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Director:
Writers:
L.M. Kit Carson (written by)
Tobe Hooper (film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre")
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Release Date:
22 August 1986 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Dennis Hopper ... Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright

Caroline Williams ... Vanita 'Stretch' Brock
Jim Siedow ... Drayton Sawyer - The Cook

Bill Moseley ... 'Chop-Top' Sawyer
Bill Johnson ... Leatherface 'Bubba' Sawyer
Ken Evert ... Grandpa Sawyer
Harlan Jordan ... Patrolman
Kirk Sisco ... Detective
James N. Harrell ... Cut-Rite Manager
Lou Perryman ... L.G. McPeters (as Lou Perry)
Barry Kinyon ... Mercedes Driver

Chris Douridas ... Gunner
Judy Kelly ... Gourmet Yuppette
John Martin Ivey ... Yuppie
Kinky Friedman ... Sports Anchorman
Wirt Cain ... Anchorman
Dan Jenkins ... T.V. Commentator
John Bloom ... Gonzo Moviegoer (scenes deleted) (as Joe Bob Briggs)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tobe Hooper ... Man in hotel corridor (uncredited)

Directed by
Tobe Hooper 
 
Writing credits
L.M. Kit Carson (written by)

Tobe Hooper (film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre")

Produced by
L.M. Kit Carson .... associate producer
Yoram Globus .... producer
Menahem Golan .... producer
Henry Holmes .... executive producer
Tobe Hooper .... co-producer
James Jorgensen .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tobe Hooper 
Jerry Lambert 
 
Cinematography by
Richard Kooris (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alain Jakubowicz 
 
Casting by
Robert MacDonald (casting: Los Angeles)
Pat Orseth (casting: Austin)
Bonita Pietila (casting: Los Angeles)
 
Production Design by
Cary White 
 
Set Decoration by
Michael Peal 
 
Costume Design by
Carin Hooper 
 
Makeup Department
Denise Carfagno .... hair stylist
Candi Duke .... makeup artist
Bart Mixon .... special makeup effects artist
Tom Savini .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Henry Kline .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David C. Anderson .... first assistant director: second unit (as David Anderson)
Newt Arnold .... second unit director
Richard Espinoza .... first assistant director
Mark Lyon .... second assistant director
John Moio .... second unit director
Leo Zisman .... second assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Anita Dallas .... property assistant
Terry Evans .... property assistant
Neil Gahm .... carpenter
Daniel Miller .... assistant art director
Michael O'Sullivan .... property master
Jay Raymond .... lead person
Joe Self .... carpenter
Patrick Welsome .... construction coordinator (as Pat Welsome)
 
Sound Department
David Bartlett .... supervising sound editor
Ron Bartlett .... sound editor
Wayne Bell .... production sound mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Stanley B. Gill .... sound recordist
Allen Hartz .... sound editor
Jane Lang .... sound editor
Michael Linn .... sound editor
Henry Miller .... boom operator
Oscar Mitt .... sound
Steve Shearsby .... sound editor
Ralph Stuart .... first sound assistant
Justine Vacco .... first assistant sound editor
Dick Vandenberg .... sound editor
Richard Villa .... sound editor
Fred Wasser .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Gabriel Bartalos .... special effects makeup crew (as Gabe Bartalos)
Ray Beetz .... special effects crew
Gino Crognale .... special effects makeup crew
Mitch Devane .... special effects makeup crew (as Mitchel Devane)
Josh Hakian .... special effects foreman
Tony Hooper .... model maker
Gerald McClanahan .... special effects crew
Shawn McEnroe .... special effects makeup crew
Bart Mixon .... special effects makeup crew
Daniel F. Morris .... mechanical special effects
Joe Quinlivan .... special effects crew
Ken Sher .... special effects crew
Todd Smiley .... special effects crew
Eddie Surkin .... special effects coordinator
John Vulich .... special effects makeup crew
 
Stunts
Daniel W. Barringer .... stunts (as Daniel Barringer)
Bob Elmore .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunts
John Meier .... stunts (as John C. Meier)
John Moio .... stunt coordinator
John Moio .... stunts
Tom Morga .... stunts
Beth Nufer .... stunts
Jim Stephan .... stunts
Al Wyatt Jr. .... stunts (as Allen Wyatt, Jr.)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brown Cooper .... first assistant camera: second unit
Phil Curry .... gaffer
Ian Ellis .... grip
Eric H. Lasher .... still photographer
Jon H. Lewis .... best boy electrician (as Jon Lewis)
Darryl Murchison .... lighting technician
John Sheeren .... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Glenn Dunn .... best boy (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Anne Couk .... first assistant editor
Omneya 'Nini' Mazen .... post-production coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Joseph Lockwood .... transportation
Lonnie Nelson .... construction driver
Phil Schriber .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Boots Hart .... key production accountant
Joe Self .... security escort
Sjon Ueckert .... location manager
Mark Zetler .... location scout
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
Canada:89 min (Ontario) (cut) | 101 min (original uncut version)
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Color:
Color (TVC)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:MA (TV rating) | Australia:R (re-rating, 2006) | Australia:(Banned) (1986 - 2006) | Canada:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Canada:18A (Alberta) (re-rating) (2011) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2006) | Chile:18 | Denmark:16 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2001) | France:16 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Hong Kong:III | Italy:VM18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:(Banned) | Norway:18 (DVD rating) (2004) (uncut) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:(Banned) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating on appeal) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:(Banned) (1986)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Hoyts Distribution, who had distributed 90 percent of Cannon's titles in Australia, submitted this film for classification in 1986. The film was deemed highly offensive by the classification board and refused a rating - effectively banning the film. Hoyts considered cutting the film, but the scenes and elements that offended the board were so many that it was decided to not release the picture all together. The ban stayed in effect until MGM resubmitted the film some twenty years later and "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2" was finally released.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: At 13.27, lighting equipment is reflected on the side of Dennis Hopper's car.See more »
Quotes:
Lefty:One of those boys was so crazy he sawed his own head off going 90 miles per hour.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in It Runs in the Family (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
No One Lives ForeverSee more »

FAQ

Is Chop-Top the same character as The Hitchhiker from the first film?
What are the differences between the Unrated Version and the Workprint?
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, 29 June 2011
Author: Toronto85 from Canada

TCM 2 was definitely not as serious as the original film, but it had a lot of charm to it. It begins in Texas (of course) with two young men driving along the road. They call a local radio station which is when we meet our leading lady Stretch (Caroline Williams) the DJ. While on the phone with the guys, Leatherface murders both of them Stretch manages to hear the chainsaw in the background. The police try to make their deaths seem like a simple auto accident, but when a former Texas Ranger Lefty (Dennis Hopper) sees the accident scene, he knows it was more than an accident. And when Stretch gives him the audio tape of the murder, he realizes that Leatherface has struck again. Once the infamous Sawyer family catches on that people know of their crimes, they trap Stretch in their sick twisted maze of dead corpses and rotting flesh.

Chainsaw 2 was made at a time when it was competing with the Krueger/Myers/Vorhees sequels. So it had to live up to the modern day slasher film, that means more blood. It's a lot more gory than the controversial first TCM. In this one, you literally see a guy get skinned alive, his face is almost peeled off for Leatherface to use as a mask. Oh and the family is explored more in this sequel. Jim Siedow reprises the role of "The Cook" Drayton Sawyer. He now sells chili to the fine people of Texas. He proclaims at a local cook off that it's his special secret recipe. Take a guess what he uses to make the chili....

Yeah so as you can see, TCM 2 is a little more morbid and comical in a black comedy sort of way. The maze that Stretch gets trapped in near the end is an old amusement park that the Sawyers are living in. Very creepy set they built for it as well. The acting is pretty good for this one as well. We also discover Dennis Hopper's character is related to Franklin, the man in the wheelchair from the first TCM. Nice little connection. All in all, a decent sequel to a 70's classic. It's not as memorable as the first or even as good, but a fine slasher film nonetheless.

7/10

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