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Transylvania 6-5000 (1985)

Tabloid reporters Jack Harrison and Gil Turner are sent to Transylvania with two choices: find the Frankenstein monster or find new jobs. But before the jumpy journalists can dig up their ... See full summary »

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Rudy De Luca

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Rudy De Luca
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Goldblum ... Jack Harrison
Joseph Bologna ... Dr. Malavaqua
Ed Begley Jr. ... Gil Turner
Carol Kane ... Lupi
Jeffrey Jones ... Lepescu
John Byner ... Radu
Geena Davis ... Odette
Michael Richards ... Fejos
Donald Gibb ... Wolfman
Norman Fell ... Mac Turner
Teresa Ganzel ... Elizabeth Ellison
Rudy De Luca ... Lawrence Malbot
Inge Appelt Inge Appelt ... Madame Morovia
Bozidar Smiljanic Bozidar Smiljanic ... Insp. Percek
Petar Buntic Petar Buntic ... Hunyadi
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Tabloid reporters Jack Harrison and Gil Turner are sent to Transylvania with two choices: find the Frankenstein monster or find new jobs. But before the jumpy journalists can dig up their big story, they must first face the horrors of an extremely clumsy butler, a nymphomaniac vampiress and a semi-mad doctor, as well as assorted mummies, werewolves and more Transylvanian oddballs. Can these two bumbling heroes unravel this monstrous mystery or are they in for some very scary surprises? Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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WANTED: Two thrill-seeking reporters, brains optional, looking to dig up the story of the century. For information call...

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Comedy | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Yugoslavia | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Reise nach Transilvanien See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,507,542, 10 November 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,196,872
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Dick Shawn was considered for the role of Malavaqua. See more »

Goofs

The plane shown taking off in the opening credits is not the same type of plane shown flying in the air, and the plane shown landing is yet a third type. This could be a goof, but in the 1980s it likely would have been a connecting flight. See more »

Quotes

Formerly Ugly Hattie: Ooh, bazonkers! I never counted on bazonkers.
[grabs her bazonkers]
Formerly Ugly Hattie: I'm so content!
Radu: You should be.
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Connections

Referenced in Black Roses (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Pennsylvania 6-5000
by Carl Sigman, Jerry Gray and Bill Finegan (as William Finnegan)
Arranged by Bill Finegan (uncredited)
Used by permission of CBS Robbins Catalog Inc.
All rights reserved
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Definitely Not a Lost Classic, But Has Its Moments
5 March 2012 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Two reporters (Ed Begley and Jeff Goldblum) travel to a strange castle in Transylvania to investigate the apparent reappearance of Frankenstein's monster...

One would think that with this cast (besides Begley and Goldblum, you have Jeffrey Jones, Geena Davis, Carol Kane and Michael Richards) it would be a non-stop fun romp through Transylvania. But, it really is not all that. While there are some decent jokes, most of them just fall flat or are never really properly explored.

Seeing a pre-Seinfeld Richards is a treat, with his antics being more along the lines of his role in "UHF" (the doofus with the childlike behavior). But although he may be the highlight of the film, he is not enough to carry the entire picture.

I feel like there was a lot of potential here and it was an idea that just never got fully cooked. But, you know, that happens.


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