The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Revealing mistake: During 'Sweet Transvestite', when Frank goes to get a drink of water, watch closely. You can see the screen shake a little bit. This leads me to believe that the cameraman tripped. (00:25:40)

Continuity mistake: The characteristics (size, shape etc.) of the cut going across Eddie's forehead (from his partial brain 'donation' to Rocky) changes throughout the scene in the lab.

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: Shortly after Dr Scott crashes through the wall and confronts Frank, their conversation leads to Eddie's whereabouts. When Dr Scott tells Frank, 'I can assure you that Brad's presence comes as a complete surprise to me,' he is leaning forward in his wheelchair. In the next shot, when he says, 'I came here to find Eddie' he is leaning back in his wheelchair.

Allister Cooper, 2011

Audio problem: As Frank-N-Furter exits the elevator and starts singing 'Sweet Transvestite', Janet faints but keeps screaming even after she has passed out. (00:24:25)

Continuity mistake: Right before 'Planet Schmanet Janet', look at her slip right after Frank slaps her. In the close up, the back is intact. But in the wider shot, the back is ripped. (01:09:50)

Continuity mistake: During dinner, on the back of Rocky's chair there's a party hat which keeps switching from being upright to hanging by its elastic over the chair's ball finial, depending on the angle of the shot. (01:03:55)

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: During dinner, when Frank begins to sing Happy Birthday to Rocky, Magenta walks around the table serving the slices of "meat", but in Frank's closeup when he sits down Magenta is still standing beside him. (01:05:30)

Super Grover

Continuity mistake: After Frank-N-Furter carves the "tender" main course, when Riff Raff tosses one piece of 'meat' onto Brad's plate, in the next shot Frank sits down, but when it cuts to the wide shot Riff Raff tosses the piece of meat onto Brad's plate again. (01:05:35)

Plot hole: Before "Rose Tint My World" the nude statues of Brad, Janet, Dr. Scott, Columbia, and Rocky are in the same positions, but somehow Frank-N-Furter managed to dress them despite the following impossibilities: 1) All are wearing high-heels despite being frozen while their feet are flat on the ground. 2) The fingerless gloves have a loop through which their index finger protrudes, despite their solid stone fists, except Janet whose stone fingers are solidly entangled in her stone hair. 3) All of Dr. Scott's clothes have been put on him despite being attached to the stone wheelchair and his legs covered with the stone blanket. (01:12:35 - 01:16:30)


Revealing mistake: At the end of the movie when the castle shoots into space, if you look just as it gets really misty, in the background (it's maybe just centimetres off) you can see the real castle. The one that blasts off is a cutout. (01:34:10)

Continuity mistake: When Brad and Janet are in the Throne room, it shows that when Magenta is taking off her blue woolen undercoat her light blue shirt is undone, but when the view comes out wide Columbia then undoes her shirt. (00:28:20)

Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of the "rose tint my world" performance, after Dr Scott wheels off stage, you can see a crew member with flares on, walking up in the rigging above. (01:21:05)

Deliberate mistake: In order to create the effect where Brad, Janet and Dr. Scott's bodies are turned into stone by Frank, casts were made of the actor's bodies, to create statues of them for the scene. The device turns their bodies into stone, but somehow a pedestal appears beneath both Brad and Janet - although this is obviously to make the statutes stand, where would the pedestals actually appear from in the story? Richard O'Brien, the screenwriter and writer of the original musical, referenced to the pedestals during the DVD commentary, expressing his dislike for them, but also questioning where they would have appeared from.


Revealing mistake: At the end of "Hot Patootie," an enraged Frank-N-Furter snatches an ice axe from the deep-freezer and menaces the terrified Eddie. There is no blood seen in the freezer at this point. Frank swings his first blow and completely misses Eddie, who is scampering into the deep-freeze several feet ahead of Frank. There is no blood seen in the freezer at this point, either. Frank then pursues Eddie into the fog at the back of the deep-freezer and viciously murders him with the ice axe (a genuinely horrifying scene as Tim Curry plays it, but the murder occurs entirely off-camera). But then, as Frank emerges from the freezer moments later, we see a splattered and gory trail of fresh blood leading into the freezer, as though Frank had already mortally wounded the escaping Eddie even before the offscreen murder. This looks as though footage from an alternate and more graphically violent version of this scene was kept in the revised scene, causing the gory blood trail to appear out of nowhere. (00:45:15)

Charles Austin Miller

Continuity mistake: During the Cabaret show, when everybody's stone bodies are placed on the stage, Rocky's right arm is extended forward and he has red make-up on his eyes. After he is unfrozen, he moves his right hand away from his forehead and the make-up on his eyes is now blue.

Continuity mistake: When Frank gets in the elevator at the end of "Transexual Transylvania", he says his last bit, and turns his head left. After the cut, he's facing straight out.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: After freezing her feet to the floor, Frank starts to assault Janet. As he does, he pulls her right bra strap down to her arm. A moment later, it's back in place.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: When Frank N Furter goes to kill Eddie, there is no blood on the ice, but a few shots later, there is a trail of blood that came from no-where.

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Trivia: The lips in the opening song belong to Patricia Quinn, who plays Magenta. The person singing is Richard O'Brien.

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Question: Why, when Betty and Ralph drive off on honeymoon at the start does the car say 'Wait till tonight - she got hers now he'll get his'? Am I missing something or am I just being naive and innocent?

The Doctor

Chosen answer: It means they are going to have sex. The bride got her groom and the groom is going to get laid.

Bruce Minnick

She got her ring, he'll get his ring... I'll leave the rest to your imagination.

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