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A group of teenagers get into a car crash in the Texas woods on prom night, and then wander into an old farmhouse that is home to Leatherface and his insane family of cannibalistic psychopaths.
Matthew McConaughey (Vilmer) and Renée Zellweger (Jenny) both came to fame years later in 1996 with the movies A Time to Kill (1996) and Jerry Maguire (1996), respectively. Both actors shared the same talent agency. When Sony, who owned this film's distribution rights, were preparing to re-release the film, highlighting the pair, both actors' agent threatened a lawsuit against the studio, claiming their clients were being unfairly exploited. The agency also said that if Sony released the film on the back of their names, that neither actor would appear in any future Sony releases. Plans for the release were quickly scuttled.
August 18, 1973. News of a bizarre, chainsaw wielding family - reports which were to ignite the world's imagination - began to filter out of central Texas. Regrettably not one of the family members was ever apprehended and for more than ten years ...
As Vilmer and Jenny are driving along in his truck, in some shots of Vilmer, through the glass of the truck behind him, you can see a crew-member in white, wearing a watch.
In the end credits, the "Patient on Gurney" actress was credited as ANONYMOUS.
The Canadian DVD release on the Lions Gate label is the uncut version, running just over 93 minutes. It bears the title "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" The Next Generation."
$53,111 (USA) (1 September 1997)
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