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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

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

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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 ...
Buzz - Mercedes Driver
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Rick - Gunner
Judy Kelly ...
Gourmet Yuppette
John Martin Ivey ...
Yuppie
Kinky Friedman ...
Sports Anchorman
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Storyline

Radio DJ Vanita 'Stretch' Brock's open request night is plagued by the annoying phone pranking of two road tripping, party-hard, hoodlums, but things take a disturbing turn when the hoodlums meet their demise at the hands of familiar chainsaw wielding maniacs. With the entire gruesome ordeal recorded on tape, Stretch seeks out the help of a former Texas Marshall who's on a personal quest of vengeance against this family of cannibals. While at first he turns her down, he eventually decides to use her tape to his advantage, asking her to air it during her request block- effectively baiting the cannibals to the radio station where he'll personally deal with them. Written by Flixfanatic (moviemaniacjoe@msn.com)

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$4,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,822,439 (USA) (24 August 1986)

Gross:

$8,025,872 (USA)
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Trivia

Caroline Williams revealed to Dread Central that she considers the character Vanita 'Stretch' Brock to have reappeared in two further films, only one of them part of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series.

She appears in the uncredited role of a TV reporter in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) and, according to Williams, the director Jeff Burr told her "Look, I don't know how long this Chainsaw franchise will carry on, but I want to keep your character alive. I don't want to get rid of you. You are not mentioned anywhere in this screenplay, but I want to make sure that for the ages if anybody wants to revisit Stretch, it HAS to be you. [You will] be seen in Part III, so indelibly speaking, the fans will know it's you."

In Hatchet III (2013) Williams plays the news reporter Amanda Palmer and she says that "BJ McDonnell told me, 'She's Stretch. That's what we're doing here.' I played the character of Amanda precisely as she would be. Stretch grew up, she changed her name, she married a law enforcement guy played by Zach Galligan, and she split [from him] because she's a woman who is obsessed with pursuing these legends... these myths, which in her mind are NOT myths."

Williams also appeared in _Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016)_ as a character called "Stretch", but Williams doesn't include this in her description of Vanita Brock's other movie appearances. See more »

Goofs

(at around 13 mins) We see a truck with a prefabricated home on the back of it, which immediately disappears in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Chop Top: C'mon Bubba. Cook's out here chewing ass like it was steak... "We gotta run for that money now! Chase that dollar, boy! Gotta go fast to catch it... "
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Crazy Credits

Drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs is listed in the end credits as "Gonzo Moviegoer," but his scene was cut prior to the film's release. Briggs would later complain about the cut in his newspaper column, blaming it (with tongue firmly in cheek) on the Russian premier Mikhail Gorbechev. See more »

Connections

References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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Goo Goo Muck
Performed by The Cramps
Written by Ronni Cook
Published by NRM Publishing
Produced by The Cramps
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Indeed, a second massacre on the rampage!
25 August 2004 | by (Us of A-K-Okla) – See all my reviews

The answer to who the movie really centers on, is not as simple as could be sounded. This nice little sequel (thats right! a GOOD sequel), the attention could easily be said to circle around Williamss' Stretch, but Dennis Hopper gets the only billing. One "normal" day in Texas, two naughty little highschool brats decide to have fun, by calling in a radio station(hosted by an enthusiastic Williams) and play chicken with other texans, they think. Later, these angered Texans turn out to be, uh huh! Ya, we all know who, as they attack the little brats one dark night following the earlier prank. Williams "Stretch" catches all of this gore galore on tape, and exposes it on her show as a favor for Hopper. Hopper has underacted character who's revenge for the massacre and torture of his nephew and niece (Sally and Franklin from the first) is somewhat unconvincible to an extent, but he has better moments. Williams, on the other hand, is very into her character and obviously takes it to the next level, with some hammy moments resaulting. Still, after she exposes the missing Saw-yer family-she is next! Pretty scary stuff. Nice little set-up puts her in an awfully creepy confrontation with Moseleys' Chop-Top". Then the real terror begins. This one could easily be said to have been just a little more expanded than the first, and I certainly say so. I do, however, put the first one on a higher stand, nothing will ever beat the original nightmare, which still scares to this day. Though Massacre 2 has its real moments of both horror and comedy, it drags in the last real, and won't give up! Tobe Hooper must have worked em all with this one, but its all the same a great fun movie. To say it is bad, would be too harsh, I definitely give this one a thumbs up, and ya know what? I'm not the only one!


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