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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original title)
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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Jenny (as Renee Zellweger)
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Tonie Perensky ...
Darla (as Tonie Perenski)
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Lisa Marie Newmyer ...
Heather (as Lisa Newmyer)
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Sean
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Barry (as Tyler Cone)
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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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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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

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

Matthew McConaughey (Vilmer) and Renée Zellweger (Jenny) both came to fame years later in 1996 with the movies A Time to Kill (1996) and Jerry Maguire (1996), respectively. Both actors shared the same talent agency. When Sony, who owned this film's distribution rights, were preparing to re-release the film, highlighting the pair, both actors' agent threatened a lawsuit against the studio, claiming their clients were being unfairly exploited. The agency also said that if Sony released the film on the back of their names, that neither actor would appear in any future Sony releases. Plans for the release were quickly scuttled. See more »

Goofs

As Jenny is climbing up a big aerial on the roof, Leatherface swings his chainsaw at the aerial. In shots of him swinging the chainsaw, Jenny has disappeared from the aerial. You can almost see the whole aerial, and she isn't there. See more »

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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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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, the "Patient on Gurney" actress was credited as ANONYMOUS. See more »

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Don't Tell Your Mama, Don't Tell Your Papa
Written by Beau Jocque (as Beau Jocques)
Performed by Beau Jocque (as Beau Jocques) and Zydeco Hi-Rollers
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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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