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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning ()


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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... See more »

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Chrissie
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Dean
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Bailey
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Eric
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Uncle Charlie Hewitt / Sheriff Hoyt
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Thomas Hewitt / Leatherface
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Holden
Terrence Evans ...
Monty
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Tea Lady
Marietta Marich ...
Luda Mae
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Sloane (as Leslie Calkins)
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Supervisor (as Tim deZarn)
Allison Marich ...
Young Luda Mae
Marcus H. Nelson ...
Lackey (as Marcus Nelson)
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Sheriff Winston
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Alex
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Biker Chick (uncredited)
Emily Kaye ...
Biker Chick (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Jonathan Liebesman

Written by

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Sheldon Turner ... (screenplay)
 
Sheldon Turner ... (story) and
David J. Schow ... (story)

Produced by

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Jeffrey Allard ... executive producer
Michael Bay ... producer
Toby Emmerich ... executive producer
Mike Fleiss ... producer
Andrew Form ... producer
Brad Fuller ... producer
Kim Henkel ... producer
K.C. Hodenfield ... co-producer
Tobe Hooper ... producer
Robert Kuhn ... executive producer (as Robert J. Kuhn)
Alma Kuttruff ... co-producer
Mark Ordesky ... executive producer
Scott Rettberg ... associate producer
Guy Stodel ... executive producer

Music by

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Steve Jablonsky

Cinematography by

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Lukas Ettlin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jonathan Chibnall
Jim May
Joel Negron ... co-editor

Editorial Department

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Des Carey ... digital intermediate producer
Dylan Carter ... on-line editor
Peter Gvozdas ... first assistant editor
Missy Papageorge ... digital intermediate producer
Joe Pestana ... dailies assistant
Ashley Seitz ... post-production assistant
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... colorist
Rob Doolittle ... senior on-line editor (uncredited)
Mark T. Osborne ... additional colorist (uncredited)
Jim Passon ... color timer (uncredited)
Jimmy Tom ... assistant colorist (uncredited)
Ian Turpen ... digital intermediate scanner: Company 3 (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lisa Fields

Production Design by

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Marco Rubeo

Art Direction by

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John Frick

Set Decoration by

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Randy Huke

Costume Design by

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Mari-An Ceo ... (as Marian Ceo)

Makeup Department

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Troy Breeding ... key makeup artist
Jake Garber ... key special makeup effects artist
Grady Holder ... special makeup effects artist: K.N.B. EFX Group
Paul Molnar ... pre-production artist
Kelly Nelson ... department head hair
Greg Nicotero ... special makeup supervisor
Carla Palmer ... makeup department head (as Carla E. Palmer)
Frank Parrish ... key hair stylist (as Frank D. Parrish)
Kevin Wasner ... special effects makeup technician
Aimee Macabeo ... special effects hair: K.N.B. FX (uncredited)

Production Management

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Alma Kuttruff ... production manager
Tim Pedegana ... post-production supervisor
Lowell Rottenberg ... post-production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Doug Carter ... second second assistant director
Chris Castaldi ... second assistant director
K.C. Hodenfield ... assistant director
Daniel J. Shaw ... first assistant director: re-shoots

Art Department

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Steve Allen ... propmaker
Sara Aronson ... additional props assistant
Amy Bell ... assistant property master
Kenneth Bingham ... utility technician
Raul V. Carrera ... on-set greens
Travis Dean ... propmaker
Patricia Dillon ... draper
Tom Dreesen ... construction coordinator
Ramona Fabregas ... scenic artist
Christopher Flournoy ... propmaker
Vanessa Gaitan ... construction estimator
Steve Gallien ... toolman
William F. Gambill ... stand-by painter
Erick Garibay ... assistant props / property master: second unit
Douglas Gessaman ... gang boss
Sara Giustini ... art department assistant
Dwayne Grady ... property master
Juliet Guimont ... scenic artist
Mark Hanks ... set dresser
Jourdan Henderson ... art department coordinator
Allan Holder ... propmaker
Heather Ingram ... set decoration assistant
Sarah Jordan ... construction estimator
Ellen Lampl ... graphic designer
Pat Martine ... paint foreman
Ana Martinez ... set dressing buyer
David Menefee ... general foreman
Mark Moore ... storyboard artist
Todd Morris ... on-set dresser
Gil Murrow ... utility technician
Barbara Nadeau ... scenic artist
John Parker ... set dresser
Shane Patrick ... leadman
Rob Perkins ... scenic gang boss
Scott A. Reeder ... property master: reshoot
Jeremy Reeves ... set dresser
Charles Seale ... construction gangboss
Corissa Smith ... scenic artist
John 'B.J.' Smith ... set painter
Wallace R. Symns ... lead greensman
James Toole ... propmaker
Gary Wimmer ... lead scenic
Robert R. Wonson ... set dresser
Koen Wooten ... props
Terri Wright ... buyer

Sound Department

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Robert Althoff ... sound recordist
Ethan Andrus ... sound mixer: additional photography
Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor
Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist
Ron Bedrosian ... adr mixer
Stacy Brownrigg ... production sound mixer
Eddie Bydalek ... sound mix technician
Kerry Carmean-Williams ... sound effects editor (as Kerry Ann Carmean)
Julio Carmona ... adr recordist
Thadd Day ... boom operator
Victor Ray Ennis ... foley editor
Marc Fishman ... re-recording mixer
Shawn Harper ... cable person
Chris Hogan ... dialogue editor
Daniel S. Irwin ... dialogue editor
Adam Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Michael Kamper ... sound effects editor
Ben Lazard ... boom operator: second unit
Diane Marshall ... foley artist
Kelly Oxford ... supervising sound editor
Alan Rankin ... supervising sound editor
Pieter Schlosser ... assistant: Steve Jablonsky (as Pieter A. Schlosser)
David Stanke ... first assistant sound editor
Lucy Sustar ... foley mixer
Karen Vassar Triest ... sound editor (as Karen Vassar)

Special Effects by

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Michael Ahasay ... special effects foreman
Jaremy Aiello ... special effects
Sebastien Caillabet ... fabricator
David J. Chamerski ... special effects technician
John Cluff ... special effects assistant
Ryan Evans ... special effects
Stanford Gilbert ... special effects technician
Grady Holder ... puppeteer
Vicki V. Johnson ... special effects medic
Frank Krenmuller ... special effects technician
John D. Milinac ... special effects coordinator
John Millinac ... special effects director
Greg Nicotero ... puppeteer (as Gregory Nicotero)
Andy Schoneberg ... special makeup effects artist
Lino Stavole ... special effects makeup technician: mold department, K.N.B Effects Group
Patricia Urias ... special effects: foam department
Kevin Wasner ... puppeteer
Jenny Wallace ... special effects assistant coordinator: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Des Carey ... digital intermediate producer
Chad E. Collier ... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
Sean Coonce ... digital artist: Digital Domain
Shelley Larocca Courte ... 3D animation artist: Digital Domain
Lee Croft ... digital paint & rotoscope lead: Digital Domain
Michael Early ... digital coordinator
Scott Edelstein ... 3D animation artist: Digital Domain
Steven Fagerquist ... digital compositor
Saeed Faridzadeh ... digital artist
Antonio Freire ... production accountant
John Gibson ... visual effects artist
Anne Hall ... color & lighting technical director
Lyndal Heathwood ... digital artist
Elizabeth Hitt ... senior digital effects editor
Holly Gregory Horter ... digital paint & rotoscope lead: Digital Domain
David P.I. James ... visual effects producer: Digital Domain (as David James)
James Kuroda ... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Bonnie Lemon ... visual effects producer: Digital Domain
Michael Liv ... dustbuster: Digital Domain
Jo Lockman ... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
Dave Lockwood ... compositor: Digital Domain
Nathan McGuiness ... senior visual effects supervisor
Stephan Pilon Lectez ... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Kelly Port ... visual effects supervisor
Gerald Ragland ... digital intermediate support colorist
Olivier Sarda ... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Christopher Savides ... color grader
William Schaeffer ... digital roto/paint artist: Digital Domain (as Bill Schaeffer)
Som Shankar ... 3D animation artist: Digital Domain
Jarom Sidwell ... visual effects production assistant
Kristen Swanson ... dustbuster: Digital Domain
Marc Varisco ... visual effects supervisor
Scott Vosbury ... digital paint & rotoscope artist: Digital Domain
Keith Weilmuenster ... digital roto/paint artist: Digital Domain
Michelle Winze ... visual effects coordinator (as Michelle Jacobs)
Debra Wolff ... visual effects editor
Niki Yoblonski ... digital roto/paint artist: Digital Domain
Amanda Hampton ... pipeline engineer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Brian Avery ... stunt double
Kenny Bates ... stunt consultant
Kurt Bryant ... stunt coordinator
Joe Bucaro III ... stunt driver
Stacey Carino ... stunt double: Jordana Brewster
Brian Christensen ... stunt performer
Mark Ginther ... stunt double
Charles Grisham ... stunt biker
Dick Hancock ... stunt double / stunts
Gene Hartline ... stunts
Henry Kingi ... stunt biker
Eric Matuschek ... stunts
Jeff Schwan ... stunts
Myke Schwartz ... stunt driver
Eileen Weisinger ... stunt double
Ethan Rosenberg ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Troy Anderson ... lighting technician
Roger Basquette ... digital video assist operator
Kelly Bogdan ... additional second assistant camera
Josh Cary ... rigging electrician
Layne Chaney ... grip
Patrick B. Coate ... film loader
Timothy E. Cole ... best boy rigging grip
Brown Cooper ... camera operator: "b" camera / director of photography: second unit
Matt Cowan ... dolly grip
Theda Cunningham ... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Theda Streetman)
Steve Drake ... best boy grip
Russell Engels ... gaffer
John Eschberger ... grip
Adam Flores ... grip
Robyn Greer ... rigging grip
Kurt Grossi ... key grip
Robert Hicks ... key rigging grip
Donald R. Howe Jr. ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Edison Jackson ... best boy electric
Tom Kalbfleisch ... electrician
Matthew King ... first assistant camera: second unit
Jimmy Lindsey ... camera operator
Greg Lomas ... dolly grip: "a" camera
Jeff Magers ... rigging best boy electric
Scott Magruder ... rigging electrician
David McSwain ... additional dolly grip / key rigging grip
Orlando Javier Mora ... grip
Richard Nance ... rigging grip
Zach Nasits ... second assistant camera
Danny Navarette ... electrician
Edward A. Navarro ... rigging grip
Trevor Doyle Nelson ... additional second assistant camera (as Trevor Nelson)
George R. Niedson ... Steadicam operator (as George Neidsen)
Clayton Null ... electrician: additional photography
Eric Pickett ... video assist: second unit
Paul Pryor ... additional assistant camera
Van Redin ... still photographer
Phillip Renke ... grip
Robert B. Reynolds ... rigging gaffer
Brandon Roberts ... rigging electrician
Calmar Roberts ... additional first assistant camera
Adam Drew Schwartz ... additional first assistant camera
Michael Scott ... camera operator: "a" camera
John Sheeren ... camera operator: additional camera
Peter Simonite ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Greg Travis ... rigging grip
Leif E. Ulvog ... rigging grip
Steven Lynn Walker ... grip
Jesse Wolter ... grip

Casting Department

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John Barba ... casting associate
Sally Jackson ... casting: Texas
Marisa Ross ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anna Abbey ... ager/dyer
Nyima Johnston ... costumer
Kathy Kiatta ... costume supervisor
Elspeth Lauder Mickel ... seamstress (as Elspeth Lauder Michel {surname misspelled})
Leeann Radeka ... key costumer
Stephanie A. Steel ... set costumer
Douglas J. Stewart ... textile artist
Haik Tateossian ... fabric dyer & printer

Location Management

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Dustin Daniels ... location staff
Jose Angel Hernandez ... location scout
Ben Thomas Holley ... location staff
Kelly Kernan ... location manager
Suzanne Koneful ... location scout: reshoot
Shobie Partos ... assistant location manager
Jimmy Schwertner ... location assistant

Music Department

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Bob Bowen ... music executive
Anthony Cordova ... music consultant
Jay Flood ... composer: additional music
Danail Getz ... orchestrator
Benoit Grey ... orchestrator
Simon James ... music contractor
Penka Kouneva ... lead orchestrator
Kory Kruckenberg ... assistant score engineer: Pro Tools Engineer / score assistant engineer
Joe Lisanti ... music editor: temp music
Tracy McKnight ... music consultant
Alan Meyerson ... music scoring mixer
Jennifer Nash ... music editor
Robert Puff ... music preparation
David Sabee ... music contractor
Brian Valentino ... score assistant engineer
Greg Vines ... score mixing assistant
Mel Wesson ... ambient music designer
John Finklea ... music editor: temp music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Monica Allen ... driver
Kate Bowie ... driver
Dwight Cary ... driver
Charles Coulter ... transportation co-captain
Sam Craytor ... driver: honeywagon
Joe Gallien ... driver
Gregg Hitch ... driver
Mike Hitch ... mechanic
Joseph Lockwood ... driver
Gwendalane Ramos ... transportation secretary
Tara Reimers ... driver
Hector G. Rodriguez ... driver
Charles D. Russell ... driver
Phil Schriber ... transportation coordinator
Bobby Sconci ... driver
Joe Self ... driver
Butch Themer ... driver
Marti Wells ... transportation captain
Steven Willhoite ... driver: production van
Mark Crosby ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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David Ackerman ... assistant chef
Adriana Alvarado ... intern
John Arszyla ... set medic
Cassandra Barbour ... rights and clearances
Megan Bertrang ... accounting clerk
David Boyle ... head of business and legal affairs: Platinum Dunes
Tawnya Brown ... assistant: Mr. Fleiss
Sean Carter ... assistant: Mr. Liebesman
Jason Cosgrove ... business and legal affairs
Lisa Del Dotto ... craft service assistant
Shanti Delsarte ... production coordinator
Nicholas DiCenzo ... production assistant
Scott Duncan ... chef
Joli Eberhart ... assistant: Mr. Bay
Colin Edlund ... key craft service
Sara Giustini ... production assistant
Kayse Goodell ... production assistant: day player
Gina Grande ... script supervisor
Lisa Greenblatt ... assistant: Mr. Form and Mr. Fuller
Gabriela Gutentag ... unit publicist
Julie Hansen ... post production accountant
Leslie Harvey-Montminy ... additional craft service
Ben Thomas Holley ... intern
Gordon Kaywin ... assistant: Mr. Form and Mr. Fuller
Nell Kennedy ... assistant production coordinator
Jason Konopisos-Alvarez ... stand-in (as Jason Konopisos)
Greg Kupiec ... title designer
Kandis Longan ... stand-in
Shane Mallory ... set production assistant
Morgan Miles ... production accountant
Glen Moorman ... production assistant
Daniel Norton ... assistant chef
Kate Poss ... production assistant
Bennett Pozil ... production financing
Tara Reimers ... assistant to cast
Brooke Satrazemis ... script supervisor: second unit
Michel Orion Scott ... production assistant (as Michel O. Scott)
Laura Sevier ... rights and clearances
M.K. Shaw ... payroll accountant
Jeremy Shirk ... set security
Eric Smith ... title sequence creator
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer: Company 3
Michael Sorrells ... stand-in (as Michael Sorrels)
Sharon Steinhauser ... business and legal affairs
Max Sturgeon ... key production assistant
Linette Themer ... security officer
Raigen Thornton ... paramedic
Nick Travis ... lead stand-in
Andrea VanEpps ... stand-in
Jenni Wieland ... first assistant accountant
Leigh A. Wilbourn ... production coordinator
Dyanna Wilson ... stand-in (as Wilson Foster)
Edward Albolote ... assistant: Michael Bay (uncredited)
Ronald C. Briggs Jr. ... inventory services (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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 their girlfriends Christie and Bailey, Eric to serve in Vietnam and Dean escaping to Mexico. When the group has a car accident, Hoyt arrests Eric, Dean and Bailey and brings them to his house. Christie follows them trying to rescue the trio, trapped in the house of sadistic and insane cannibals, in a trip of horror and gore. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Nicole Moore, Detroit, Michigan

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Taglines Witness The Birth Of Fear See more »
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Also Known As
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Origin (United States)
  • Texas Chainsaw: Beginning (Japan, English title)
  • Massacre à la tronçonneuse - Le commencement (France)
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (Germany)
  • La matanza de Texas: El origen (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Budget $16,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $18,508,228, 08 Oct 2006
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $51,764,406

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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 When Dean tries to escape he gets his foot trapped in a bear trap, which would have broken his ankle, but when he goes to help Chrissie in the meat factory he is running on it. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Flags of Our Fathers/Keeping Mum/Shortbus/Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning/Jesus Camp (2006). See more »
Soundtracks All Right Now See more »
Quotes Sheriff Hoyt: [after shooting the sheriff of a small town] Damn, I just killed the entire police department!
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