“Shock Treatment” quotes(1981)
Plot – The bizarre story takes place in Denton, an imaginary town in the United States, where everything is dominated by TV and life goes on in a large television studio, where viewers are manipulated by powerful Farley Flavors, a fast-food mogul. The main characters are a young couple, Janet and Brad. Janet falls in love with powerful, elegant Farley Flavors. Both Janet and Brad are persuaded to be on the TV show "Marriage Maze”. The presenter, a blind man, convinces the rather clumsy husband Brad to seek treatment in a psychiatric clinic directed by two mad scientists: Cosmo and Nation, faithful executors of Farley Flavors' orders. Brad ends up in a straitjacket, locked in a cage and dazed by drugs. Janet becomes obsessed with the TV shows, turns into a wild cynical man-eating rock star and completely forgets Brad. It seems that Flavors can easily conquer Janet, but his shady enterprises are revealed, Brad is freed from the straitjacket and returns to Janet.
All actors – Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Charles Gray, Ruby Wax, Nell Campbell, Rik Mayall, Barry Humphries, Darlene Johnson, Manning Redwood, Wendy Raebeckshow all
“Shock Treatment” Quotes 12 quotes
“- Emily Weiss: Thank God he was born an orphan. It would have killed his parents. And thank goodness he didn't end up like that Slibstrini boy.
- Harry Weiss: What are you talking about? Danny Slibstrini's a chip of the old block. Why, I played 18 holes of golf with his father just last week and Hank says that Danny's moved to New York to better...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Every since I was a little boy, dressing up has always been my greatest joy. But when it's time to be discreet, there's one thing you just can't beat and that's a strapless, backless classical little black dress.”
“I can't stand it! Everything good always happens to other people!”
“Alimony is just another word for rape.”
“Macy Struthers with my husband. God, I must have been blind! Still, the weaker the man, the dumber the blonde.”
“- Dr. Cosmo McKinley: Romance is not a children's game.
- Dr. Nation McKinley: But you keep going back; it's driving you insane.”
“You're a dead-end, dead-beat, nowhere mister with a kisser like a Mississippi alligator's sister!”
“- Betty Hapschatt: Look at that, Bert Schnik's dancing! Bert can see!
- Judge Oliver Wright: Macabre, isn't it? The blind leading the blind.”