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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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Eddie - Ex Delivery Boy (as Meatloaf)
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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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Dream it in your living room... Be it in the theater! (1990 15th Anniversary Video Release) See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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R | See all certifications »

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31 August 1975 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Orgía de horror y locura  »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$139,876,417 (USA)
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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

The film is a parody of classic science fiction films and serials. Richard O'Brien would later star in Flash Gordon (1980) as Fido. The film is based on the comic strips and the Saturday morning serials, which starred Buster Krabbe. See more »

Goofs

After Eddie has been crudely hacked to death with a pick axe, he has no wounds whatsoever, and is visibly breathing. See more »

Quotes

Frank: But a deltoid and a bicep. A hot groin and a tricep makes me... ooo... shake! Makes me wanna take Charles Atlas by the hand.
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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 »

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Referenced in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Fanfare/Don't Dream It
(uncredited)
Written by Richard O'Brien
Performed by Tim Curry, Jonathan Adams, Barry Bostwick, and Susan Sarandon
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Science Fiction Double Feature!
22 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We-e-e-elcome to the Late Night Double Feature Picture Show! This Cult-Classic mixes elements of "Bride of Frankenstein" with "Forbidden Planet", "The Day The Earth Stood Still" and other classic Horror Flicks. This is a brilliantly conceived original, unsurpassed by any similar effort.

The heroes, a newly engaged young couple, are stranded with car trouble on a rainy night, looking to use the phone at the "Frankenfurter Mansion". They are in for a turbulent ride! There are some great song & dance numbers here, most noteworthy the "Time Warp" and the numbers involving "Eddie" (played by a then unknown Meatloaf). Tim Curry is delicious as the bisexual satyr-like Frankenfurter, who sees his young visitors as fair game for seduction.

The action is fast paced with one thrill after another. It's quite understandable that some fans have watched this film every Saturday at Midnight for the past 30 years. Get a bag of rice, toast, a squirt-gun, surgical gloves, etc, and have yourself a Rocky Horror Picture Show Party!


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