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Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990)

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A California couple and a survivalist encounter Leatherface and his family.

Director:

Jeff Burr

Writers:

Kim Henkel (characters), Tobe Hooper (characters) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kate Hodge ... Michelle
Ken Foree ... Benny
R.A. Mihailoff ... Leatherface
William Butler ... Ryan
Viggo Mortensen ... Tex
Joe Unger ... Tinker
Tom Everett ... Alfredo
Miriam Byrd-Nethery ... Mama
Jennifer Banko ... Little Girl
David Cloud David Cloud ... Scott
Beth DePatie Beth DePatie ... Gina
Toni Hudson ... Sara
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Checkpoint Officer
Ron Brooks ... T.V. Newsman
Duane Whitaker ... Kim (as Dwayne Whitaker)
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Storyline

A couple encounters a perverted gas station attendant who threatens them with a shotgun. They take a deserted path in Texas to seek help, but only meet up with a cannibalistic clan interested in helping themselves to fresh meat. Written by Mark J. Popp <poppmj@cadvision.com>

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The terror begins the second it starts. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leatherface See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,692,087, 14 January 1990

Gross USA:

$5,765,562

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,765,562
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Nicolas Entertainment See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(R-rated) | (unrated)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tobe Hooper, director of the original The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), was originally going to be involved in the film. He had submitted a treatment to New Line execs, but bowed out of the project due to scheduling conflicts concerning his film Spontaneous Combustion (1990). See more »

Goofs

When Michelle and Tex are at the gas station standing in front of the car talking, the camera crew is reflected on the grill of the car. See more »

Quotes

Tinker: I'll be in hell for breakfast.
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Alternate Versions

Passed uncut in the UK on 18 March 2004, running 84 mins and distributed by Entertainment in Video Ltd. Quote from BBFC's website (www.BBFC.co.uk): "This is the full version previously rejected on film in May 1990." See more »

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A serviceable conclusion to the "original trilogy"
2 July 2015 | by lnvictaSee all my reviews

No matter how many sequels, reboots, spinoffs, or rehashes The Texas Chainsaw gets, none will compare to the original. That's a given. But there are some installments in Leatherface's interesting journey throughout the decades that are solid enjoyable movies on their own, such as the 2003 remake and this one. Here I feel like the campiness of TCM2 met the thrills of the original TCM in a healthy middle ground. There are some ridiculous one-liners, but they're placed fittingly unlike the second movie where the comedy felt forced and sloppy. The acting in the movie is above average too, with your standard "now famous but previously in a crappy horror sequel" actor to boot.

The main reason this is better than its predecessor is because it actually has suspense; not a lot of it but it's there. The creepy moments somewhat resemble scenes from the original but none of it feels rehashed. There are characters you can root for, and Leatherface is actually (kind of) scary again. There's also a satisfying climax, fit with heavy metal and cheesy lines that belong in a Marlon Wayans movie. It's just a fun popcorn horror movie with some gore, a couple thrills, and a decent amount of laughs. All in all, a movie is meant to entertain, and for the most part, Texas Chainsaw Massacre III did exactly that. Worth a watch for hardcore slasher fans.


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