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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 22 August 1986 (USA)
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A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

L.M. Kit Carson, Tobe Hooper (film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright
Caroline Williams ... Vanita 'Stretch' Brock
Jim Siedow ... Drayton Sawyer - The Cook
Bill Moseley ... 'Chop-Top' Sawyer
Bill Johnson ... Leatherface 'Bubba' Sawyer
Ken Evert Ken Evert ... Grandpa Sawyer
Harlan Jordan Harlan Jordan ... Patrolman
Kirk Sisco Kirk Sisco ... Detective
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Cut-Rite Manager
Lou Perryman Lou Perryman ... L.G. McPeters (as Lou Perry)
Barry Kinyon Barry Kinyon ... Buzz - Mercedes Driver
Chris Douridas ... Rick - Gunner
Judy Kelly Judy Kelly ... Gourmet Yuppette
John Martin Ivey John Martin Ivey ... Yuppie
Kinky Friedman Kinky Friedman ... Sports Anchorman
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Storyline

Radio DJ Vanita 'Stretch' Brock's open request night is plagued by the annoying phone pranking of two road tripping, party-hard, hoodlums, but things take a disturbing turn when the hoodlums meet their demise at the hands of familiar chainsaw wielding maniacs. With the entire gruesome ordeal recorded on tape, Stretch seeks out the help of a former Texas Marshall who's on a personal quest of vengeance against this family of cannibals. While at first he turns her down, he eventually decides to use her tape to his advantage, asking her to air it during her request block- effectively baiting the cannibals to the radio station where he'll personally deal with them. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

After a decade of silence... The buzzz is back!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Loop 150, Bastrop, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,822,439, 24 August 1986, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,025,872
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario) (cut) | (original uncut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In the original screenplay, Stretch was going to be Lefty Enright's illegitimate daughter. See more »

Goofs

When Stretch is telling LG to cut the phone line he says to her "dammit, I'm trying darling" and you can see the boom reflected in the glass screen between them. See more »

Quotes

[a chanting Lefty has just sawed his way through the Sawyers' hideout and has finally come face-to-face with them]
Lefty: Boys, boys, boys.
Drayton: What the Hell's goin' on here? That the American way of enterin' a man's home, singin' like that?
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the closing credits, a Texas Chainsaw Massacre logo appears briefly and the end title song is replaced by a loud chainsaw buzz noise. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original 1987 Canadian home video release was distributed by Astral Home Video (Media Video slipcase with an Astral sticker on it) and runs only 90 minutes instead of the US version which ran 101 minutes. The missing footage was cut due to graphic gore. See more »


Soundtracks

Good to Be Bad
Performed by The Lords of the New Church
Written by Stiv Bators (as Stiv Bator) and Brian James
Lyrical Inspiration by L.M. Kit Carson (as Kit Carson)
Published by Illegal Songs, Inc. (BMI)
Produced by The Lords of the New Church (as Lords) with Dennis Herring
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User Reviews

 
Lick my plate!
19 May 2003 | by mister_pigSee all my reviews

Apparently only a select few of us horror fans really understand this movie. If you haven't seen it, you are really missing out. TCM2 is one of the the most brutal and bizarre movies ever made. Casual fans should probably stay well away from this one, because exploitation is the order of the day here. For you fans who like to be taken as far out as possible, this is a sure thing and you should see it without delay.

Tobe Hooper returns to direct, probably out of his love for the first movie, and what a blessing that he did. Many of the people that have reviewed this movie seem to have a problem with the switch over to comedy here. To those people I would say, "Hey man, the first one was a straight slasher pic that worked very well, keep enjoying it! This one, however, is another thing entirely, and it was meant that way!" Is this movie oscar material? No. Do I ever pay money to see movies of oscar quality? No. If you are reading a review of this movie, then chances are that you don't either. My advice is to put this one in and enjoy the ride.

In short, not only do they not make 'em like this any more... They only make 'em like this about once every 20 years or so. For serious horror/exploitation lovers, this is a gem! Everybody else stay away so I don't have to hear you whine about it.

10 out of 10!


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