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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

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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

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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Witness The Birth Of Fear See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA 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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| (unrated) | (cut)

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DTS | SDDS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marietta Marich came up with the idea to sing 'Hush, Little Baby' to Bailey at the dinner table, which director Jonathan Liebesman thought was one of the creepiest things in the movie See more »

Goofs

The flip-flops Chrissie is using by the pool, are made in Brazil, and bear a Brazilian flag. Although the brand is quite old, the model with the flag is recent (mid 90's). See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Hoyt: Get her in there! I think you like wasting my time blondie!
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Alternate Versions

This is a list of every extra scene on the Unrated DVD 1. A bit more blood when Sloane (Leatherface's mom) is in labor with Leatherface. 2. Two more violent shots of Leatherface smashing his boss's legs with the hammer. 3. A whole new scene where nine bikers, including Holden and Alex smash up the car of the teens, also causing Eric's mirror to break which explains his line ''God Damn it, broke my mirror!'' 4. Some extra dialog when Sheriff Winston and Hoyt (not the sheriff yet.) Where Sheriff Winston tells Hoyt how one of his friend told him how to finger a horse. 5. At the first dinner table scene, Hoyt talks more about the people in the town leaving and we see Leatherface starting to eat. 6. There's a very short conversation with Holden and Alex into Luda Mea's store after Bailey asks where the bathroom is. 7. Hoyt pulls the piece of glass out of Bailey's stomach after the car crash and he licks the blood off of the glass and Bailey screams at him ''You *beep*
  • beep* 8. There is some more dialog in Sheriff Hoyt's car with Eric, Bailey and Dean in it. 9. When Bailey is tied under the table, Leatherface walks into the room and she starts screaming as he stares at her. 10. Before letting Dean do the push ups, Hoyt yells some more at Dean and now, Dean has to do twenty push ups instead of ten. The scene is the same, but Dean just like, goes from eight to eighteen. 11. There is more dialog between Luda Mea and the Tea Lady including the Tea Lady saying how good she thinks Ice Coffee is. 12. Eric's torture scene is a bit longer, it includes some more shots of him getting tortured and an shot from his arm skin getting peeled off. 13. The scene where Chrissie first enters the house is extended a bit, when Luda Mea drops the jar, she cleans up the mess and she throws it into the trash can. 14. Holden's death is more graphic, it includes an extra shot of him getting cut in half. 15. Eric's death has more graphic shots including a piece of flesh flying out of his body and the chainsaw coming REALLY close to Chrissie under the table. 16. The scene where Monty's legs are cut off is extended, there is an extra shot of his legs falling to the ground. 17. During Bailey's death scene, there's an extra shot of Hoyt smiling at Leatherface, before he slits her throat. And there's and extra graphic shot of Bailey's slit throat. 18. In the slaughterhouse, When Leatherface looks for Chrissie in the blood pools, we see an extra POV shot of Leatherface looking into a blood pool, without Chrissie in it, and lots of rotten flesh floating around. 19. During Dean's death scene, there's an extra graphic shot above Dean when Leatherface is still running the chainsaw for five more seconds. 20. Chrissie's death scene includes two extra shots, one is the chainsaw cutting up her belly button, and the second shot is him pulling the chainsaw out of her.
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This Chainsaw Still Ain't Rusty
30 September 2006 | by lovadollSee all my reviews

Texas Chainsaw Massacre:The Beginning is a fantastic slasher film that brings us back to the classic era of 1970's slashers.I loved this chainsaw film simply because it answers all the whys and provides you with leatherface's history.Definitely gorier than the previous film and far more cringe inducing.This is first non cheesy slasher i've seen in ages which is a very nice change for me personally.

The acting in the film is very good there are some very intense performances and some graphic scenes.It's shot very 70's slasherseque which overall gives it a creepy aura.The storyline is very easy to follow yet very disturbing and depressing at the same time.Overall fans of The Devil's Rejects and The Hills Have Eyes see Texas Chainsaw Massacre:The Beginning it's well worth the admission fee.


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