|Cattle truck driver|
|Cattle truck driver|
|Aliases:||Black Maria |
|Franchise:||Texas Chainsaw Massacre|
|Location:||Muerto County, Texas|
|1st appearance:||Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The|
The cattle truck driver is a fictional truck driver and a minor character featured in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre film series. Played by actor Ed Guinn, he appeared in the 1974 horror movie The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The cattle truck driver was a large black man who drove a "Black Maria" cattle truck through Muerto County, Texas in August, 1973. While driving down a highway, he came upon a bloody and screaming young woman named Sally Hardesty, who was being pursued by a chainsaw-wielding maniac known as Leatherface. The driver stopped his truck and got out to help Sally. He threw a wrench at Leatherface, which hampered his coordination, causing him to injure himself with his own chainsaw. The driver then ran off for safety, while Sally latched onto the back of another passing motorist.
Notes & Trivia Edit
- The character of the truck driver was created by director and writer Tobe Hooper and co-writer Kim Henkel.
- Final fate: Survivor.
- This is actor Ed Guinn's first work in film.
- Actor Ed Guinn also made a minor cameo appearance in the 2012 horror movie Butcher Boys. Fellow Texas Chainsaw Massacre actors Edwin Neal, Bill Johnson, Teri McMinn, John Dugan, and Perry Lorenz also appear in this movie.
- The cattle truck driver is the only African American character to appear in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
- Ed Guinn's name is similar to Ed Gein, who was an actual serial killer active in Wisconsin in the 1950s. The character of Leatherface is largely inspired by Ed Gein.
- The cattle truck driver's counterpart in the 2003 remake of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is Big Rig Bob, who was played by actor Brad Leland.
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- ↑ The words "Black Maria" appear on the side of the driver's truck. It is unclear whether Black Maria is the name of the driver, or relates to someone else. Maria is traditionally a female name and the driver is male.
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