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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning Details


Bear witness to the birth of the most horrifying legend in the history of cinema as director Jonathan Liebesman explores the nightmarish origins of the psychotic Hewitt family in this sequel to director Marcus Nispel's 2003 hit The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The year is 1969, and despite the fact that the Vietnam War is raging halfway across the globe, all is ominously quiet on the back roads of America. Eighteen-year-old Dean Hill (Taylor Handley) has just received his draft notice, and his older brother, Eric (Matthew Bomer), is determined to watch out for his younger sibling by ensuring that Dean enroll in the Marine Corps rather than risking his luck at the local induction center. Dean has other plans, though, and as soon as the pair and their girlfriends, Bailey (Diora Baird) and Chrissie (Jordana Brewster), return from their final fling in sunny Texas, he plans to confront his brother with the prospect of dodging the draft. When an unsettling encounter with malevolent bikers Holden (Lee Tergesen) and Alex (Cyia Batten) results in a serious car accident in which Chrissie is thrown from the vehicle, the arrival of Sheriff Hoyt (R. Lee Ermey) at first appears to be a moment of divine intervention. However, when Sheriff Hoyt murders thieving Alex in cold blood and then shepherds her friends into the back of his police cruiser as Chrissie watches from the brush, their momentary reprieve soon gives way to an unimaginable terror. As Hoyt transports her ailing friends to the Hewitt home, where a childlike man named Thomas is currently undergoing the transformation into cannibalistic madman Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski), a desperate Chrissie attempts to enlist the aid of Holden in rescuing her friends from a fate worse than death. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:October 6, 2006


Jordana Brewster
as Chrissie
Taylor Handley
as Dean Hill
Diora Baird
as Bailey
Matthew Bomer
as Eric Hill
R. Lee Ermey
as Sheriff Hoyt
Andrew Bryniarski
as Thomas Hewitt/Leatherface
Lee Tergesen
as Holden
Terrence Evans
as Monty
Marietta Marich
as Luda Mae
Lew Temple
as Sheriff Wintson
Cyia Batten
as Alex


Jonathan Liebesman
Andrew Form
Kim Henkel
Mike Fleiss
Michael Bay
Tobe Hooper
Brad Fuller
Sheldon Turner
Screen Story
Sheldon Turner
Lukas Ettlin
Steve Jablonsky
Composer (Music Score)
Jonathan Chibnall
Marco Rubeo
Production Designer
John Frick
Art Director
K.C. Hodenfield
Alma Kuttruff
Alma Kuttruff
Executive Producer
Jeffrey Allard
Executive Producer
Mark Ordesky
Executive Producer
Guy Stodel
Executive Producer
K.C. Hodenfield
Executive Producer
Toby Emmerich
Executive Producer
Robert Kuhn
Executive Producer
Mari-An Ceo
Costume Designer
Stacy Brownrigg
Sound/Sound Designer
K.C. Hodenfield
First Assistant Director
Sally Jane Jackson
Lisa Fields
Russ Engels
Shanti Delsarte
Production Coordinator
Kurt Bryant
Stunts Coordinator
Joel Negron
Additional Editing
Kathleen Kiatta
Costumes Supervisor
Kelly Oxford
Supervising Sound Editor
Kelly Port
Special Effects Supervisor
Alan Rankin
Supervising Sound Editor
Chris Castaldi
Second Assistant Director
Christine Wada
Costumes Supervisor
Dwayne Grady
Properties Master
Troy Breeding
Key Make-up
Marc Fishman
Re-Recording Mixer
Adam Jenkins
Re-Recording Mixer
Jim May
Additional Editing
LeAnn Radeka
Key Costumer
Alma Kuttruff
Unit Production Manager