A Cut Scene
From left to right is Dottie Pearl doing makeup, Ed Neal on the ground as the Hitchhiker and Tobe Hooper placing a rock under Ed's chin.
This scene originally was supposed to comprise of a shot of the Hitchhiker after he is struck by the 18-wheeler. His jaw is supposed to be dislocated with blood pouring out of his mouth.
This scene was eventually dismissed from the final edit of TCM. You can see this shot that was not included in the final film on the DVD version of TCM under the special features.
Ed Neal has talked about this shot several times. Most notably, he goes into great detail about this scene on the MTI video of "Family Portrait".
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