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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Year:
Duration:
100 min | USA:98 min (edited version)
Genres:
Comedy | Musical
IMDB rate:
7.4
Director:
Jim Sharman
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1975-08-15
Filming Locations: Berkshire, England, UK
Earnings
Budget: $1,200,000
Gross: $139,876,417 (USA) Rentals $49,782,690 (USA)
Cast
Actor
Character
Peter Hinwood
Peter Hinwood
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
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
Jonathan Adams
Dr. Everett V. Scott - A Rival Scientist
Meat Loaf
Eddie - Ex Delivery Boy
Charles Gray
The Criminologist - An Expert
Jeremy Newson
Ralph Hapschatt
Hilary Farr
Betty Munroe
Perry Bedden
The Transylvanians
Christopher Biggins
The Transylvanians
Gaye Brown
The Transylvanians
Ishaq Bux
The Transylvanians
Stephen Calcutt
The Transylvanians
Hugh Cecil
The Transylvanians
Imogen Claire
The Transylvanians
Tony Cowan
The Transylvanians
Sadie Corre
The Transylvanians
Fran Fullenwider
The Transylvanians
Lindsay Ingram
The Transylvanians
Peggy Ledger
The Transylvanians
Annabel Leventon
The Transylvanians
Anthony Milner
The Transylvanians
Pamela Obermeyer
The Transylvanians
Tony Then
The Transylvanians
Kimi Wong
The Transylvanians
Henry Woolf
The Transylvanians
Gina Barrie
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Rufus Collins
The Transylvanians
Mark Johnson
Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Petra Leah
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Frank Lester
Wedding Dad (uncredited)
John Marquand
Father (uncredited)
Richard Nixon
Himself (archive sound) (uncredited)
Koo Stark
Bridesmaid (uncredited)
Trevor White
Rocky Horror - A Creation
Did you know?
Trivia
At the end of "The Floor Show" scene when Riff Raff appears again, Susan Sarandon is backing up with Barry Bostwick and spikes his foot with her heel. His grimace and slight stumble can be seen in the film.
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Patricia Quinn had her hair sprayed red every day. Her hair was not dyed.
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Steve Martin auditioned for the role of Brad.
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Goofs
Brad's robe is (not) open.
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Frank-N-Furter's tattoos are partially washed off in the pool scene.
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During the "Time Warp", a crewmember can be seen on the left side of the frame wearing a white shirt.
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Quotes
Frank: [singing] Whatever happened to Fay Wray / That delicate satin-draped frame / As it clung to her thigh / How I started to cry / 'Cause I wanted to be dressed just the same.
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Frank: He'll eat nutritious, high protein and swallow raw eggs... Tried to build up his shoulders, his chest, arms and legs. Such an effort, if he only knew of my plan. In just seven days I can make you a man.
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Riff Raff: It's astounding... Time is... fleeting. Madness... takes its toll. But listen closely...
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Faq
Q
What's the difference between the US and UK versions?
A
The US version cuts out the song/scene 'Super Heroes'.
Q
Is the U.S. version on the DVD or Blu-ray the true U.S. version?
A
The U.S. version on the DVD or Blu-ray is not the true U.S. version because it still retains the "Science Fiction Double Feature" reprise and the instrumental during the end credits. As stated above, those are not included in the U.S. version, as released for midnight showings in 1976.
Q
When I started to attend Midnight Showings, they had the U.S. version of the film. Why do they only show the U.K. version these days?
A
When Rocky Horror had its original U.S. release in 1975, the theatrical version was the U.K. release of the film. But when Rocky Horror didn't do as great as 20th Century Fox thought it would, the film was taken out of circulation for a short period. During that time, Fox removed the song "Super Heroes", "Science Fiction Double Feature Reprise" (both deemed too downbeat), and the instrumental during the end credits, and replaced the end credits with a shortened version of "The Time Warp" (presented as the 'alternative credit ending' on the 2 disc DVD and 35th anniversary edition on Blu-ray). Fox then re-released the slightly edited film for midnight showings, starting in 1976, as the U.S. version of the film, and the original U.K. version of the film became known as "The European Version". Fox did allow theatres to show the European Version under special circumstances, such as Halloween showings or theatre anniversaries of the Midnight Shows, and the rarely seen European Version usually was a big event at those theatres.But as anybody in the film world knows, film prints get damaged due to age, repeated showings, and film breakage. When Fox allowed Rocky Horror to be released on VHS around the late 80's, they made a new master print from the negative of the original U.K. version for video purposes. But as damaged film prints came in, a replacement print was sent out, of the U.K. version. After a while, prints of the U.K. version began to outnumber prints of the U.S. version until a point in time when Fox declared the U.K. version was the official release version for the U.S..
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Photos from cast
Peter Hinwood
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