Before being sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends take one last road trip, but when they get into an accident, a terrifying experience will take them to a secluded house of horrors, with a chainsaw-wielding killer.

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Jonathan Liebesman

Writers:

Sheldon Turner (screenplay), Sheldon Turner (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jordana Brewster ... Chrissie
Taylor Handley ... Dean
Diora Baird ... Bailey
Matt Bomer ... Eric
R. Lee Ermey ... Uncle Charlie Hewitt / Sheriff Hoyt
Andrew Bryniarski ... Thomas Hewitt / Leatherface
Lee Tergesen ... Holden
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Monty
Kathy Lamkin ... Tea Lady
Marietta Marich Marietta Marich ... Luda Mae
L.A. Calkins ... Sloane (as Leslie Calkins)
Tim DeZarn ... Supervisor (as Tim deZarn)
Allison Marich Allison Marich ... Young Luda Mae
Marcus H. Nelson Marcus H. Nelson ... Lackey (as Marcus Nelson)
Lew Temple ... Sheriff Winston
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Storyline

In August, 1939, a worker goes into labor while working in a slaughterhouse and dies after a complicated labor, though the deformed child survives. The possibly orphaned baby is dumped in a garbage container and found by a beggar later, who brings him home. Along the years, the mentally retarded and disturbed boy called Thomas is raised by the Hewitt family in spite of having psychological problems as well as suffering from an unnamed skin disorder, later working in a meat packing plant. In July, 1969, when the facility is closed, the inhabitants move to other places, but the deformed, mentally childlike Thomas flies into a rage after being insulted and kills the foreman. His deranged brother (considered his uncle due to their age difference) executes the sheriff that is going to arrest Thomas, and assumes his identity, wearing his clothes,driving his car though the roads in Texas and entitling himself as Sheriff Hoyt. Meanwhile, the brothers Eric and Dean are traveling in a Jeep with... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Nicole Moore, Detroit, Michigan

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Erlebe die Geburt der Angst (Witness the birth of fear) See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Leatherface was born in 1939, which would make him 30 years old in 1969; in real life, Andrew Bryniarski was 37 at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

At the very end of the movie when the car hits the Texas trooper and the guy he pulled over, as the car comes to a stop the bodies are nowhere near the centerline of the highway. As the killer begins to walk away the bodies are closer to the centerline. Then on the last shot of the accident as the killer walks away one of the bodies is completely over the centerline and directly in the middle of the highway. See more »

Quotes

Chrissie: [Charlie, or "Hoyt" finishes saying grace] I have a question for you. It involves the family tree, the lineage, if you will. Its like a system through a table...
[pauses]
Chrissie: Do you guys fuck all your cousins, or just the ones you find attractive?
Sheriff Hoyt: You blasphemous Bitch! This is redemption lady, thats what this is! Oh your all gonna pay for your sins, thats right. And especially you!
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Alternate Versions

The German theatrical version was cut by 8 minutes for a "Not under 18" FSK rating. The subsequent DVD release has a SPIO/JK approval but is still cut in two scenes (Uncle Monty's legs, Dean's death). See more »

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Referenced in Supernatural: Mint Condition (2018) See more »

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All Right Now
Written by Paul Rodgers and Andy Fraser
Performed by Free
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Copyright 1970 (Renewed) Fairwest Music USA (BMI)
o/b/o Blue Mountain Music, Ltd.
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the 2nd best chainsaw film?
12 October 2006 | by sifort2012See all my reviews

I've been a Texas chainsaw fanatic since i saw the original (when i was about 8) and all the sequels obviously tried hard (except the one with Bridget Jones in which was an utter waste of time) but ultimately failed to be worthy of following up such a classic. the remake was OK, it looked great and had some quality violence but didn't really hit the spot.

but when i had finished watching this one (a prequel to a remake?) I've got to say i was very impressed, of course it had problems. the odd character didn't seem to have much of a purpose other than to die horribly and scared teenage girls still have that tendency to walk towards the screams of pain rather than leg it, but the grimness and violence of it all was pretty much relentless. there was no crap attempts at humour (other than the 'sherrif' but thats laughing at how out of order he is) and once it gets going it doesn't stop until the abrupt ending.

it looks great, the violence is above and beyond what you expect to see at a cinema (i don't know all the cuts made to the us version but the UK version seems to be about 8mins longer) and it felt like i was watching something that deserved to have 'texas chainsaw massacre' in the title.

if you like horror and gore films you should have a great time, go see.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,150,000, 8 October 2006

Gross USA:

$39,517,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,764,406
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