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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

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A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

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A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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$5,765,562 (USA)
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Trivia

There was also supposed to be a brutal "unmasking" scene, which would reveal Leatherface as horribly disfigured. That scene was scrapped (despite an obvious buildup during the opening credits) and saved because New Line wanted to use it in the next sequel, which never materialised. It was eventually used in the remake The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003). See more »

Goofs

In all of the early video editions, at the very end of the movie when Michelle closes the truck door after Benny gets in, the sound of the door slamming shut is heard before the door actually closes. This has been corrected in the recently reissued version however. See more »

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Alfredo: [after peeping on Michelle in the bathroom] She likes it. She likes it just fine. Just ask her!
Tex: Why don't you just shut up, stupid.
Alfredo: You shut the fuck up, motherfucker. This is my place! I'll do whatever I want here in my place!
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Follows The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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"Time for dinner! "
31 January 2002 | by (Kentucky) – See all my reviews

Leatherface had the greatest trailer of all time (Leatherface meets the Lady of the Lake, remember that?). Maybe that's why nearly everyone was let down by the film itself. Most people view Leatherface as an unwelcome addition to the legacy that is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre. No, it's not as good as the original or the sequel, but what do you expect when Tobe Hooper's not on board? However, if you do not compare it to its predecessors, it stands alone as a fun flick. It's at least watchable (unlike the Matthew McConaughey "remake"). The only thing I really don't like about it is the lack of continuity. The David Schow script is great, it just leaves out some needed information. In essence, this is the first in a long line of remakes. The director, Jeff Burr, does succeed in creating tension. My heart still pounds every time when they stop to fix that flat tire. Those far-off squeaking sounds are unnerving. The cast does well also. No one has the energy of Bill Moseley (Chop Top from TCM 2), but he's a tough act to follow. What they do have is horror favorite Ken Foree. Foree is always great. I don't care whether he's in Dawn of the Dead or The Phantom of the Mall, he's great. And you must give credit to Viggo Mortensen. He's come a long way from b horror to star in the Lord of the Rings. When it comes down to it, TCM 3 is worthy of a bit more praise.


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