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Release Date:
21 October 1995 (Japan) See more »
The American legend returns, to bring you back to the cutting edge of terror. See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Renée Zellweger ... Jenny (as Renee Zellweger)

Matthew McConaughey ... Vilmer

Robert Jacks ... Leatherface Slaughter
Tonie Perensky ... Darla (as Tonie Perenski)

Joe Stevens ... 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 ... I'm Not Hurt
Susan Loughran ... Jenny's Mother
David Laurence ... Jenny's Stepfather
Grayson Victor Schirmacher ... Grandfather
Jeanette Wiggins ... Woman Eating Chocolates
Carmen Nogales ... Girl In Red Dress
Lisa Caraveo ... Brenda
Les Martin ... Heckler
Adam White ... Heckler
Bill Wise ... Heckler
Loren Guerra ... Bud's Pizza Attendant
Derek Keele ... Cop At Bud's Pizza
Debra McMichael ... Cop At Bud's Pizza
Geri Wolcott ... Couple In RV
Axel L. Schiller ... Couple In RV
Andy Cockrum ... Stuffed DPS Officer
Roger Roe ... Stuffed Family
Angee Hughes ... Stuffed Family
Rebecca Rosenberg ... Stuffed Family
John Dugan ... Cop At Hospital
Paul A. Partain ... Hospital Orderly

Marilyn Burns ... Patient on Gurney (as Anonymous)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Derrick Sanders ... Prom Date (uncredited)

Ryan Wickerham ... Prom Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Kim Henkel 
Writing credits
Kim Henkel (characters) and
Tobe Hooper (characters)

Kim Henkel (written by)

Produced by
Kim Henkel .... producer
Charles Kuhn .... associate producer
Robert Kuhn .... executive producer (as Robert J. Kuhn)
Original Music by
Wayne Bell 
Robert Jacks 
Cinematography by
Levie Isaacks 
Film Editing by
Sandra Adair 
Casting by
Isabelle Emmanuelle Coulet 
Production Design by
Deborah Pastor 
Art Direction by
Ann Yzuel 
Costume Design by
Kari Perkins 
Makeup Department
J.M. Logan .... key special makeup effects
Shelley K. Meyer .... assistant hair stylist
Shelley K. Meyer .... assistant makeup artist
Daniel Nichols .... special makeup effects artist
Kim Pish .... hair stylist
Kim Pish .... makeup artist
Production Management
Loren Bivens .... production supervisor
M. Cevin Cathell .... production manager (as Cevin Cathell)
Christy Pipkin .... production manager: additional photography
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ed Cathell III .... first assistant director
Julia Lazarus .... second assistant director
Art Department
Kevin Berve .... property master
Andy Blackwood .... construction coordinator (as Robert 'Andy' Blackwood)
Leslie Bonnell .... set dresser
Mark Lambert Bristol .... storyboard artist
Billy Bunch .... carpenter
Everett Byrom III .... lead carpenter
Pat Davis .... carpenter
April Eyerman .... art department coordinator
Debra Fischman .... scenic artist
Heyd Fontenot .... set dresser
Jeff Hunter .... carpenter
Bryant Jackson .... set dresser
Julia Kirt .... on-set dresser
Frank Kozik .... set dresser
J.M. Logan .... special props maker
Sean McGowan .... swing gang
D. Montgomery .... set dresser
Jamie Panzer .... assistant props
Adele Plauche .... painter
Clint Sawin .... assistant art director
Jennifer Schneider .... set dresser
Hank Schwemmer .... carpenter
Tim Swingle .... carpenter
Thomas C. Warren .... carpenter (as Thomas C. Warren)
Sound Department
Peter Brancaccio .... assistant sound editor
Sheri Galloway .... dialogue editor
Allan Gill .... boom operator
Tom Hammond .... supervising sound editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist (as Katherine Harper)
Ossama Khuluki .... foley artist
Tricia Linklater .... assistant sound editor
Chip Ritter .... sound effects editor
Larry Seyer .... foley mixer
Scott Szabo .... sound mixer
Todd Toon .... sound effects editor
Jeff Timbs .... daily sound transferer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Andy Cockrum .... special effects
J.M. Logan .... special effects
Oscar Carles .... stunt double
Andy Cockrum .... stunt double
Jody Haselbarth .... stunt double: Renee Zellweger
Jerry King .... stunts
Laura King .... stunt double
Kenneth Lauderdale .... stunt pilot
David Sanders .... stunt coordinator (as David 'Stutter' Sanders)
Mark Chavarria .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Abby Antweil .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Abby Antweil .... second assistant camera
Robert Arjet .... grip
Loren Bivens .... camera operator: "b" camera
Scott Conn .... best boy electric
Sean Devine .... key grip
Curtis Herbert .... gaffer
John Hoye .... grip
Edison Jackson .... grip
Jennifer Jaqua .... still photographer
Ken Lichtenwalter .... still photographer
Jimmy Lindsey .... assistant camera: additional photography
Jason Maresch .... best boy grip
Christopher J. Meyer .... grip (as Christopher Meyer)
Todd Morris .... still photographer
Eliza Putnam Parkerson .... grip
Eric Pickett .... grip
Charles Seligman .... grip: additional photography (as Charlie Seligman)
Tiffany Toby .... camera loader
Sebastian Vega .... first assistant camera: additional photography
Clark Walker .... first assistant camera (as Clark Lee Walker)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melanie Armstrong Fletcher .... key costumer
Kari Perkins .... costumer
Editorial Department
Robert Colley .... negative cutter
Justine Kalb .... apprentice editor
Eric A. Lewy .... associate editor
Jay Mahavier .... post-production assistant
Stephanis Norris .... post-production assistant
Gary Wallace .... negative cutter
Music Department
Paul Cullum .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Steve Kuhn .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Belinda Celis .... assistant production coordinator
Marc Chase .... production assistant
Katie Cokinos .... location manager
Patrick J. Gallagher .... production assistant
Cesar Giagnocovo .... office production assistant
Charles Hackett .... craft service
Toni Harkings .... craft service
Lee Hunsaker .... set production assistant
Chris Kilgore .... production secretary
Mimi N. McGreal .... office production assistant
Ken Nessling .... production assistant
Samara Paysse .... script supervisor
Brenda Playfair .... executive secretary
R. David Ruiz .... office production assistant
Derrick Sanders .... office production assistant
Nancy Schafer .... production coordinator

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Also Known As:
"The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre" - USA (original title)
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Rated R for demented mayhem and torture, and for strong language
95 min (uncut version) | Argentina:90 min | Canada:93 min | Sweden:86 min | USA:86 min (cut version) | Finland:82 min (video) (1997) | UK:83 min (DVD)
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Did You Know?

Final film of Robert Jacks, (who played Leatherface) who passed away on August 8, 2001. One day shy of his 42nd birthday.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Jenny runs to Darla's trailer after being chased by Leatherface, she runs inside and trips, and her dress pulls upward, beautifully revealing the flesh-colored kneepads she's wearing for the stunt.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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Stupid, contrived, silly...but still somewhat enjoyable, 1 August 2002
Author: technicolorwasteland from United States

I expected this film to be extremely terrible because of all the negative reviews I'd heard about it. However, in reality, I found myself to like the film in all its warped oddness, clumsy editing, confused storyline, and mediocre to bad acting. The four teens, Jenny, Heather, Barry and Sean, were all extremely annoying, so it's not like you're really rooting for them to get out alive or anything. I myself thought Heather would have been a better leading girl than Jenny - Renee Zellweger's character almost seemed to like getting chased around by Leatherface and tortured and whatnot by the other demented family members. The best actor in this movie overall would have to be Matthew McConaughey. He was excellent as the psychotic Vilmer and seemed to take over for Leatherface, who in this entry is not scary at all and spends a lot of time screaming like a woman and putting on makeup and whatnot. Matthew's role is indeed the highlight of this confused, low-budget mess. I found myself insanely turned on by his sexy, rugged presence as the movie progressed - call me sick, but hey, Renee Zellweger seemed to want some of that when he kept going after her. Other points to mention include the strange subplot involving the FBI (I'm still trying to figure that out, I just don't get it) and also how it seems that this film was originally conceived as a remake but once it got to video they are marketing it as this all new entry in the "Chain Saw" series. Not so. It adds nothing new. It's just a rehash of the original '74 classic, which is, of course, the best out of all the "Chain Saw" movies. If you like trashy type, low budget movies, you will like this. Keep in mind, it's not really bloody at all and no one is killed with a chainsaw. Another strange and frustrating point in this mess of a film.

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