A Creation
Meat Loaf ... Eddie - Ex Delivery Boy (as Meatloaf)
Charles Gray ... The Criminologist - An Expert
Jeremy Newson Jeremy Newson ... Ralph Hapschatt
Hilary Farr ... Betty Munroe (as Hilary Labow)
Perry Bedden Perry Bedden ... A Transylvanian
Christopher Biggins ... A Transylvanian
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... A Transylvanian
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Storyline

On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio's merry Denton, the blissfully-affianced, prudish, and boringly innocent young pair of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor. Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing Dr Frank-N-Furter's spooky lair of inexhaustible oddities, just in time to partake in the out-of-this-world mad scientist's proud unveiling of his latest, delightfully extravagant, and most daring creation--the ultimate male and the perfect sex symbol: the flaxen-haired, Rocky Horror. But, little by little, as the effervescent transgressive force gobbles up whole the unsuspecting visitors of the night, Brad and Janet slowly begin to embrace the potent fascinations of seduction, while an idolised Rocky roams free in the mansion. Who can interrupt man's union with the absolute pleasure? Written by Nick Riganas

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25 Years Of Absolute Pleasure! (2000 25th Anniversary Tagline) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$112,892,319

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,105,321
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Chace Surround (Remix for video release)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)| 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although 20th Century Fox has made several updates to the familiar fanfare theme music heard at the beginning of each Fox film over the years since 1933, Rocky Horror was one of the only movies to completely switch out the music with its own recording. During the opening credits of Jack Clayton's 1961 film "The Innocents", the Fox fanfare is omitted entirely in lieu of a haunting rendition of "O Willow Waly", which begins the film. However, the Rocky Horror Picture Show, released in 1975, is likely one of the first films to replace the Fox Fanfare itself with original music. Since 1975, there have been a few others, including: The World's Greatest Lover (1977), Rio 2 (2014) and The Peanuts Movie (2015). In addition, there are other films that have made more subtle modifications to set the tone, e.g. The Cannonball Run (1981). Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) has a Queen-esque fanfare played with a heavily-distorted guitar and drums. See more »

Goofs

After Frank sings Happy Birthday to Rocky and sits down, Magenta's arm can be seen at the side of the screen. However, in subsequent shots she can be seen still serving dinner. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Frank-N-Furter - A Scientist: Because I've seen blue skies, through the tears in my eyes. And I realize, I'm going home.
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Crazy Credits

After all the end credits, the theme music stays playing for 40 seconds while screen is black See more »

Alternate Versions

All VHS versions have a recording of "The Time Warp Part 3" instrumental that is different from the theatrical and DVD version of the song during the end credits. In the normal version the song ends with the sound of a tape slowing down. In the VHS version the song ends with a saxophone flourish. This was presumably done so that VHS consumers would not think that something was wrong with their tapes. See more »


Soundtracks

Wild And Untamed Thing
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Tim Curry and Richard O'Brien
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User Reviews

 
Musical Comedy Horror
2 March 2017 | by SameirAliSee all my reviews

Movie starts with a marriage function. Hero proposes to the heroine. On their way, the car broke down. In search of a telephone, they reach a castle. There were some strange things happening there. A crazy Dr. Frank-N-Furter gives them hospitality.

One of the best musical horror comedy films. Great performance from all the cast. Not a second of lagging. The music gives excellent blending to the movie.

There are many reference to other films, especially Frankenstein.

Highly recommended.

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