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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

R | | Horror | 6 October 2006 (USA)
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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

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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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Taglines:

The Only Thing More Shocking than How it Ended, Is How it All Began. See more »

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,508,228, 8 October 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$39,517,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,764,406
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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First movie to receive Iceland's 18 rating. 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: What about my friends?
Holden: Fuck your friends! You're on your own.
Chrissie: You Asshole!
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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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A Church At The Foot Of The Hill
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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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