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 »

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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Trivia

During filming, R. Lee Ermey was called away to his mother's death bed. For the remainder of the time, filming was done around his character. See more »

Goofs

Though the film is set in 1969, the soundtrack features songs that were not released until after 1969. Free's hit song "All Right Now" plays on the radio while introducing Chrissy, Dean, Bailey and Eric. The song was not actually released until the summer of 1970. See more »

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Chrissie: Do you just fuck all your cousins, or just the ones you find attractive?
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Alternate Versions

The home media releases contains three alternate endings:
  • In this ending, Chrissie gets in the car after escaping from the meat factory and Leatherface is not in the back seat, but then Leatherface saws through the window with the chainsaw and he kills Chrissie.
  • This ending is the same as the theatrical ending, but Leatherface stabs Chrissie with a knife through her chest, instead of ramming the chainsaw through her stomach.
  • Also the same as the theatrical ending, but not with the voice over from John Larroquette, but with subtitles instead
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Connections

Spoofed in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Rehab (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
Performed by Dan Ostermann
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Good prequel to the 2003 movie
11 May 2020 | by reddiemurf81See all my reviews

How did the characters become who they became? This movie shows us how the Hewitt family began their reign of terror. The question I keep asking is this,,, who's the bigger 'main' monster? Is it Leatherface,, or the psychotic sheriff?!? While LF is definitely a monster,,, I'd say the Sheriff is the mastermind,,, The 'kids' who find themselves in this living nightmare were cast perfectly,,,

Once again,,, if you are squeamish and can't differentiate the movie from reality,,, then this is not for you,,,


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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:

$19,150,000, 8 October 2006

Gross USA:

$39,517,763

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,764,406
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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