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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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Erlebe die Geburt der Angst (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

When Bailey is tied under the kitchen table "mother" starts to wipe the blood off her face. The camera the focuses on "mother" as she sing and cuts back to Bailey, and her face is bloody again. See more »

Quotes

Bailey: Normal guys would die for this.
Dean: I'm just distracted.
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Alternate Versions

The German theatrical version was cut by 8 minutes for a "Not under 18" FSK rating. The subsequent DVD release has a SPIO/JK approval but is still cut in two scenes (Uncle Monty's legs, Dean's death). See more »

Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Texas Chainsaw 3D (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

The High and Low of the Blues
Written by Roger Yeardley (BMI) and Tim Skidmore (BMI)
Performed by Ginseng Jukes
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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5 October 2006 | by Iceman21See all my reviews

I went and saw this movie,

My step-brother won tickets off a radio station for the preview, and I am glad that I got to see it, (For Free), it definitely was not worth the price of the ticket. Having Jordana Brewester was good, the acting was mediocre and as many have said it is the same tired old story.

One Guy said that it was more disturbing, then scary, and there some intense parts, and they were not predictable, and this is true. But for the most part it was OK, I would definitely wait for the DVD that is always better anyways with all the extras and crap that they put in there.


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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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