The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Corrected entry: When Frank-N-Furter is singing and slowly walking out over the swimming pool in the mist just before jumping in, you can see him carefully feel for the edge of the platform with his foot. (01:20:50)

Correction: There is no reason why Frank-N-Furter should not need to feel for its edge, so he can jump in. Not a movie mistake.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Frank is singing 'Sweet Transvestite', he sings: "so you got caught with a flat wheel, how 'bout that." However, neither Janet nor Brad mention anything about having a flat wheel, only that their car broke down.

Correction: 1) He's just using a figure of speech. 2) It's a musical. He's saying it to stay in rhythm and in the style of the song. 3) Frank raises an eye brow at the camera, potentially insinuating he had something to do with the flat tire.

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Corrected entry: In the first shot of the dinner scene, we can see there are already wet drink stains on the table, even before the drinks have been poured. Later, we see Riff-Raff and Magenta lazily pouring drinks (into the guests empty glasses)and spilling the juice/wine on the table. How could there be drink stains on the table if the drinks hadn't been poured yet? It's obviously an editing mistake...

Correction: The stains, most likely, are from other dinner parties. They might have not cleaned the table cloth, considering how they all lived, that is a strong possibility. There is no editing mistake here.

Corrected entry: Before the song "Dammit Janet", just after the newlyweds leave, there is a boom mic visible at the top of the screen.

Correction: Just after Ralph and Betty drive away, there is a light fixture over the church doors (swaying a bit) that is only partially visible, when Brad and Janet stand there, that you have mistaken as a boom mic. There is no boom mic seen overhead.

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Corrected entry: When the Time Warp is starting with Riff Raff and Magenta singing their seperate parts, When Magenta comes up to Brad and says "Not for very much longer" instead of being very weirded out, Brad accidentally smiles and almost laughs at her. (00:19:45)

Correction: Having paid close attention during the whole song I've spotted Brad smiling a number of times. I think he's decided to humour everyone, which is supported by the way he talks and smiles afterward as he and Janet head toward the elevator. She's scared, he isn't. He just thinks they're being 'quirky'.

Corrected entry: At the beginning, when Janet is saying how radiantly beautiful Betty was, if you look at the top of the screen (seen on the DVD) you can see the boom mic over their heads and the shadow of it on the church doors.

Correction: I've corrected one like this before, but it seems to have disappeared. The "boom mic" and its shadow are a light fixture that is hanging over the church door.


Corrected entry: Couple of deliberate mistakes. A billboard appears in the cemetery at the beginning of the movie and Brad has socks on when Frank N Furter turns on the magnetic floor - socks don't magnetize to the floor.


Correction: First, the billboard is outside the church grounds. Second, many commercial cemeteries have billboards advertising themselves or public service announcements - which a billboard promoting the town would be. Third, it's not a magnetic floor - it's a Sonic Transducer as is clearly labelled on the switch. Plus, only submit one mistake at a time.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, after the Transylvanians have blasted off, you see Dr. Scott's wheelchair smashed on the ground. Shortly thereafter, you see Brad and Janet wheeling him in it.

Correction: I checked both US and UK versions on the 25th Anniversary DVD, after Dr. Scott is shown laying on top of the smashed wheelchair, the Criminologist says a few lines, then the credits roll. Neither Dr. Scott, Brad, or Janet is shown again except in still shots during the credits.


Corrected entry: In the scene just after "There's a Light", when they are talking to Riff Raff at the door, the lightning strikes. You can clearly hear the sound of the thing they use to make the thunder sound.

Correction: I think this is an intentionally different sound effect - the rest of the lightning is fairly realistic, this one goes on for a long time and sounds like "Mad Scientist Lab" electronics or ray-guns rather than a fake thunder maker, Brad and Janet look back over their shoulder strangely at the sound while they haven't really reacted to any of the other thunder.


Corrected entry: During Colombia's solo in Time Warp, she is wearing a large pink bow tie around her neck. But when she goes to get Brad and Janet's clothes from Magenta, she is wearing a studded black collar.

Correction: In the background you see her take it off with her jacket.

Corrected entry: During Hot Patootie, Eddy is not wearing suspenders when he's rolling on the ground with Columbia. However, when he's chased into the wine cellar, you can see his red suspenders.

Correction: when Eddie is rolling on the floor with Columbia if you look closely you can see the bottoms of his suspenders from under his jacket. Its hard to see, go frame by frame, they are there.

Corrected entry: At the part of the movie when Magenta and Riff Raff are singing the beginning of the Time Warp the clock shows 6:00 (and rings seven times). After the Time Warp they are going onto the elevator and if you listen the clock rings 10 times. No wonder everyone collapses after, they danced for 4 hours, although the song is less than five minutes long.

Correction: Welcome to the Castle. Nothing makes sense in the house, the turning of time to 10 o'clock was obviously deliberate on part of the director to add to the craziness. Its not like it actually turned to 10 o'clock because if you listen later on in the film at the end scene Rocky mentions that he is only "7 hours old"

Corrected entry: If you look carefully in the lab scene when Frank-n-Furter is waiting for the "liquid colour" machine to be lowered over Rocky (who is bandaged in the water tank), you can see a cameraman behind the white statue of David.

Correction: If you look closely at the beginning of this scene you will see that both Statues of David have speakers on them. What you see in this paticular segment of the scene is the speaker with shadow effects from the lighting. Look closer.

Corrected entry: When Janet is singing to Rocky before they get down to it in his coloured box, she is saying that she is a virgin, but we have just seen her getting it on with Frank in the bedroom (When she thought it was Brad)

Correction: She's singing about the beginning of the night, not her present status. The implication of the first verse is that now that she's lost her virginity she wants to keep on going, so to speak.


Corrected entry: When Frank first appears his heels are black and white, but from the lab scene and after, he's not changed clothes but his heels are different and all black. (00:25:15 - 00:41:25)

Correction: When Frank first appears he's wearing the black/silver cape with black/silvery white platform shoes. After Frank gets into the lift and heads up to the lab, we don't see Frank onscreen again until Brad and Janet are brought up to the lab. Until then there's plenty of time offscreen for Frank to put on his green surgical gown and all black platforms.

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Corrected entry: After Dr. Scott exposes Frank + company as aliens, Frank replies 'Go on, Dr. Scott. Or should I say, Dr. VON Scott.' Brad is outraged, but it doesn't make much sense. Why would it be so shocking to hear that he has a German surname? He's spoken with a German accent throughout the movie. Simply stating his real name wouldn't imply that Dr. Scott is a Nazi. It is obvious that he is German. Richard O'Brien (creator of Rocky Horror) even states on the DVD commentary that he's always disagreed on this being in the film.

Correction: Actually Richard O'Brien says that he just wished Dr. Scott had spoken with an American accent rather than a German one. Also Brad is not outraged but confused, which makes sense; it is obvious that Dr. Scott is German and he doesn't understand why Frank is making such a big deal about it.

Actually the script implies that Von Scott is a former Nazi - because as Scott states after Frank brings up his alleged real name - "they couldn't prove nothing." Brad obviously is willfully naive when the real name is brought up. And I think there certainly is nothing wrong with making fun of Nazis.

Corrected entry: At the wedding Janet is wearing black shoes but when she and Brad are at the castle she is wearing the same type of shoes except they're white.

Correction: How do we know this all takes place on the same day? There could have easily been time for a change of shoes between scenes.


Corrected entry: After the "Hot Patootie" number, when Frank is chasing Eddie into the freezer, there's already blood in the freezer as Eddie crawls in.

Correction: Ever notice that giant gaping wound on Eddie's head? The blood is in the freezer because before the movie, Frank had given Eddie a partial-lobotomy. The half of Eddie's brain that was removed was given to Rocky. I'd imagine that when a transvestite removes half of your brain, there may be some blood.

Where does it state that he was given a lobotomy or had half his brain removed? I have watched the movie a lot and haven't ever heard of this? I am currently watching it and trying to find the place where this is said.

Frank: "It's not easy having a good time... even smiling makes my face ache... and my children turn on me...Rocky's behaving just the way that Eddie did. Do you think I made a mistake, splitting his brain between the two of them?"

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When everyone gets stuck to the lab floor (before Rose Tint my World), Frank leans against the ice box and questions if it was a bad idea splitting Eddie's brain between him and Rocky as Rocky is acting "too much like Eddie." That's why Eddie has that huge gash across his forehead.

Correction: If I remember correctly, Columbia makes reference at one point to Frank splitting the brain between Eddie and Rocky, while talking about the rocks in his head.

Dr. Frank N. Furter: "Do you think I made a mistake splitting his brain between the two of them?"

Corrected entry: When Frank turns all the characters into statues they all lose their clothes, but Dr. Scott keeps his blanket.

Correction: The "magical" Medusa-izer probably decided that the blanket was part of the wheelchair rather than clothing - after all, the seat of the wheelchair is made of something resembling fabric and it didn't go away.


Corrected entry: Throughout the entire time when Brad and Janet are talking after the wedding, you can see the boom mic above them. It's bobbing, and every time it comes down you can see it at the top of the screen.

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Correction: Actually the "boom mike" is only seen when they are in front of the church doors. This is because it is actually the lantern that hangs above the door.

Factual error: The criminologist describes the events of the movie as taking place "on a late November evening". In the very next scene, Brad and Janet are driving in Brad's car, and President Richard Nixon's resignation speech is playing on the radio. Nixon resigned in August of 1974. (00:12:00)

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Suggested correction: It is said by the writer of the movie that Brad taped the Nixon speech so he could listen to it later in his car, the movie does take place in late November.

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Trivia: At one point on set, the cast had an off-camera Easter egg hunt. Some were never found - you can see at least three of the eggs in the film: one under Frank-N-Furter's throne, one in the main hall in place of the light, and another when they are going up to the lair in the elevator.

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Question: One of my co-workers said the first line in the show was, "Michael Renee was sick the day the Earth stood still". Could you give me the exact first line and what it means?

Answer: The first line to the lyrics of 'Science Fiction/Double Feature' is "Michael Rennie was ill The Day the Earth Stood Still, but he told us where we stand." That line is a reference to the 1951 film classic 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', which stars Michael Rennie as Klaatu, the alien from outer-space, who is shot at the start of the film when he tries to convey a dire message of goodwill to the humans. The rest of the song lyrics refer to other science fiction films including 'The Invisible Man' starring Claude Rains, 'King Kong' starring Fay Wray, and 'Tarantula' starring Leo G. Carroll.

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