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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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Tagline:
After a decade of silence... The buzzz is back!
Plot:
A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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(145 articles)
Contracted (2013) Review
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Underrated cult classic See more (243 total) »

Cast

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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)
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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
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
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)
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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:18A (Alberta) (reclassification in 2011) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | 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)
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Trivia:
Director, Tobe Hooper and co-writer of the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), Kim Henkel originally had an idea for a sequel that would feature an entire town of cannibals, and also be a satire of the film Motel Hell (1980), which itself was a satire of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The title of that sequel was to be 'Beyond The Valley Of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre', but the studio forced considerable changes to be made to the screenplay, even hiring a new screenwriter, and the result of those changes are what became Texas Chainsaw Massacre part 2.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Right after Lefty crashes the party, Stretch tries to escape. When she is first walking along the passageway, the shadow of the camera crew is visible along the screen left wall moving just ahead of her.See more »
Quotes:
[deleted scene]
Chop Top:[to Drayton] Kiss my plate!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in It Runs in the Family (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Life Is HardSee 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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37 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Underrated cult classic, 19 January 2006
Author: jmwbate from United Kingdom

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was a horrific realistic, and a genuinely terrifying film. This second is a strange (even stranger than the original) very sick ( a man forces a woman to wear her friends face??) and very budget blown (the appearance of Dennis Hopper).

We have Leather Face, Drayton (from the original we new him as old man) and Chop Top who is a new addition to the family who is (although probably the most deranged) a kind of funny and lovable character, he is very similar to the hitchhiker from the original except a Vietnam steel plated and (oddly) pale white skin colour.

A radio DJ (Stretch) gets prank called by two irritating gun ho kids in a car speeding down the motorway, but one of these prank calls just happen to be made at a wrong time as the two are chased by Leather Face in a opposite car and funnily enough kills them by chainsaw and its all been recorded on a live radio station. This makes Stretch closer to Lefty (dennis hopper) who is a family member of Franklyn (weelchair victim) in the original massacre wanting to hunt down the maniacs for revenge. The appearance of this recorded footage brings Lefty closer to catching the maniacs who is now out for Stretch for making the recording. The plot proceeds on to Stretch being held captive in the theme park style underground layer of the maniacs and Lefty roaring through chopping the place down with his chainsaw.

This is higher budget, meaning its got loads more action and the set pieces are even creepier and outstandingly made. The acting is pretty good as this time they had the money to buy proper actors. Although its unrealistic (living in an underground theme park layer filled with over 100 bodies used as props, people being chased in their car by a guy standing on top of his truck with a chainsaw on a bridge, the final battle between Dennis Hopper and Leather Face using chainsaws)its still a cult classic and very well directed. The original is superior but the second instalment is by far not a disappointment, more of a higher budget fun thrill ride with jumps, scares and even some funny parts which are hard not to laugh. The bad parts are the rushed beginning which we don't really know a thing about Lefty or why he's so mad and the fact that Leather Face now has feelings and becomes a little bit puffy at times. Apart from that all this "this is one of the stupidest films ever" nonsense is, quite plainly nonsense.

Better than the other instalments and the remake, not better than the original.

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