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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.

Director:

Jim Sharman

Writers:

Richard O'Brien (original musical play), Jim Sharman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... The Transylvanians
Christopher Biggins ... The Transylvanians
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... The Transylvanians
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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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Taglines:

He's the hero -- that's right, the hero!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Orgía de Horror y Locura See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$139,876,417
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tim Curry was very reluctant to talk about the film for years due to some not-very-good memories about his more rabid fans. He even told VH-1 that he grew "chubby and plain" in order to try escaping the role of Frank. These days, he's more open to talk about the film and even sees it as a "Rite of passage" for teenagers. See more »

Goofs

The chalk heart that Brad draws on the church door during "Dammit Janet" changes shape between shots. See more »

Quotes

Riff Raff - A Handyman: It's astounding... Time is... fleeting. Madness... takes its toll. But listen closely...
Magenta - A Domestic: Not for very much longer!
Riff Raff - A Handyman: I've got to... keep... control.
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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 Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 305 (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Science Fiction/Double Feature
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Richard O'Brien
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You'd better believe that Susan Sarandon can sing!
23 September 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Well, everybody knows that "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" is probably the ultimate cult classic; at this point, "RHPS" isn't even really a cult movie anymore, due to its prominence. The plot (or whatever it is) of course has Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) and Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) going to a castle run by the bizarre Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a "transvestite from transsexual Transylvania". Mostly, the movie seems like a big excuse to be weird, and they do just that to great effect. And who ever would have guessed that Susan Sarandon, now known for serious roles, could do such a cool job singing? So, was "RHPS" trying to tell us anything? Who cares? It's just so neat that you just have to sit back and enjoy. And enjoy you will, even if you think that nothing good came out of the '70s (I, for one, don't hold that opinion).


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