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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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The terror begins the second it starts. 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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Quotes

Tinker: I'll be in hell for breakfast.
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Alternate Versions

There's a second alternate ending in which the heroine escapes the swamp and keeps running throughout the night and eventually stumbles upon a police station. Once she makes it inside, the sheriff pretends to want to help her.After a few moments, it's revealed that he's hiding a chainsaw under the desk and attacks her with it. It was implying that the whole town is involved with the Sawyer family. See more »

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A great slasher movie, but a bad sequel
28 October 2003 | by king_jack_the_wickedSee all my reviews

I really liked this film a lot, but you have to watch it with an open mind and forget the other TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE movies that it follows. It, in no way seems to be connected, other than the name Leatherface.

As far as slasher movies go with legends like Jason Vorhees, Michael Myers, Norman Bates etc., this film fits in well. Here Leatherface is a madman who seems to have a blood lust not to mention the mind of a madman as opposed to the mind of a retarded person as he had on the first two. I hated this Leatherface really, but enjoyed him as a killer. After just a little while I forgot about the Sawyer family and enjoyed this movie for what it was and I really liked it.

Bottom line is this....this move was a great film if you enjoy movies like FRIDAY THE 13TH if not then don't watch it. It's not at all like the first two TCM's so don't expect a sequel, but the cast is awesome and still full of psychotic characters.

8 out of 10 stars


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