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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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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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(Ontario) (cut) | (original uncut)

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Trivia

A release in West Germany in 1986 was not possible because the film was banned before the film could be released to theaters. In 2012, Turbine Medien acquired the rights to the film and has now begun the process of getting the banishment revoked (something they successfully did for the first TCM). See more »

Goofs

At the radio station, Stretch locks herself in a room to hide from Leatherface. At one point, however, Leatherface breaks into the room and uses his chainsaw to destroy a ceiling fan (which, by the way, was not turned on). But a short time later, if you watch the top of the screen very, very closely, you will see that the ceiling fan appears to not only be restored, but also turned on. See more »

Quotes

Drayton: Grandpa's strict liquid diet keeps him as fresh as a rose.
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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 »


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Haunted Head
Performed by Concrete Blonde
Written by Johnette Napolitano
Published by Happy Hermit/I.R.S. Music, Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Earle Mankey
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A stunning tour-de-force edge-of-yourahhhhh ferget it
14 November 2005 | by (Bear, Delaware) – See all my reviews

If you liked Dennis Hopper in Apocalypse Now, you'll love him as Lefty the chainsaw-slinging Texas cop hell-bent for revenge in this sweet sequel. Head chainsawed in the first five minutes: check. Wacky characterization of beloved horror characters: check. Automatic love from me: check. Plus, Bill Moseley comes back as the cousin of the original hitch-hiker character and steals scenes as a psychotic hippied-out Vietnam vet. The comedy doesn't fall flat here either as there's just too damn much of it. Skip the other stupid TCM sequels and go for the one that counts.

That would be this one. The second one.


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