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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:
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

Leonard Maltin, reviewing this film for Entertainment Tonight (1981), gave it one of his shortest reviews ever: "Transylvania 6-5000 stunk. I'm Leonard Maltin, Entertainment Tonight." 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

[repeated line]
Fejos: I want to show you something.
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Connections

References Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Romantic Theme
by Alfi Kabiljo (as Alfie Kabiljo)
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One of the funniest movies ever.
25 May 2006 | by jehood73See all my reviews

This movie just cracks me up! It's the first time I saw Michael Richards (Kramer on Seinfeld)--he plays one of the goofiest characters. You have to watch this movie with the idea that it is a goofy movie. If you go into it thinking it's serious, you are sadly mistaken and will miss out on a lot of good humor!!!

The team of Ed Begley, Jr and Jeff Goldlum as the two main characters was a great match. They contrast and complement each other well. With Jeff's sarcasm and Ed's seriousness you are bound to laugh at something one of these two guys say. Other characters that make this movie hilarious are Jeffery Jones as Mayor Lepescu and the hilarious "lower than low" couple, Lupi and Radu, played by Carol Kane and John Byner. Check it out. If you enjoy slapstick comedy, "meditating", and "Dracula", then you will get a kick out of this movie.


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