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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 »
Genre:
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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the original screenplay, Stretch was going to be Lefty Enright's illegitimate daughter.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning when the two guys are driving and shooting at road signs, on the passenger side of the car there is a side view mirror which appears and disappears many times from scene to scene.See more »
Quotes:
Chop Top:Burn her like a rat! Burn her like a rat!See more »
Soundtrack:
Strange Things HappenSee 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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Texas cheesecake, 5 November 2012
Author: Shawn Watson (gator_macready@yahoo.com) from The Underverse

Hate me if you want, but I never understood the high regard for the first movie. Yeah, I get the grim documentary tone, and I respect that, but there is only ONE massacre with a chainsaw, and it happens off-screen, while the rest of the film is also virtually bloodless. Nah, it's not something I rate highly.

This bizarre sequel only crossed my radar when I saw it on sale rather cheap and I was surprised by how much I liked it. Taking place 13 years after the first movie it opens with a couple of Yuppies being massacred with a chainsaw (sadly, the only chainsaw massacres in the whole movie) and the case promptly investigated by renegade Texas Ranger 'Lefty' Enright (the brilliant Dennis Hopper). The sound of the killing is caught on tape by radio DJ-type lady 'Stretch', who Lefty uses as bait to lure Leatherface out of the shadows. The trail leads to the labyrinthine catacombs beneath an abandoned amusement park for an epic showdown that doesn't really happen.

The problem begins with the second half in which Dennis Hopper seems to wander off into a different movie and nothing really becomes of his character while Stretch runs screaming from a horny Leatherface. It's a bit disappointing in this regard, but the wonderful set-design and gore effects keep it interesting. I just wish that there was more fodder for the titular chainsaw.

A lot of people consider this to be a spoof, but I don't think so myself. Horror movie-making had changed a lot by this point in the 80s. With slashers and the tools of their trade gaining popularity the genre moved away from gritty, grindhouse darkness and into something more colorful and mainstream (for better or worse). TCM2 is just a reflection of that. It's trash, but it's highly energetic and manic trash that's never boring, despite its shortcomings.

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