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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.

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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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Some tales are told, then soon forgotten. But a legend... is forever. See more »

Genres:

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

The house from this movie was also used in Alice Cooper's "House of Fire" music video. See more »

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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

Alfredo: [singing to himself while dumping body parts into a lake] Clean that trap Alfred, clean it good, all you motherfuckers don't tell me what I should... um, do. Take your ugly face Tex and ram it up your butt! *That's* what I'm gonna do!
[laughs]
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Leatherface Music Score
Arranged by ' Chris Pelcer '
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A Giant Improvement From Part 2.
27 August 2004 | by Mr_EctoplasmaSee all my reviews

"Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3" is the third installment in the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" series, and proves to be much, much better than the huge disappointment of the ridiculous Part 2.

"Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III" is about a couple who are delivering a car to California, and are crossing Texas country. They stop at a gas station where a creepy set of brothers work, and they are back on the road again. When a tire goes out, they stop to try and fix it, but Leatherface emerges from the darkness with his trusty chainsaw. In a panic to save themselves, they speed off and end up later crashing into another man's car. After the accident, they are chased through the woods and taken to an old secluded farmhouse where more torture awaits.

The family includes Viggo Mortensen, far before his "Lord of the Rings" fame, which is interesting to see him in his early movies. This movie doesn't skimp up on the gore, it is an all-out gorefest, much like "Part II" was, except I enjoyed this one a lot better. I rented it on DVD and watched the unrated version, and it was enough to make you think twice about eating anymore meat, it was pretty darn gory. Bottom line, this is one of the better sequels of the series, and a giant improvement from part 2. It had some suspenseful scenes that were well done and the acting wasn't bad. Overall, a well paced, well made sequel. 7/10.


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