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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

 -  Comedy | Horror  -  22 August 1986 (USA)
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A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

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The teenage years of "Leatherface".

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Jim Siedow ...
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Bill Johnson ...
Ken Evert ...
Harlan Jordan ...
Patrolman
Kirk Sisco ...
Detective
James N. Harrell ...
Cut-Rite Manager
Lou Perryman ...
L.G. McPeters (as Lou Perry)
Barry Kinyon ...
Mercedes Driver
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Gunner
Judy Kelly ...
Gourmet Yuppette
John Martin Ivey ...
Yuppie
Kinky Friedman ...
Sports Anchorman
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Storyline

Young DJ Vantia Block is hosting a music show when two renegade hoodlums phone her and start making trouble. The situation changes rapidly as the kids drive to a passageway and get sawed to pieces by Leatherface while the shocked DJ listens the kids' screams. Local sheriff approaches Block and convinces her to play the recording made from the phone call on radio, hoping that the killers would show up. Written by Winnowill <an209309@anon.penet.fi>

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After a decade of silence... The buzzz is back!

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Comedy | Horror

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2  »

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$4,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,025,872 (USA)
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Trivia

John Bloom was cast, and his name is listed in the closing credits, but his scenes were edited out of the final version. See more »

Goofs

Lefty walks into the chainsaw shop and lays his sunglasses down on the stump before laying out his money. The glasses are lens down on the stump. Then after Lefty sets down the first saw on the stump he turns to get another saw and the glasses are now upside down with the lenses towards the camera. After he picks up the two smaller saws, the shot changes back to show the stump again and the glasses are back to being lens down like they started. See more »

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L.G. McPeters: [seeing Chop-Top cutting up records] Hey! What the shit?
Chop Top: Lick my plate, you dog dick!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the closing credits, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre logo appears briefly and the end title song is replaced by a loud chainsaw buzz noise. See more »

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Life Is Hard
Performed by Timbuk 3
Written by Pat MacDonald (as Pat McDonald)
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Produced by Dennis Herring
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The movie that spoofed itself
1 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow. I've never seen a sequel that spoofs its predecessor harder than this one does. 10 years after the original TCM, Leatherface is back, making a stunning entrance atop a speeding pick-up truck with his legendary chainsaw held high. After dispatching two incredibly annoying, cell-phone wielding yuppies, the cannibalistic Sawyer family is after Stretch, a DJ who was on the phone with the two idiotic victims and heard everything that happened. Simultaneously using Stretch as bait and protecting her from the Sawyers is bug-eyed weirdo Dennis Hopper, playing the demented, chainsaw packing sheriff and uncle to one of the previous films unfortunate victims.

This movie is definitely played for comedy, black as it may be. It's almost a retelling of the first tale, as Stretch runs screaming through the Sawyers underground abode, only to end up bent over a washtub while Grandpa feebly whacks away at her head with a hammer. There's a great chainsaw-as-penis scene, where Leatherface suddenly discovers sex and orgasms and promptly loses interest in chainsawing Stretch to death. There's also a hideous hammer murder and a gruesome "defacing" scene, just so you don't forget that, no matter how hilarious, this movie is still about over-the-top gore, mutilations, cannibalism and fates worse than death. Just when your stomach starts lurching, along comes another sickening joke to relieve the tension.

This is a brilliantly done film, made even better by its offbeat humor and oddly likable characters. In my humble opinion, it's the perfect sequel, done the way more sequels ought to be done.


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