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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

Unrated | | Comedy, Horror | 22 August 1986 (USA)
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A radio host is victimized by the cannibal family as a former Texas Marshall hunts them.

Director:

Tobe Hooper

Writers:

L.M. Kit Carson, Tobe Hooper (film "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Hopper ... Lieutenant 'Lefty' Enright
Caroline Williams ... Vanita 'Stretch' Brock
Jim Siedow ... Drayton Sawyer - The Cook
Bill Moseley ... 'Chop-Top' Sawyer
Bill Johnson ... Leatherface 'Bubba' Sawyer
Ken Evert Ken Evert ... Grandpa Sawyer
Harlan Jordan Harlan Jordan ... Patrolman
Kirk Sisco Kirk Sisco ... Detective
James N. Harrell James N. Harrell ... Cut-Rite Manager
Lou Perryman Lou Perryman ... L.G. McPeters (as Lou Perry)
Barry Kinyon ... Buzz - Mercedes Driver
Chris Douridas ... Rick - Gunner
Judy Kelly Judy Kelly ... Gourmet Yuppette
John Martin Ivey John Martin Ivey ... Yuppie
Kinky Friedman Kinky Friedman ... Sports Anchorman
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Storyline

Radio DJ Vanita 'Stretch' Brock's open request night is plagued by the annoying phone pranking of two road tripping, party-hard, hoodlums, but things take a disturbing turn when the hoodlums meet their demise at the hands of familiar chainsaw wielding maniacs. With the entire gruesome ordeal recorded on tape, Stretch seeks out the help of a former Texas Marshall who's on a personal quest of vengeance against this family of cannibals. While at first he turns her down, he eventually decides to use her tape to his advantage, asking her to air it during her request block- effectively baiting the cannibals to the radio station where he'll personally deal with them. Written by ahmetkozan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

After a decade of silence... The buzzz is back!

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Loop 150, Bastrop, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,822,439, 24 August 1986

Gross USA:

$8,025,872

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,025,872
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Ontario) (cut) | (original uncut)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (TVC)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

(at around 30 mins) After L.G. leaves the radio station, Stretch plays The Lords of the New Church's 'Mind Warp'. The song is uncredited. See more »

Goofs

When Lefty is at the site of the car crash, a blue RV is visible in the background, driving slowly down the road. In the next shot, it has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

[a chanting Lefty has just sawed his way through the Sawyers' hideout and has finally come face-to-face with them]
Lefty: Boys, boys, boys.
Drayton: What the Hell's goin' on here? That the American way of enterin' a man's home, singin' like that?
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Crazy Credits

Drive-in movie critic Joe Bob Briggs is listed in the end credits as "Gonzo Moviegoer," but his scene was cut prior to the film's release. Briggs would later complain about the cut in his newspaper column, blaming it (with tongue firmly in cheek) on the Russian premier Mikhail Gorbechev. See more »

Alternate Versions

Banned in Sweden in 1986. Running time was 97 min. Although it has been shown on 2 Swedish TV-channels a couple of years ago. See more »

Connections

Featured in Stephen King's World of Horror (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Shame on You
Performed by Timbuk 3
Written by Pat MacDonald (as Pat McDonald) and Barbara MacDonald (as Barbara K. McDonald)
Published by Mambadaddi Music/I.R.S. Music, Inc. (BMI)
Produced by Dennis Herring
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Fitting Sequel
15 July 2004 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

Very similar to the first movie,some of the actors even

look the same ( those that survived first time round ). Granpa must be really old by now and he just cannot bring that hammer down with enough force to split the young ladies' head apart. I seem to remember him having the same trouble in the first film. The sets for the last half hour are really spaced out and I wonder where they shot it. There is more comedy and tongue-in-cheek humour than in the original film, and the glorifying of the chain saw as a "sacred" object is obviously pushed further! I reckon the directer wanted to get a few things across that he regretted not having put in the original film ! Picture quality is obviously better than first time round. I would say that what is missing is the novelty effect but with a sequel we obviously cannot expect that. If you liked the original movie, then this one shouldn't disappoint too much. I wonder what happened to Dennis Hopper in the end !


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