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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

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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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Jim Sharman

Writers:

Richard O'Brien (original musical play), Jim Sharman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Curry ... Dr. Frank-N-Furter - A Scientist
Susan Sarandon ... Janet Weiss - A Heroine
Barry Bostwick ... Brad Majors - A Hero
Richard O'Brien ... Riff Raff - A Handyman
Patricia Quinn ... Magenta - A Domestic
Nell Campbell ... Columbia - A Groupie (as Little Nell)
Jonathan Adams ... Dr. Everett V. Scott - A Rival Scientist
Peter Hinwood ... Rocky Horror - A Creation
Meat Loaf ... Eddie - Ex Delivery Boy (as Meatloaf)
Charles Gray ... The Criminologist - An Expert
Jeremy Newson Jeremy Newson ... Ralph Hapschatt
Hilary Farr ... Betty Munroe (as Hilary Labow)
Perry Bedden Perry Bedden ... A Transylvanian
Christopher Biggins ... A Transylvanian
Gaye Brown Gaye Brown ... A Transylvanian
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Storyline

On a wild and rain-swept late-November evening, somewhere at an empty stretch of road outside Ohio's merry Denton, the blissfully-affianced, prudish, and boringly innocent young pair of Brad Majors and Janet Weiss find themselves stranded on their way to visit an ex-tutor. Instead, the couple will inadvertently unearth the cross-dressing Dr Frank-N-Furter's spooky lair of inexhaustible oddities, just in time to partake in the out-of-this-world mad scientist's proud unveiling of his latest, delightfully extravagant, and most daring creation--the ultimate male and the perfect sex symbol: the flaxen-haired, Rocky Horror. But, little by little, as the effervescent transgressive force gobbles up whole the unsuspecting visitors of the night, Brad and Janet slowly begin to embrace the potent fascinations of seduction, while an idolised Rocky roams free in the mansion. Who can interrupt man's union with the absolute pleasure? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Give yourself over to absolute pleasure See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 August 1975 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show See more »

Filming Locations:

Berkshire, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$112,892,319

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$113,105,321
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Chace Surround (Remix for video release)| Mono (35 mm optical prints)| 4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The makeup department created a plug that fit over Peter Hinwood's belly button to hide it from view during filming. Since Rocky was created by Dr. Frank-N-Furter completely from scratch, that means he didn't have an umbilical cord and therefore shouldn't have a belly button. See more »

Goofs

At the end of "Time Warp", Janet pokes her elbow into Brad and says, "Say Something", twice. Once in a wide angle shot, and again, a few moments later, in the close-up. See more »

Quotes

Magenta - A Domestic: Come along. The Master doesn't like to be kept waiting.
[pause]
Magenta - A Domestic: Shift it!
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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 »

Alternate Versions

USA theatrical version includes: Opening credit- A LOU ADLER-MICHAEL WHITE PRODUCTION; edited "Superheroes" song without Brad and Janet's verses (Criminologist's final verse is left in); picture credits showing cast with edited vocal "Time Warp" on audio. (The ending was re-edited to make the film more "upbeat.") See more »

Connections

Referenced in Face Off: The Gauntlet II (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Wild And Untamed Thing
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Tim Curry and Richard O'Brien
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Frequently Asked Questions

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User Reviews

 
A gem of a musical that started as a smash play in London, then scored a phenomenal success on the midnight "cult movie" circuit…
7 October 2008 | by Nazi_Fighter_DavidSee all my reviews

A middle-class young couple, motoring in the country on their wedding night, have car trouble in front of a huge mansion… Wanting to use the phone, the two approach the house and go in just as its master, Dr. Frank N. Furter, is leading an experiment… His newly made creature, the body-beautiful Rocky, is ready to be unveiled, and the innocent couple is caught up in this strange household filled with the doctor's campy, exotically dressed admirers… Both the wife and the husband are seduced by this garter-belted "scientist."

The film's first half is fast and funny, with virtually every song a memorable one… But the second half tries to do too much and the film loses much of its potency… Nevertheless, the adorable characters make this a delightful entertainment…


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