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Director:
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Harvey Weinstein (original story) &
Tony Maylam (original story) ...
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Release Date:
8 May 1981 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Gather Around the Campfire to Die! See more »
Plot:
A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Brian Matthews ... Todd
Leah Ayres ... Michelle

Brian Backer ... Alfred

Larry Joshua ... Glazer

Jason Alexander ... Dave

Ned Eisenberg ... Eddy
Carrick Glenn ... Sally
Carolyn Houlihan ... Karen

Fisher Stevens ... Woodstock
Lou David ... Cropsy
Shelley Bruce ... Tiger
Sarah Chodoff ... Barbara

Bonnie Deroski ... Marnie

Holly Hunter ... Sophie
Kevi Kendall ... Diane
J.R. McKechnie ... Fish
George Parry ... Alan
Ame Segull ... Rhoda
Jeff De Hart ... Supervisor
Bruce Kluger ... Rod
Keith Mandell ... Young Todd
Jerry McGee ... Intern

Mansoor Najee-ullah ... Orderly
Willie Reale ... Paul
John Roach ... Snoop
K.C. Townsend ... Hooker
John Tripp ... Camp Counselor
James Van Verth ... Jamie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Greg Hinaman ... Camper (uncredited)
Robert O'Neill ... Camper (uncredited)

Directed by
Tony Maylam 
 
Writing credits
Harvey Weinstein (original story) &
Tony Maylam (original story) &
Brad Grey (original story)

Peter Lawrence (screenplay) and
Bob Weinstein (screenplay)

Harvey Weinstein (created by)

Produced by
Michael Cohl .... executive producer
André Djaoui .... executive producer (as Andre Djaoui)
Daniel Ubaud .... associate producer (as Dany Ubaud)
Jean Ubaud .... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein .... producer
 
Original Music by
Rick Wakeman 
 
Cinematography by
Harvey Harrison (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Sholder 
 
Casting by
Joy Todd 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Politanoff 
 
Makeup Department
Suzen Poshek .... hair stylist
Suzen Poshek .... makeup artist
Tom Savini .... special makeup and effects
 
Production Management
Corky Burger .... executive in charge of production
Drummond Challis .... production supervisor
Robin Grey .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Magdalen M.T. Brick .... second assistant director
Carl Clifford .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
James R. Bilz .... assistant property master (as Jim Bilz)
Joseph Falzone .... set construction
Dennis Hoerter .... set construction
Suza Maher .... art assistant
Stephen Miller .... property master (as Steve Miller)
Joseph Rebisz .... set construction
Garth Truckenbrod .... set construction
John Wolf .... set construction
 
Sound Department
Anthony J. Ciccolini III .... supervising sound editor
Janet Conn .... assistant sound editor
Jack Cooley .... sound re-recording mixer
Ernie Davidson .... assistant sound editor
Thomas A. Gulino .... sound editor (as Thomas Gulino)
Wendy Hedin .... apprentice sound editor
Neil L. Kaufman .... sound editor
Gary Rich .... sound mixer
Fred Rosenberg .... assistant sound editor (as Fredric D. Rosenberg)
Larry Scharf .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Darryl Ferrucci .... assistant special makeup effects
 
Stunts
Reid Rondell .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rick Broat .... electrician
Jim Canatta .... first assistant camera (as Jim Cannata)
Frederic Feldbauer .... dolly grip
Raffaello Ferucci .... gaffer
David J. Frederick .... second assistant camera (as Dave Frederick)
Christopher Misiano .... key grip
Norman O'Halloran .... generator operator
Ed Poplawski .... best boy
John Rusac .... still photographer
Eric Van Haren Noman .... camera operator
Richard Wernig .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Mary Casilio .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rick Holtz .... wardrobe assistant
Marcia Patten .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Maggie Constantinidis .... post-production assistant
Farrel Levy .... assistant editor (as Farrel Duffy)
Robert Newman .... post-production assistant
Gail Showalter .... associate editor
Bob Weinstein .... editorial consultant
 
Music Department
Alan Brewer .... composer: additional music (as Alan Brawer)
Alan Brewer .... music soundtrack producer (as Alan Brawer)
Alan Brewer .... music supervisor
Alan Brewer .... musical director (as Alan Brawer)
Kevin Kelly .... music recording engineer
Anna Pepper .... composer: additional music
Rick Wakeman .... music soundtrack producer
 
Transportation Department
Sammy Divincenzo .... transportation
Jim Switzgable .... transportation
 
Other crew
Coleman Bagau .... special business advisor
Donald Barry .... security officer
Roger Bernhardt .... guidance (as Dr. Roger Bernhardt)
Alan Brewer .... assistant to producer (as Alan Brawer)
Paula Bryszki .... production assistant
Mary Lou Burger .... pre-production assistant
Sandy Burger .... pre-production assistant
Keith Cavele .... production associate
Jimmy Flynn .... production assistant
Bill Focht .... titles
Charles Fuller .... security officer
Alvin Glick .... legal counsel
Brad Grey .... production consultant
Jill Gutterson .... special researcher
Paul Horgan .... security officer
Craig Kellas .... production assistant
Mary Jane Nolan Kelly .... production coordinator
Paul Lamanna .... special business advisor
Harold Levin .... special business advisor
Mark MacKenzie .... production assistant
Randy Marks .... special business advisor
Michael McCarthy .... security officer
Frank McGuire .... special business advisor
Charlie Meeker .... legal counsel
David Moser .... special business advisor
Larry Pierce .... security officer
Sarah 'Bubby' Postol .... weather control
Carlita Powell .... production assistant
Jeanne Ptak .... pre-production assistant
Tom Savini .... horror sequence designer
William M. Scott .... location auditor
Tim Shea .... production assistant
Igor Sunara .... production assistant
Joe Takats .... medic (as Dr. Joe Takats)
Joe Takats .... special business advisor
Michael Trimboli .... legal counsel
Jean Ubaud .... creative consultant
Irv Ungerman .... special business advisor
Miriam Weinstein .... pre-production assistant
Vickie Weinstein .... script consultant
William Yuhnke .... special business advisor
Benjamin Zinkin .... legal counsel (as Ben Zinkin)
 
Thanks
David Appleton .... special thanks
Fred Casserta .... special thanks
Jonathan Dandes .... special thanks
Michael Grey .... special thanks
H. & Eric .... special thanks
Harley Hardell .... special thanks
Sam and Dorothy Levin .... special thanks
Max .... special thanks
Tom Pellerite .... special thanks
Ed Thomas .... special thanks
Sara Weinstein .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"Cropsy" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
91 min | Australia:89 min
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Certification:
Australia:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (1990) (cut) | Finland:(Banned) (1985) | Finland:(Banned) (1984) (uncut) | Finland:(Banned) (1983) (cut) | France:-16 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:(Banned) | Iceland:(Banned) | Norway:(Banned) (video) | South Korea:18 | UK:X (original rating) (cut) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1992) (cut) (2002) (uncut) | UK:(Banned) (1984-1992) | USA:R (#26281) | West Germany:(Banned)
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Trivia:
Larry Joshua is actually older than the two main counselors.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the raft massacre, the hedge clippers are shown to be bloody or clean between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Michelle:What are we going to do now?
Todd:All right, we'll all split up and search this whole area. The canoes have to be around here somewhere.
Sophie:What happens if we don't find them?
Todd:Then we'll build a raft, or something.
[the campers murmur and grumble]
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Cropsy Speaks with Lou David (2013) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
DOIN' ITSee more »

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What are the differences between the R-Rated version and the Unrated Version? And what about the BBFC-18 version?
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11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Friday the 13th without the scares, 25 September 2007
Author: jseger9000 from Houston, Texas

This movie is crap.

Let's get what's 'good' about this movie out of the way first: Tom Savini did the special effects and he did a pretty good job. There's a couple of scenes of full frontal nudity. You get to see some annoying kids get violently dispatched.

The problem is it's nothing new and nothing special. It felt like the Weinstein's wrote the script after reading Slasher Films For Dummies. If the only slasher movie you've seen before this one is the original Friday the 13th, you can still predict everything that will happen. This movie isn't even a copy of Friday the 13th. It's a copy of a copy. It felt like the people making this movie didn't like or understand horror movies. They hit all the right notes for a slasher movie without seeming to understand the genre. It's no surprise that these guys would later head up Dimension films and churn out endless Screams, Final Destinations and I Know What You Did Last Summers.

When you think about it, there's no rhyme or reason for anything that happens in this movie. An angry guy picks a bunch of kids at random and bumps them off. No, never mind. That sounds like the plot to an okay movie at least. There is zero suspense or tension in this flick. For the first forty minutes or so at camp, NOTHING happens. This time isn't used to foreshadow anything or establish the killer's motivation or anything. Just a half hour or so of weird looking kids at summer camp. At the end they sort of try to tie it back to the beginning, but when the big 'revelation' happens, you realize that even though you as a viewer can see a connection, the killer wouldn't have this info.

I don't know. Most of the other reviews I've read for this movie are pretty enthusiastic, so maybe it's me. But aside from the over-the-top violence and copious nudity, this film was a total letdown. And is it just me, or are garden shears just sort of a goofy weapon?

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