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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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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)  »

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Reise nach Transilvanien  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,507,542 (USA) (10 November 1985)

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$7,196,872 (USA)
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Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis never met until this film. 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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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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Good one
15 October 2004 | by (St. Louis, MO) – See all my reviews

Transylvania 6-5000 is the movie that my siblings and I make inside jokes about and no one ever gets them. This movie is funny. The person that wrote the highly retentive review above is lacking a significant character trait necessary to positively judge such films: persistent immaturity. OK, his mother may be really proud of him. However, the ability to appreciate the validity of Transylvania 6-5000 is unique, and I am quite happy to admit that I am a fan. And believe it or not, I am not a weirdo movie buff who goes out of her way to "appreciate" stupid ass movies. Rather, I look to flicks such as the one in question to remind me so fondly of my 80s childhood. Stupid humor is remarkably cathartic, especially when nostalgia pervades, and that is why I love Transylvania 6-5000. Watch it and love it.

One liners make my life worth living.


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