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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

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A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

Director:

Jeff Burr

Writers:

Kim Henkel (characters), Tobe Hooper (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kate Hodge ... Michelle
Ken Foree ... Benny
R.A. Mihailoff ... Leatherface
William Butler ... Ryan
Viggo Mortensen ... Tex
Joe Unger ... Tinker
Tom Everett ... Alfredo
Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Mama
Jennifer Banko ... Little Girl
David Cloud David Cloud ... Scott
Beth DePatie Beth DePatie ... Gina
Toni Hudson ... Sara
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Checkpoint Officer
Ron Brooks ... T.V. Newsman
Duane Whitaker ... Kim (as Dwayne Whitaker)
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Storyline

A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leatherface See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,296,000, 14 January 1990, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,765,562
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nicolas Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

There was actually a series of forest fires in Valencia, California, during filming. This prompted the crew to scramble and work hard to get the burnt forest out of the shots during filming. They even went to the extreme of not lighting the background so that the burnt-out trees would not be visible. See more »

Goofs

This movie supposedly takes place out in the middle of nowhere, miles away from anybody, but numerous times throughout the movie you can see lights from houses in the background See more »

Quotes

Tex: Time for dinner!
Benny: [lights lighter] You're toast, fuck!
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Alternate Versions

The laserdisc edition also presents the alternate ending and sledgehammer scene used for the roughcut and not included in the film itself. The ending is as follows: Benny is killed in the lake in a more graphic shot. A burnt Tex then grabs Michelle as she tries to leave, and she pushes him up against a trap, where he is impaled. Michelle then is caught by Leatherface and hits him in the head with the rock. After falling asleep by a tree, she staggers down the road the next day and is passed by a police car. Flagging it down, she stops when she sees the little girl in the backseat, laughing. Michelle begins to cackle and collapses in the road; the last shot is of a "Don't Mess with Texas" bumper sticker. This ending is very rough, edited from both film and videotape sources. At one point you can hear crewmembers talking in the background. A counter is barely visible in videotaped shots, almost entirely matted out by the lower black bar. The sledgehammer scene goes as follows: the little girl suddenly walks into the kitchen and begs Tex to let her kill Ryan. He agrees and boosts her up on the counter, where she grabs a metal ring hanging from the ceiling. On the count of three, she pulls and a sledgehammer flies towards Ryan's head (the impact is still offscreen). The girl then catches his blood in a mug as she did for Michelle and puts the mug on the table. This scene is shown unmatted and from a somewhat worse film element than the movie. The music used to introduce the girl also plays in the background here. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Better than Part II
26 November 2003 | by mrfilmmaker666See all my reviews

I liked this version a whole lot more than the Texas Chainsaw

Massacre II...for one it didn't give Leatherface feelings, 2 is was

kinda scary at some points, and 3 it had good acting. The main

female lead was gorgeous and I have a major crush on her (too

bad she's not in a lot of movies) and the guy who did Leatherface

did a decent job, (though his 'Leatherface' didn't look all too great)

I'm gonna have to go with my favorite character being the deranged

gas station peeping tom.....he was the next best thing to the

original Hitchhiker. The ending was kinda weak and left you

wanting more. But overall a decent sequel, not great, not bad,

worth a rent.


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