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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.

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Cast

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Columbia - A Groupie (as Little Nell)
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Eddie - Ex Delivery Boy (as Meatloaf)
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Ralph Hapschatt
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Betty Munroe (as Hilary Labow)
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Storyline

While driving home during a rain filled night, straight-laced lovebirds Brad Majors and Janet Weiss end up by chance at the castle of one Dr. Frank-N-Furter and his strange and bizarre entourage, and find that he's having a party. This is no ordinary party, no ordinary night. This is the unveiling of the doctor's latest creation: Rocky Horror, a man-made Adonis that will give absolute pleasure. Over the course of the night, Frank seduces both Brad and Janet, Janet and Rocky become biblically involved, and Dr. Everett Von Scott arrives looking for his nephew Eddie (whom Frank killed earlier in this film). This is an exceedingly grand visual and musical camp satire of the golden days of the B-movie horror and science-fiction genres. Projected along with a musical soundtrack to give audience participation a new meaning in dimension, time and space, this shall be a night that both Brad and Janet will remember for a very long time in the sexually kinky, rock 'n roll, rock-opera world of a ... Written by Cinema_Fan

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Give yourself over to absolute pleasure See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

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R | See all certifications »

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31 August 1975 (Italy)  »

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Orgía de horror y locura  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$139,876,417
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Technical Specs

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(Remix for video release)| (35 mm optical prints)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Malcolm and Julie Covington played leads Brad and Janet in the original stage musical when it opened at London's Royal Court Theatre (19 June 1973). Neither went on to participate in this movie adaptation, although Malcolm would participate in its follow-up, Shock Treatment (1981). See more »

Goofs

The sax that Eddie plays in "Hot Patootie" has no reed. See more »

Quotes

Riff Raff: It's astounding... Time is... fleeting. Madness... takes its toll. But listen closely...
Magenta: Not for very much longer!
Riff Raff: I've got to... keep... control.
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the film, The credits read: "The characters portrayed in this film are ENTIRELY FICTITIOUS and bear no resemblance to anyone living OR DEAD!" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ein Mann für jede Tonart (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can Make You a Man (Reprise)
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon
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Great fun and hilarious, I'll always love it!
18 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

The Rocky Horror Picture Show isn't a film for everyone. You need a sense of humor to enjoy, I would say, and must have an open mind.

Back in the 70s I used to see this film almost every weekend with my buddies. It was a blast! The audience participation is so energetic! Dressing up was also something I loved doing (I'd dress as Magenta!) The film is hilarious and the lines delivered are priceless. Kudos to Richard O'Brien for writing such a good script! And the actors were simply amazing!! A first role for many of the stars. Tim Curry stands out as Dr. Frank-N-Furter, 'the sweet transvestite from Transsexual, Transylvania', a role he will always be famous and remembered for. He is so hilarious, delivers his lines perfectly and, if I do say so myself, he is quite magnetizing! Susan Sarandon performs great as Janet Weiss and has a very nice singing voice. Barry Bostwick's character, Brad, is simply lovable! Patricia Quinn and Little Nell are 2 beautiful women playing 2 beautiful characters who are also very entertaining! Charles Gray and Jonathan Adams are also a great addition to the film.

Another major plus of this film is the singing and the dancing! Catchy songs and thrilling dance numbers drew me to this film the most! So see it at home, see it in the theater, but just make sure you see it and get ready to have ultimate fun with what is, in my opinion, the best movie out there!!


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