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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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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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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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When Stretch is telling LG to cut the phone line he says to her "dammit, I'm trying darling" and you can see the boom reflected in the glass screen between them. See more »

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Crazy Crazy Mama
Performed and Written by Roky Erickson
Published by Orb Music Company (ASCAP)
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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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