The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Beginning

Movie information

Witness the birth of fear. Rated R: Restricted (Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian) -- Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content.
Released on:
October 6, 2006  

Previously Announced Release Dates:
October 6, 2006
October 4, 2006

Production Companies:
Platinum Dunes
New Line Cinema

Status: Released

This film is Also Known As:
"Texas Chainsaw Massacre: the Origin"

Jordana Brewster, Andrew Bryniarski, R. Lee Ermy, Taylor Handley, Matthew Bomer, Diora Baird, Heather Kafka, Marietta Marich, Terrence Evans

Director: Jonathan Liebesman

Screenwriter: David J. Schow, Sheldon Turner

Genre: Horror, ThrillerPrequel
About the film:
Itís 1969. The conflict in Vietnam has exploded. The toll on the United States is catastrophic, the losses immeasurable, while the draft ramps up to feed the military machine. And 18-year-old Dean Hillís (Taylor Handley) number is up. But before Dean can report to the local induction center, his brother, Eric (Matt Bomer), who has recently returned from a tour of duty in Vietnam, decides to surprise Dean. Despite the concerns of his devoted fiance'e, Chrissie (Jordana Brewster), Eric plans to re-enlist alongside Dean in his beloved Marine Corps in hopes of keeping an eye on his directionless brother. Unfortunately, Deanís plans do not coincide with Ericís. Deanís simple strategy to dodge the draft and head south to Mexico is sponsored by his strong-willed girlfriend, Bailey (Diora Baird). But before either couple realizes the true battle they are about to confront, the boys and their respective girlfriends head across Texas for a final fling of serious fun.

Soon after their journey begins, the spirited foursome is spooked by a menacing pair of bikers, Holden (Lee Tergesen) and his girlfriend, Alex (Cyia Batten). When Alex chases the groupís jeep, propelling them into a serious accident, Chrissie is thrown from the vehicle. As Alex attempts to rob the injured trio, Sheriff Hoyt (R. Lee Ermey) arrives on the scene and turns the tables on their would-be assassin. While Chrissie hides in the nearby brush, she watches as the sheriff inexplicably taunts her friends before ordering them into the back of the patrol car. Unbeknownst to Chrissie, Hoyt is headed back to the Hewitt family home, where his nephew, Thomas -- who is being groomed to become the terrifying monster known as Leatherface (Andrew Bryniarski) -- and the rest of the Hewitt clan await. As Chrissie witnesses the horrors inflicted by the Hewitt family upon the people she loves, she realizes she is their only hope of survival.
Rated R for strong horror violence/gore, language and some sexual content.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $18.51 mil. (2820 theaters) | Domestic Total: $39.52 mil.
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