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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Harrison
... Dr. Malavaqua
... Gil Turner
... Lupi
... Lepescu
... Radu
... Odette
... Fejos
... Wolfman
... Mac Turner
... Elizabeth Ellison
... Lawrence Malbot
Inge Appelt ... Madame Morovia
Bozidar Smiljanic ... Insp. Percek
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

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8 November 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Reise nach Transilvanien  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Though the scene in Jack's room is a master shot that is nearly two and a half minutes long, Goldblum and Begley were told to come up with their own blocking (stage movement). 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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References The Wolf Man (1941) 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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Unbelievable ludicrous, and yet, not funny
22 October 2010 | by See all my reviews

I don't understand how a movie can be this silly, and yet not manage to create one funny joke. One ludicrous joke was following the next, yet, all I have been doing, was to shake my head.

I didn't actually find that the actors did a bad job. They did a good job, and interpreted the jokes as good as possible. But nothing could have possibly been saved with this script. And I really have to doubt the actors sanity by deciding to be part of this bad joke.

This might have been the last chance I have been giving the comedy - horror genre. This sort of movies keep disappointing me. I don't know why exactly, because, in theory, there is no reason why jokes should be worse in a horror-comedy compared to a normal comedy. Sadly they are.

Unless you are a fan of police academy, and similar senseless inanities, avoid this movie at all costs.


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