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|Franchise:||Texas Chainsaw Massacre|
|1st appearance:||Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III|
"Junior" Sawyer is a fictional psychopathic murder and possible cannibal featured in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series. Played by actor R.A. Mihailoff, he appeared in the 1990 sequel film Leatherface: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. This is the only appearance of the character.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of Junior Sawyer was created by director Jeff Burr and screenwriter David J. Schow based on concepts originally developed by Tobe Hooper and Kim Henkel.
- It is implied by the opening narrative of the film that Junior's actual name might be W.E. Sawyer. However, another character named W.E. was presented in the 1994 sequel film Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation.
- Whereas other versions of Leatherface wore different skin masks, Junior only wore one. His mask was taken from a victim named Gina, which is indicated by the flower tattoo on right side of her face.
- Junior is the second of three "Leatherface" characters featured in the original film series. The first was Jedidiah "Bubba" Sawyer. The third is known only as Leather.
- It is implied that the little girl in the Sawyer household is Junior's daughter. However, this is never explicitly stated. Junior demonstrates a fatherly fondness for the little girl, and Tinker notes that he is great at "making babies".
- Junior's genealogical relationship to the other members of the family is unclear. It is safe to assume that he is the son of Anne Sawyer. Tinker, Alfredo and Tex may be Junior's brothers, or they may be cousins. There is also a possibility of being cross-relational, though there is no clear account of inbreeding demonstrated amongst the family members.
- It is also unclear whether Junior is actually a cannibal. At no point in the movie is he ever seen consuming human flesh or blood.