A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.

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Jim Sharman

Writers:

Richard O'Brien (original musical play), Jim Sharman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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)
Pierre Bedenes Pierre Bedenes ... A Transylvanian (as Perry Bedden)
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, blissfully-affianced, prudish, boringly-innocent young pair Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) 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 (Tim Curry'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, most daring creation: the ultimate male and the perfect sex symbol: the flaxen-haired Rocky Horror (Peter Hinwood). 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 idolized Rocky roams free in the mansion. Who can interrupt man's union with the absolute pleasure? Written by Nick Riganas

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A Musical Dream Come True (UK quad poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The song "I Can Make You A Man" was inspired by Charles Atlas muscle ads from the 1940s and 1950s, often with the slogan: "In just seven days, I can make you a man". Similarly, writer Richard O'Brien took the line: "Don't dream it, be it" from the back of a magazine. See more »

Goofs

Frank's blue eye shadow fixes itself after he smears it during "I'm Going Home". See more »

Quotes

Lips: [singing] Science fiction... double feature/Dr. X... will build a creature/See androids fighting... Brad and Janet... Anne Francis stars in..."Forbidden Planet"/Whoa-oh-oh-ohh/At the late-night double feature picture show
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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

The film was originally released in 1975 with mono sound. When the 15th Anniversary stereo film prints and VHS video were released in 1990, the soundtrack album versions of the songs were dubbed into the film, replacing the mono versions. The vocals on all the original mono film songs differ slightly from the stereo album takes, most notably on Rocky's vocals, which were dubbed by actor-singer Trevor White both on the soundtrack and in the film. Between 1990 and 2000, this was the only version available on any home video format in the US. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Terror Firmer (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Dammit Janet
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Barry Bostwick and Susan Sarandon
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'Foreigners with ways different to our own'...
26 October 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

Dissect, disassemble and reassemble to your hearts content, conjure any number of meanings and misinterpretations, then rewind, warp back in time, remove head from derriere and wallow in this absolute pleasure again and again and again.


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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:

England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$112,892,319

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,260,239
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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:

1.66 : 1
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