The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Synopsis: In August, 1939, a worker goes into labor while working in a slaughterhouse and dies after a complicated labor, though the deformed child survives. The possibly orphaned baby is dumped in a garbage container and found by a beggar later, who brings him home. Along the years, the mentally retarded and disturbed boy called Thomas is raised by the Hewitt family in spite of having psychological problems as well as suffering from an unnamed skin disorder, later working in a meat packing plant. In July, 1969, when the facility is closed, the inhabitants move to other places, but the deformed, mentally childlike Thomas flies into a rage after being insulted and kills the foreman. His deranged brother (considered his uncle due to their age difference) executes the sheriff that is going to arrest Thomas, and assumes his identity, wearing his clothes,driving his car though the roads in Texas and entitling himself as Sheriff Hoyt. Meanwhile, the brothers Eric and Dean are traveling in a Jeep with
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Jonathan Liebesman
Production: New Line Cinema
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

Boss, I need a bathroom break!


Dear Lord, help me!

Get the hell out of here.

Well, that's what you get for

drinking on the job, Sloane.

Hey, Sloane, take it easy!

Sloane! Sloane! Damn it! Sloane!

You can do it!

Sloane. Sloane.


Dear God help us.

He's so beautiful.

That's the ugliest thing I ever saw.

Don't worry about it, Tommy.

You don't have to look pretty to

work down at the slaughterhouse.

What is that diseased

freak still doing out here?

We closed for good now.

Uh, I think he likes it here, sir.

Ain't no reason for that

ugly beast to still be here.

Jess, we need to get that oversized

retard the hell out of here.

We, sir?

Just you.

Hello, Hewitt.

We're shutting down the place today.

You know that 'cause I done told you.

Shutting down for good.

We ain't packing no more meat.

Ain't killing no more animals so...

You just leave the equipment.

You just get on home now, okay?

You gotta go, I said!

You gotta get the hell out

of here, you dumb animal!

What are you doing?

Shh! Keep your voice down.

This is how you sneak up on 'em,

How you catch 'em. Catch who?

Gooks in the swamp.

Eric, the only thing you're gonna

catch in this water is disease.

Chrissie, come on. No, I'm

not going in that water.

Consider it the last wish of a soldier.

Oh, no.

No, you've been getting last wishes

this whole past week, G.I. Joe.

And you call yourself a patriot.

You know what I think

is patriotic? What?

Me driving you across state

to go to Vietnam. Again.

You goin' all the way to Vietnam, baby?

No, honey, base camp's far

enough for me, trust me.

Just try to relax, baby,

'Cause today I'm going to use my tongue

In ways the Lord never intended.

How's that sound? Okay.


This may come as a shock

to you, but most men

Are into this kind of thing.

I'm sorry.

I'm just a little distracted, Bail.

I mean, I just keep thinking,

How does a person go back there?

You know, how do you do that?

It doesn't make him any more

heroic than you, baby, okay?

Yeah, but he thinks I'm

going with him, Bail.

Eric thinks I'm going

to Vietnam with him.

Well, he's your brother, he loves you.

You know, he'll get over it, okay?

Just close your eyes.

Let me see your hand.

You're gonna love this.

Can I look?


Eric, you got that

from a Cracker Jack box!

Wha... I... I had to eat 17

batches to find the one I wanted.

How many?

Two. Okay, girls or boys?

One of each.

And what are their names?

Bonnie and Clyde. No.

Come on. Bobby and Janis.

And where are us and

the kids gonna live?

California. Right by the water.

Don't leave me.

I ain't never gonna

leave you, beautiful.

I'll give you everything you want, baby.

Starting with this.

This is what you're gonna tell him...

You're going to walk right up to Eric,

And you're gonna tell him

that you're going to Mexico

And you're not gonna join

him in this stupid war,

No matter what some draft card says.


Get your bony ass ready,

soldier! Moving out at 1700 hours.

What's 1700 hours?

You better be getting some, Dean.

What the hell are you still doing here?

Go home. We're out of business.

You and your family are

the only ones stupid enough

To still be living in this town.

Your kind belong in this shithole.


May I help you?

You're gonna have to

speak more clearly, ma'am.

I don't understand. You're

gonna have to speak more clearly.

I'm your friend, Hewitt.

Come on, y'all. Look alive now.

Take one last look at

that motel over there

'Cause this here's your

lodging for the next two days.

What, are you gonna put

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Sheldon Turner

Sheldon Turner is a screenwriter and producer. His produced credits as a screenwriter include The Longest Yard (2005), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006), Up in the Air (2009) and X-Men: First Class (2011). He is an alum of Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Turner was featured in The Dialogue interview series. In this 90-minute interview with producer Mike DeLuca, Turner charts his detour from law school to screenwriting. Turner will be writing the live action Splinter Cell film. more…

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