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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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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:

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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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

Little Nell was asked to be in the stage play after Jim Sharman saw her busking on the streets of London. According to her, part of the reason Time Warp was written was to give her an excuse to show off her tap-dancing skills. See more »

Goofs

When Riff Raff says "I think you'd better both come inside," his mouth is not moving in one of the shots. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Everett V. Scott - A Rival Scientist: We've got to get out of this trap! Before this... decadence... saps our wills. I've got to be strong, und try to... hang on! Or else, my mind may well *snap*! Und my life... will be lived...
[singing]
Dr. Everett V. Scott - A Rival Scientist: for ze *thrills*...
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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 »

Alternate Versions

In the version shown on VH1, Rocky Horror's real voice is heard during "Rose Tint My World", the nude statues and Columbia's breasts were blurred, and a line in "Wise Up, Janet Weiss" where Frank-N-Further says "mind-f**k" is deleted. See more »

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Soundtracks

Time Warp
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, and Charles Gray
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A gem of a musical that started as a smash play in London, then scored a phenomenal success on the midnight "cult movie" circuit…
7 October 2008 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

A middle-class young couple, motoring in the country on their wedding night, have car trouble in front of a huge mansion… Wanting to use the phone, the two approach the house and go in just as its master, Dr. Frank N. Furter, is leading an experiment… His newly made creature, the body-beautiful Rocky, is ready to be unveiled, and the innocent couple is caught up in this strange household filled with the doctor's campy, exotically dressed admirers… Both the wife and the husband are seduced by this garter-belted "scientist."

The film's first half is fast and funny, with virtually every song a memorable one… But the second half tries to do too much and the film loses much of its potency… Nevertheless, the adorable characters make this a delightful entertainment…


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