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Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation (1994)

The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original title)
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.

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Kim Henkel

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Jenny (as Renee Zellweger)
Matthew McConaughey ... Vilmer
Robert Jacks ... Leatherface Slaughter
Tonie Perensky Tonie Perensky ... Darla (as Tonie Perenski)
Joe Stevens ... W.E. Slaughter
Lisa Marie Newmyer Lisa Marie Newmyer ... Heather (as Lisa Newmyer)
John Harrison ... Sean
Tyler Shea Cone Tyler Shea Cone ... Barry (as Tyler Cone)
James Gale James Gale ... Mr. Rothman
Chris Kilgore Chris Kilgore ... Rothman's Chauffeur
Vince Brock Vince Brock ... I'm Not Hurt
Susan Loughran Susan Loughran ... Jenny's Mother
David Laurence David Laurence ... Jenny's Stepfather
Grayson Victor Schirmacher Grayson Victor Schirmacher ... Grandfather
Jeanette Wiggins Jeanette Wiggins ... Woman Eating Chocolates
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Storyline

This is the twisted tale of Vilmer and his crazy family which includes the lovely Leatherface. They have pastime of killing and stuffing people. Unfortunately, Jenny and her friends run into Vilmer and his clan in the middle of the night in the middle of the woods. Written by Josh Pasnak <chainsaw@intouch.bc.ca>

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The legend is reborn. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for demented mayhem and torture, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1995 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,111, 1 September 1997, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$141,626
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut) | (cut) | (video) (1997) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At one point , Leatherface hangs Heather on a meat hook. The very next time she is shown she is laying in the middle of the road and there is no damage from a meat hook on her back. See more »

Goofs

When Jenny is standing at the open door of Vilmer's truck, asking him where Sean is, she has her left hand resting on the truck door. In the next shot it's her right hand resting on the door, and then her left again in the next shot. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

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The Wolf At Night
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Cult Classic
13 March 2014 | by noone nobodySee all my reviews

This TCM;Next Generation is an accidental cult classic.I wasn't scared watching this movie,but finally figured out i'm not supposed to be horrified.It is subtly funny,and it is obvious Renee and Mathew and the others were trying not to burst out laughing half the time.It was a load of fun to watch.The actors were having too much fun to try to give Oscar performances and for that their performances are brilliant.This is Renee's best role.Not that she isn't a great actress in general...i just love her so much in this role.She is a young actress who seems like she is just having fun.Mathew is amazing..how on earth this movie gets such low scores is beyond me.Watch it...you'll love it.


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