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The Rocky Horror Picture Show Details


This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet. With assistants Columbia (Nell Campbell) and Magenta (Patricia Quinn) looking on, Frank unveils his latest creation -- a figure wrapped in gauze and submerged in a tank full of liquid. With the addition of colored dyes and some assistance from the weather, Frank brings to life a blonde young beefcake wearing nothing but skimpy shorts, who launches into song in his first minute of life. Just when Brad and Janet think things couldn't get any stranger, a biker (Meat Loaf) bursts onto the scene to reclaim Columbia, his ex-girlfriend. When Frank kills the biker, it's clear that Brad and Janet will be guests for the night, and that they may be next on Frank's list -- whether for murder or carnal delights is uncertain. And just what is that mystery meat they're eating for dinner, anyway? In addition to playing Riff Raff, O'Brien wrote the catchy songs, with John Barry and Richard Hartley composing the score. ~ Derek Armstrong, Rovi

  • Release date:September 29, 1975


Tim Curry
as Dr. Frank-N-Furter
Susan Sarandon
as Janet Weiss
Barry Bostwick
as Brad Majors
Richard O'Brien
as Riff Raff
Jonathan Adams
as Dr. Everett V. Scott
Peter Hinwood
as Rocky
Meat Loaf
as Eddie
Patricia Quinn
as Magenta
Ishaq Bux
as Transylvanian
Jeremy Newson
as Ralph Hapschatt
Koo Stark
as Bridesmaid
Anthony Milner
as Transylvanian
Sadie Corré
as Transylvanian Dancer
Imogen Claire
as Transylvanian
Gaye Brown
as Transylvanian
Charles Gray
as Criminologist
Fran Fullenwider
as Transylvanian
Lindsay Ingram
as Transylvanian
Henry Woolf
as Transylvanian
Annabel Leventon
as Transylvanian


Jim Sharman
Michael White
Richard O'Brien
Richard O'Brien
Play Author
Jim Sharman
Peter Suschitzky
Richard O'Brien
Graeme Clifford
Terry Ackland-Snow
Art Director
John Goldstone
Associate Producer
Lou Adler
Executive Producer
Richard Pointing
Costume Designer
Sue Blane
Costume Designer
Wally Veevers
Special Effects
Mike Gowans
First Assistant Director