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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
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The little girl playing Elizabeth's daughter, Sara Grdjan, was a locally cast Croat who spoke no English. She had to be taught to speak her lines phonetically. See more »
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 »
Oddball Performances Make This Tepid Farce Highly Watchable!
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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