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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

This 1975 film version of the bisexual-chic rock musical tries its damnedest to be outrageous, but finally has a hard time justifying its R rating. The picture might have made a pretty good college show—with Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry) sewing up a homemade stud to the accompaniment of a sexually ambiguous kick line (the chorines all look strangely like Lina Wertmuller). But the wit is too weak to sustain a film, and the songs all sound the same. Directed by Jim Sharman.

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Director:

  • Jim Sharman

Cast:

  • Tim Curry
  • Susan Sarandon
  • Barry Bostwick
  • Richard O'Brien
  • Jonathan Adams
  • Nell Campbell
  • Peter Hinwood
  • Patricia Quinn
  • Meat Loaf
  • Charles Gray
  • Jeremy Newson
  • Hilary LaBow
  • Frank Lester
  • Koo Stark

Writers:

  • Richard O'Brien
  • Jim Sharman

Producers:

  • Lou Adler
  • John Goldstone
  • Michael White

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