The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2Goofs
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At the beginning of the film when the two guys in the car are shooting signs, two holes appear in the Mesquite/Dallas sign but only one shot is fired from the single-barreled gun.
At the beginning of the film when the two guys are driving and shooting at road signs, there is a side view mirror on the passenger side of the car which appears and disappears many times from scene to scene.
Lefty walks into the chainsaw shop and lays down his sunglasses on the stump before laying out his money. The glasses are lens-down on the stump. Then after Lefty sets down the first saw on the stump, he turns to get another saw and the glasses are now upside-down with the lenses towards the camera. After he picks up the two smaller saws, the shot changes back to show the stump again and the glasses are back to being lens-down like they started.
The date on the newspaper article about Lefty is identified as a Friday when it should have been a Monday.
The opening scene shows the boys driving and shooting signs in broad daylight while the clock in the radio station reads 7:28 p.m. Later it is shown that this happened sometime during the third week of October, when sunset in Dallas was at about 6:45 CDT. By 7:28, it should have been near dark.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
No way could Stretch be reporting live from Dallas using the portable box slung on L.G.'s shoulder. Burkburnett is 150 miles from Dallas, far beyond the range of such a small transmitter. Even if the box was a radio-telephone, the long distance and special charges would be prohibitive for a small-town station to cover breaking news from a chili competition (even in Texas). However, "reporting live" simply means that the reporter was on the scene of the report as opposed to reporting from a broadcast desk or as voiceover for b-roll footage. It doesn't mean the report is going out live over the air as it happens.
Obvious stunt double for Lefty when he uses the chainsaw to slice the big log.
At the beginning of the film, the two guys in the car shoot a wooden support; the already weakened point in the support can be seen before they do so.
Lefty claims that one of the boys at the beginning of the film "sawed his own head off going 90 miles per hour." They clearly weren't driving nearly that fast.
In daylight, the bridge where the two drunk boys encountered Chop-Top and Leatherface is portrayed as being on a fairly busy road in the vicinity of Dallas. The time of the incident the night before was about 8:12 p.m., yet there were no other vehicles on the road. That seems strange for a route in a big, busy city. In actuality, the bridge used for the night scene was of a completely different construction than the one shown in the day scene. The filmmakers probably couldn't arrange to close down that bridge for the night scene.
Crew or equipment visible
After Lefty starts up the big chainsaw at the store, he lifts up the saw and swings it around. As he does this, the film crew is visible in the reflection of his dark sunglasses.
When Stretch is being chased by Lefty in his car, in one shot right before she runs to safety in the metal structure, a camera man's shadow can be seen following her.
(at around 13 mins) Lighting equipment is reflected on the side of Lefty's car.
Boom mic visible
When Leatherface and Chop-Top are leaving the radio station, Stretch walks out the room saying "They can't get away..." the shadow of the boom mic is visible on the wall to the right of her.
When Stretch is telling L.G. to cut the phone line, he says to her "Dammit, I'm trying, darling," and the boom mic is visibly reflected in the glass screen between them.
At the very beginning of the movie, the narrator is telling the story of what happened in the original movie. He states that the group was driving a Volkswagon van when they encountered the killers. That is not true; they were driving a Ford Econoline Van.