The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Factual error: This movie states that it is during the year 1973, yet in the beginning of the movie when they are driving in the van they are listening to "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd. This song was not released publicly until 1974. (00:03:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the girl shoots herself her body is still sitting upright in the backseat, but when the van hits a bump in the road and the body falls onto its side. When the van stops in the next shot the body is sitting back up again without anyone moving it.

Continuity mistake: When Erin and Pepper are trying to hotwire the van, the window is rolled down. After Erin starts the van and twists the wires together, the window is rolled up.

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Trivia: After the girl kills herself the gas station they stop at from the outside looks identical to the gas station in the original. (00:14:50)

Trivia: The scene where they are wrapping up the body was all ad libbed by R. Lee Ermy.

Trivia: During the police video sections of the film you can sometimes hear a camera flashbulb popping and then recharging. This same sound effect was used at the beginning of the original film when we see the decimated corpses being photographed.

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Morgan: What are we gonna do?
Kemper: I don't know... uh... we gotta call the cops, I guess.
Morgan: Um, yeah, on a list of bad ideas, that one goes, way up there. Oh, police officers, please, as you inspect a crime scene, which is now our van, please, ignore the colorful pinata, filled with marijuana, in case you happen to come across it, because it played no part, you know, whatsoever in the demise of this unfortunate, young, woman.

Andy: Well, I guess that's what brains look like... Sort of like... lasagna... kind of... Okay, I'll shut up now.

Sheriff Hoyt: You kids shouldn't have messed with that little girl. You brought this all on yourself.

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Question: Was R. Lee Ermey's character a real sheriff or did he just have a costume and a car he stole?

Answer: He wasn't a real sheriff - in Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning it shows him shoot the sheriff and take his clothes and car.

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Question: What cartoon is playing on the T.V. when Leatherface kills Kemper?

Answer: I'm pretty sure it was Felix the Cat.

Question: What has happened by the time the police footage is shown? After Erin escaped and killed the "Sheriff", police footage of the area is then shown (at the beginning as well), such as the police collecting evidence and filming a walk-through, as if the house has been abandoned for years, but it's only a day after. What has happened to the rest of the Hewitt family (Luda May, Monty, Tea Lady etc.), with the exception of Leatherface who escaped? How did the police only find out about the Hewitts then?

Answer: Erin must have led the police back to the house and then the Hewitt's were taken away so that way evidence could be collected. They must have thought that Leatherface had escaped and was no longer in the house.

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