• The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Release Date: September 26th, 1975

DVD Release Date: October 3rd, 2000

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O'Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."

Cast: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Jonathan Adams, Nell Campbell, Peter Hinwood, Patricia Quinn

Director: Jim Sharman

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 1970s, Temptation, Cheeky

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Adam SmithEmpire

    The powerhouse of the film is Tim Curry's cross-dressing alien, Frank N. Furter, who would never reach these kinds of gloriously demented heights again. show more

  • 80
    Trevor JohnstonTime Out London

    The material inspires affection, given its knowing pastiche of everything from Universal horrors to '50s grade-Z sci-fi, and a shamelessly hedonistic, fiercely independent sensibility that must have seemed a welcome relief from the mainstream bombast of other '70s musicals. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Dr. Furter is played by a British actor named Tim Curry, who bears a certain resemblance to Loretta Young in drag. He's the best thing in the movie, maybe because he seems to be having the most fun. show more

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