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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

X  |   |  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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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2  »

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$4,700,000 (estimated)

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$8,025,872 (USA)
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Final film of Jim Siedow. See more »

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When Leatherface and Lefty fight, Lefty gets up onto the big table, but then Leatherface attacks him, causing Lefty to fall backwards onto the table. As Lefty falls backwards, he knocks the tall trophy that Cook won earlier on in the film, off of the table. But in the next shot the trophy stands back up, proudly on the table again. See more »

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Chop Top: [to Drayton] Kiss my plate!
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Good to Be Bad
Performed by The Lords of the New Church
Written by Stiv Bators (as Stiv Bator) and Brian James
Lyrical Inspiration by L.M. Kit Carson (as Kit Carson)
Published by Illegal Songs, Inc. (BMI)
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Worst Movie I Have Ever Seen!
27 March 2003 | by (Pasadena, CA) – See all my reviews

I went into this film with good intentions. Although the first Texas Chainsaw Massacre was hokey and low budget it was a fine horror film and had good characters. The family was terrific. However, this movie was downright awful. I am still in awe of the badness of this film.

First off, what happened to their house? Somehow they went from a little home in the middle of nowhere in Texas to some sort of underground death theme park. It didn't make any sense and it was stupid. Leatherface falls in love with the DJ or some small radio station and one of the family members has a METAL PLATE in his head. There were too many unintentional laughs in this movie to make it worth your while. At times it was downright awkward watching this movie.

I think the script for this movie must have been about 3 pages long, because everything anyone said was just repeated a hundred times over and over again until I wanted to shoot the TV. In this movie the family isn't even exciting. They are annoying and pathetic and the one guy with the metal plate just laughs throughout the entire movie. It's awful. Everything about this movie it awful.

The real kicker for me though was that in the first movie Leatherface was never reffered to as Leatherface, because his real name is Bubba, but his family in TCM 2 actually called him Leatherface. I couldn't handle it.

Whatever you do, don't see this movie. It was just horrible. Worst thing I have ever seen.


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