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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)
"The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (original title)

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A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jenny (as Renee Zellweger)
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Tonie Perensky ...
Darla (as Tonie Perenski)
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W.E. Slaughter
Lisa Marie Newmyer ...
Heather (as Lisa Newmyer)
John Harrison ...
Sean
Tyler Cone ...
Barry
James Gale ...
Mr. Rothman
Chris Kilgore ...
Rothman's Chauffeur
Vince Brock ...
Susan Loughran ...
Jenny's Mother
David Laurence ...
Jenny's Stepfather
Grayson Victor Schirmacher ...
Jeanette Wiggins ...
Woman Eating Chocolates
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Storyline

This is the twisted tale of Vilmer and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface. They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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If looks could kill he woudn't need a chainsaw. See more »


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Rated R for demented mayhem and torture, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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21 October 1995 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$94,558 (USA) (5 September 1997)
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Trivia

The hospital scene at the end features three actors from the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974). John Dugan, who played Grandfather in the original film, is the cop. Paul A. Partain, who played Franklin Hardesty in the original film, is the orderly. Marilyn Burns, who played Sally Hardesty in the original film, is the patient on the gurney (credited as "Anonymous"). See more »

Goofs

When Jenny is standing at the open door of Vilmer's truck, asking him where Sean is, she has her left hand resting on the truck door. In the next shot it's her right hand resting on the door, and then her left again in the next shot. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: August 18, 1973. News of a bizarre, chainsaw wielding family - reports which were to ignite the world's imagination - began to filter out of central Texas. Regrettably not one of the family members was ever apprehended and for more than ten years nothing further was heard. Then, over the next several years at least two minor, yet apparently related incidents, were reported. Then again nothing. For five long years silence...
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In the end credits, the "Patient on Gurney" actress was credited as ANONYMOUS. See more »


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Tornado Warning
Written by Erik Moll
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Well...first I'm gonna kill ya.
3 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Okay, it's not the greatest movie in the world. Okay, it almost directly rips off the first one. Okay, the plot twist at the end is more confusing and dumb than thought provoking. Who cares? I sure don't! This was the first Texas Chainsaw I had ever seen. I loved it then and I love it now. The movie is about madness, plain old madness, and thats what it delivers. Again, it borrows heavily on the original. A bit tacky to say the least, but its got a lot of its own to stand on. I found that the character of Vilmer to be the best "not Leatherface" psycho of the series. Just edging out Bill Moseley as Chop-Top. Its popcorn horror, plain and simple. This movie scratches that part of me that also enjoys Cannibal Holocaust and Toxic Avenger. I recommend giving it a shot. You might hate it, or then again it might become one of your favorites.


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