History Trivia / TheTexasChainSawMassacre1974

23rd Mar '17 3:31:58 PM TheJayman49
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* NoBudget: As mentioned on the main page, the film only had a budget of $140,000.
1st Mar '17 10:22:24 AM embala
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In real life, Gunnar Hansen was regarded by many as an [[GentleGiant incredibly nice guy]].

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*** His smell reportedly got so bad that no one wanted to eat lunch with him, further isolating him from the rest of the cast, even his own "family."
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In real life, Gunnar Hansen was regarded by many as an [[GentleGiant incredibly nice guy]].guy]]. While preparing for the role and trying to develop mannerisms for Leatherface, he became a volunteer for a school for special needs kids.
** Gunnar Hansen strongly disliked Paul A. Partain when they worked together on set, because Partain tried to stay in character as the whiny, complaining Franklin during shooting. When he got to know Partain after filming had wrapped, they became close friends.
6th Jul '16 6:30:49 PM KenKevinStriker
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* WorkingTitle: ''Leatherface'' and ''Head Cheese''.

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* WorkingTitle: ''Leatherface'' ''Stalking Leatherface'' and ''Head Cheese''.
6th May '16 2:45:55 AM Az_Tech341
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* TheRedStapler: Inverted. According to Edwin Neal (Nubbins/Hitchhiker), Texas State Troopers actually shook his hand and thanked him for causing crime to drop 18%; apparently the message audiences took away from the movie was "Don't pick up hitchhikers".

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* TheRedStapler: Inverted.[[InvertedTrope Inverted]]. According to Edwin Neal (Nubbins/Hitchhiker), Texas State Troopers actually shook his hand and thanked him for causing crime to drop 18%; apparently the message audiences took away from the movie was "Don't pick up hitchhikers".
2nd May '16 8:59:31 AM otaking3582
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* TheRedStapler: Inverted. According to Edwin Neal (Nubbins/Hitchhiker), Texas State Troopers actually shook his hand and thanked him for causing crime to drop 18%; apparently the message audiences took away from the movie was "Don't pick up hitchhikers".
13th Apr '16 5:43:08 AM WarriorSparrow
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** ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' even mentioned this in [[http://www.cracked.com/article_19901_5-great-movie-scenes-made-possible-by-reckless-endangerment_p2.html an article]].
12th Apr '16 4:04:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The opening narration is voiced by John Larroquette (of ''Series/NightCourt'', ''Series/TheJohnLarroquetteShow'', and ''Series/BostonLegal'' fame). He did the opening narration of the remake as well.
** You'd think these people would know not to pick up a guy who sounds like [[Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers Lord Zedd]].
16th Feb '16 10:16:28 PM CommanderAce
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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In real life, Gunnar Hansen is regarded as an [[GentleGiant incredibly nice guy]].

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* MeanCharacterNiceActor: In real life, Gunnar Hansen is was regarded by many as an [[GentleGiant incredibly nice guy]].
8th Nov '15 1:41:53 PM beergood
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** Most of the actors didn't actually meet Gunnar Hansen, let alone see him in costume, before their first (which is also usually their last) scene with him. Additionally, there was only one Leatherface outfit and they didn't dare wash it, so Hansen was in the same outfit for weeks in hot Texas weather, making the other actors physically repulsed by his, um, aroma.
5th Nov '15 5:53:20 AM erforce
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* DuelingMovies: With ''Deranged: Confessions of a Necrophile'', another 1974 movie that was inspired by the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Gein Ed Gein case]] from the 1950s.
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