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Shock Treatment (1981)

Janet and Brad become contestants on a game show... but wind up as captives instead.

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2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Janet Majors
... Brad Majors / Farley Flavors
... Dr. Cosmo McKinley
... Dr. Nation McKinley
... Judge Oliver Wright
... Betty Hapschatt
... Nurse Ansalong
... 'Rest Home' Ricky
... Bert Schnick
Darlene Johnson ... Emily Weiss
... Harry Weiss
Wendy Raebeck ... Macy Struthers
Jeremy Newson ... Ralph Hapschatt
Betsy Brantley ... Neely Pritt
Perry Bedden ... Neely's Camera Crew
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Storyline

Following on from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", this musical is set several years later in Brad and Janet Majors' hometown - which has become a giant TV station; residents are either participants or viewers. They are married now, but their romance has fallen on the rocks. Ostensibly to fix their marriage, Brad is imprisoned on the program "Dentonvale" (the local mental hospital) while Janet is conscripted to become a new star. As Janet is entranced by the high life, she forgets Brad. Who is trying to woo her away? Written by Miss Rori Stevens

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This town doesn't just love television... they LIVE it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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PG | See all certifications »

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30 October 1981 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

The Brad and Janet Show  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In Enter the House of Shock: A Shockumentary, costume designer Sue Blane said she bought clothes for the audience from thrift stores for a cartoonish look and feel. See more »

Goofs

During "Farley's Song," the "jazz hands" in front of the TV screen change position between shots. Most noticeably, Cosmo's hands move from top left to bottom left. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: [voice-over] Once upon a time, there lived a real fast guy. His life was fast. His friends were fast. Heh - even his food was fast. But he was still not satisfied. He wanted to share his fast philosophy with someone else, a beautiful girl. Trouble was, she was in the arms of... another man.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: New Year's Evil (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Shock Treatment
(Mac/Nation/Ansalong/Dad/Mom/Janet/Bert)
Written by Richard Hartley and Richard O'Brien
Performed by Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell,
Manning Redwood, Darlene Johnson, Jessica Harper and Barry Humphries
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I thought it was better than RHPS
21 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

Shock Treatment is an extremely strange movie, the plot is all over the place, the songs are weird and the confusion factor for the viewer is high. But Shock Treatment is a good movie. Forget everything about RHPS, there are no singing tranvestites or Meat Loaf getting hacked to bits with an axe, Shock Treatment is very different. It is a funny satire about how television has become an obsession. It's also about Brad and Janet Majors, who become contestants on a show called Marriage Maze and Brad is committed into a mental asylum, placed convieniently inside the TV studio. It's funny to see most of the cast return for a great big musical full of memorable songs. But a warning to the gay community, one song contains the lyrics.."Faggots are maggots-thank god I'm a man!"

Australian Classification

PG

No consumer advice but it really doesn't need any. There's nothing that troubling.


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