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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

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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Action-packed... lotsa larfs & sex... gorgeous gals... thrills & chills... Transylvanian parties... romance 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

In the original stage production in London, Dr. Scott and Eddie were played by the same actor, which has become the custom in many subsequent productions. Meat Loaf was disappointed to learn he wouldn't be playing Dr. Scott - "I said you're making a huge mistake and I still think they did, even though the actor was fine. The way it was in the play was that Eddie and Dr. Scott really looked alike, so you knew it was his nephew and I was a really good Dr. Scott." See more »

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In the lab when Rocky comes to life, there is no longer water in the tank, and he emerges in bandages that are dry. See more »

Quotes

Frank: Give yourself over to absolute pleasure.
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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

References The Women (1939) See more »

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Super Heroes
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Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, and Charles Gray
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"Don't dream it, be it!"
18 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

As an 18 y/o stranded in a small, bible belt town in the sticks of Missouri, I would drive 120 miles every two weeks to St. Louis to the Varsity Theater to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show during the early 80's. For me, it was a chance to live, to breathe free, as anything went; there was no need to conform to any narrow minded conventions, as I felt I had to survive at home. The first time I witnessed Tim Curry flinging open his cape, proudly proclaiming "I'm just a sweet transvestite, from Transsexual Transylvania," I knew I'd found a place to be myself. Even now, some 18 years later, that sight still gives me a thrill. Sure, the plot is ridiculous (on second thought, it had more to offer than 80 percent of the crap coming out of Hollywood then and now) and it is loaded with technical flaws. Still, I consider it the greatest film of all time. How many films draw a crowd of regulars weekly, create a sense of community, especially for people who, more than likely, felt as if they were not a part of any community, as I felt? Over the years, I've seen the film 64 times, and when I'm 80 I plan on getting up on my arthritic legs and doing the "Time Warp."


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