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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

Writer:

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 »

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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

The director saw 40 women for the role of Odette. They liked Geena Davis and when she pulled off a compelling Bela Lugosi accent, they knew they had their Odette. 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

Gil Turner: You can't fire me, I'm your son.
Mac Turner: Prove it!
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Connections

References Dracula (1931) See more »

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Theme from 'New York, New York'
by John Kander and Fred Ebb
Used by permission of CBS Unart Catalog Inc.
All rights reserved
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Oddball Performances Make This Tepid Farce Highly Watchable!
31 August 2004 | by hokeybuttSee all my reviews

TRANSYLVANIA 6-5000 (3+ outta 5 stars)

I dunno what it is about this movie... I'd be the first to admit that the story is silly and the script is terrible... yet somehow this movie winds up winning me over every time I see it. What saves the movie from tedium and even makes it *memorable* are some of the weird, crazy performances... primarily by a pre-Seinfeld Michael Richards whose loopy servant character is indescribable. He improvised the whole thing... and most of the time it's not even clear WHAT he's trying to do or WHY he's funny... he just IS. Jeff Goldblum and Ed Begley make a good comedy team (seemingly influences by Abbott and Costello more than anything else). Jeffrey Jones, Carol Kane, John Byner, Joseph Bologna and Genna Davis all have their moments as well. The story has two dim-bulb reporters (Goldblum and Begley) going to a small Transylvanian town to track down reports of monster, wolfman and vampire sightings. You are either gonna love this movie or hate it.


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