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Shock Treatment

Rating:PG
Genre:Comedy, Musical
Release Date:October 13, 1981
Running time:94 minutes
Cast:Jessica Harper, Cliff De Young, Richard O'Brien, Patricia Quinn, Charles Gray
Director:Jim Sharman
Producer:John Goldstone
Writer:Richard O'Brien, Jim Sharman
Distributor:20th Century Fox

Description: In this offbeat melodrama, a crazed gardener is relegated to a mental hospital after he goes berserk and beheads his wealthy boss. The scuttlebutt in the courtroom is that the killer has stolen over a million dollars from his former employer and has hidden it on the estate. A professional actor is hired to feign insanity to get into the home, befriend the maniac, and find out where he hid the cash. Once he is admitted, the hapless actor encounters bedlam as he meets the patients, undergoes electroshock therapy, and suffers through several injections. Eventually he finds himself falling for a manic-depressive woman.~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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