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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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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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Budget:

$4,700,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$8,025,872 (USA)
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Trivia

When the BBFC notified Cannon that at least 20 minutes, and possibly 25, would have to be trimmed, Cannon aborted its plans for a planned U.K. release in 1986. See more »

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Lieutenant Enright claims that one of the boys at the beginning of the film "sawed his own head off going 90 miles per hour." They clearly weren't driving nearly that fast. See more »

Quotes

L.G. McPeters: Look, darlin'. Built ya a little fry house.
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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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Published by Orb Music Company (ASCAP)
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Gory and really stupid.
9 September 2000 | by (Lake City CO.) – See all my reviews

I wanted to like this movie. The first one is an all-time favorite; this is the worst excuse for gratuitous violence I've ever seen. Tom Savini's work is effective as usual. Some of the gore scenes left me shaking for days. Great art direction and music (Boingo in the first murder scene...) cannot save this awful mess. Dennis Hopper adds nothing but his name to this travesty. I like horror comedy like "Evil Dead" and "Dead Alive", but the attempts at humor in this mean-spirited film just left me feeling sick. The swiss cheese plot was topped off with a pointless ending. If you want to see some really sick blood and gore then this may be right up your alley, but it seemed pretty pointless otherwise.


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