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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation -- Jenny (Renee Zellweger) and her date take a wrong turn to terror where they encounter sadistic Vilmer (Matthew McConaughey). A hilarious, bone-chilling remake of the horror classic.
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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 Shea Cone ... Barry (as Tyler Cone)
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?

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 »
Continuity: When Darla picks up pizza from the drive-through, the employee in the window repeats her order of two medium pies and one large pie. However, all three boxes he hands her are the same size.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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16 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
"I Don't Understand!", 10 April 2001
Author: Muffy St. Bernard ( from Waterloo, Ontario

At one point, a terrorized Jenny screams "I don't understand!" And Vilmer replies "Welcome to the real world." For me, this sums up everything I like about this movie.

The TCM series has -- at the best of times -- been about random violence...usually for the sake of sensationalism. But underneath it all is the creepy realization that not everybody thinks like you do. Some of them do things which make no sense to you. When you step into their reality, you're at their mercy, and you'll never understand exactly why.

This installment plays the "why?" theme to the hilt, eventually copping out somewhat near the end when they should have just left us wondering. Darla is wonderful as Vilmer's girlfriend, alternately getting hung up about seemingly trivial things -- having a quiet dinner for a change -- and goading Vilmer into continuing their twisted, mutually abusive relationship. Vilmer himself has fantastic moments, though none of the actors quite live up to Perensky & Zellweger's standards of convincing nuttiness and terror, respectively. Though Newmyer is also great in a role which is too small.

Outside of the mayhem, there's some wonderful dialogue, especially the first few lines in the movie: the teacher who simpers around the students and then gripes, "f*** I hate kids." Heather's friend with the absolutely bizarre mannerisms explaining that the gossip-monger is just trying to cause trouble. Heather saying that they might end up slaughtered and hidden away in somebody's basement, with Sean retorting, "that's stupid, the houses around here don't have basements." And finally, my favourite line: "Too bad about her face, Leather, but you can have her shoes!"

Despite all the bad press this movie's received, I hope Kim Henkel enjoys what she created as much as I enjoy watching it. Goofy, funny, real, unreal, terrifying and witty: good job.

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