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Rocky Horror Picture Show

"''The Rocky Horror Picture Show"'' (''RHPS'') (first released in the United Kingdom on 14 August, 1975) is a science fiction-comedy-horror musical film directed by Jim Sharman from a screenplay by Sharman and Richard O'Brien, who also composed the songs. The film was based on O'Brien's long-running stage production ''The Rocky Horror Show''. After an unexceptional first run, the movie went on to become a cult hit which continues to play weekly in many theaters (usually at midnight). Fans often attend viewings dressed as characters from the film and respond ritualistically to certain events by throwing food, using props, yelling jokes, dancing, and cheering.

The film stars Barry Bostwick, Susan Sarandon, and Tim Curry. "Little" Nell Campbell, Patricia Quinn, Peter Hinwood, Jonathan Adams, Charles Gray, and O'Brien are featured in supporting roles, while British character actor Christopher Biggins appears in the chorus. Rock singer Meat Loaf makes a brief appearance for one song. Curry, O'Brien, Quinn, Campbell and Adams were in the original cast of the play, and Meat Loaf joined them when the show originally went to the United States at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles.


directorJim Sharman
writerRichard O'Brien
Jim Sharman
starringRichard O'Brien
Tim Curry
Susan Sarandon
Barry Bostwick
producerMichael White
distributor20th Century Fox
released14 August, 1975
runtime100 min
budget$5,000,000 (estimated)
imdb id0073629
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia