The Rocky Horror Picture Show

September 26th, 1975

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

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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.

Release Year: 1975

Rating: 7.1/10 (53,932 voted)

Critic's Score: 55/100

Director: Jim Sharman

Stars: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick

It's the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the 'Time Warp', Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

Writers: Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman

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 - Ralph Hapschatt
Hilary Labow - Betty Munroe Hapschatt
Perry Bedden - The Transylvanians
Christopher Biggins - The Transylvanians
Gaye Brown - The Transylvanians

Taglines: 25 Years Of Absolute Pleasure! (2000 25th Anniversary Tagline)


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 26 September 1975

Filming Locations: Berkshire, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $1,200,000 (estimated)

Gross: $139,876,417 (USA)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (edited version)

Did You Know?

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.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Eddie starts riding his motorcycle up the ramp, a Transylvanian on the left of the screen accidentally knocks the head off the statue prop.

Janet: [singing] Touch-a touch-a touch-a touch me / I wanna be dirty! Chill me, thrill me, fulfill me / Creature of the night!

User Review

A young naive couple experience a modern Frankenstein.

Rating: 10/10

Those who gave this gem a low score - Please! Crawl back in your cardboard life and stay there! This film bubbles with zest, wit, subtle humor, raw humor, strange scenes, great songs and a huge host of memorable characters. Most of the characters are drawn as sharply as if a straight razor...well, not if a razor had been used. Not intended for the super straight part of our culture, which is why it usually plays at midnight shows, but you'll notice that it's been playing steadily for 30 years now, especially along the American coasts, which is a better record that almost anything else you can think of (excluding Gome With The Wind in Atlanta, a single town). I even took my mother to one of the 15 or so theater viewings I've attended. She thought the dressed up audience was a little strange, but she found out why they were so enthusiastic and quite liked the show. It's just a time slip....

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