Tim Curry Dr. Frank-n-Furter
Susan Sarandon Janet
Barry Bostwick Brad
Richard O'Brien Riff
Patricia Quinn Magenta
Nell Campbell Columbia
Jonathan Adams Dr.
Everett Von Scott
Peter Hinwood Rocky
Charles Gray The Criminologist
Jeremy Newson Ralph
Hilary Labow Betty
Perry Bedden, Christopher Biggins, Gaye Brown, Ishaq Bux, Stephen Calcutt, Hugh Cecil, Imogen
Claire, Tony Cowan, Sadie Corre, Fran Fullenwider, Lindsay Ingram, Peggy Ledger, Anabel Leventon, Anthony Pamela Obermeyer,
Tony Then, Kimi Wong, Henry Woolf
After Janet accepts Brad's marriage proposal, the happy couple drive away
from Denton, Ohio, only to get lost in the rain. They stumble upon the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite who is
holding the annual convention of visitors from the planet Transsexual. Frank-N-Furter unveils his creation, a young man named
Rocky Horror, who fears the doctor and rejects his sexual advances. When Frank-N-Furter announces that he is returning to
the galaxy Transylvania, Riff Raff the butler and Magenta the maid declare that they have plans of their own. (An audience
The original screenplay called for the movie to be in black and white until
Dr. Frank N. Furter appears in the elevator, when it was to go to color after zooming in on his lips.
In the opening wedding scene, the minister is Tim Curry(Dr.
Frank N. Furter), the "old man" to his left is 'Richard O'Brien
(Riff Raff) and the "wife" to his right is Patricia Quinn (Magenta). The spinster who joins them inside the church
is Nell Campbell, a.k.a. Little Nell (Columbia).
This movie has been shown continually in movie theaters since its release
in 1975. This makes is the longest theatrical run in history.
During the song "Damnit Janet", Riff Raff and Magenta are dressed
up as the couple from Grant Wood's painting "American Gothic". Later, when we see them in their butler and maid outfits, the
actual painting is seen on the wall beside Riff's grandma's coffin.
Susan Sarandon caught pneumonia after they shot the pool scene.
Just before we see Frank carving up Eddie for the big birthday feast
for Rocky's birthday, the Criminologist speaks for a while. His book is opened to display Da Vinci's "The Last Supper".
A stunt double was used in the motorcycle scenes except for the close-ups;
Meatloaf was pushed in a wheelchair for those scenes.
Most of the actors weren't told of the prop corpse of Eddie under the
dining room tablecloth. When it was revealed during filming, their looks of horror are geniune.
In the scene near the end of the film where the house takes off, the
'house' is actually a cardboard cutout. Parts of the real house can be seen behind it.
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