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Director:
Writers:
Martin Kitrosser (screenplay) &
Carol Watson (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
13 August 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A New Dimension In Terror... See more »
Plot:
Having escaped, Jason Voorhees is back, hockey mask and all, to continue his murderous rampage across Camp Crystal Lake. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
One of more entertaining sequels. See more (348 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Dana Kimmell ... Chris Higgins
Paul Kratka ... Rick
Tracie Savage ... Debbie
Jeffrey Rogers ... Andy
Catherine Parks ... Vera Sanchez

Larry Zerner ... Shelly

David Katims ... Chuck
Rachel Howard ... Chili
Richard Brooker ... Jason Voorhees
Nick Savage ... Ali
Gloria Charles ... Fox
Kevin O'Brien ... Loco
Terry Ballard ... State Trooper #2
Anne Gaybis ... The Cashier (as Annie Gaybis)
Cheri Maugans ... Edna
Terence McCorry ... State Trooper #3
Charlie Messenger ... State Trooper #1
Gianni Standaart ... Newswoman
Steve Susskind ... Harold
Perla Walter ... Mrs. Sanchez
David Wiley ... Abel

Betsy Palmer ... Mrs. Pamela Voorhees (archive footage)
Amy Steel ... Ginny Field (archive footage)
John Furey ... Paul Holt (archive footage)
Steve Dash ... Jason (archive footage) (as Steve Daskawisz)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Miner ... Newscaster (voice) (uncredited)
Marilyn Poucher ... Mrs. Voorhees corpse (uncredited)
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Directed by
Steve Miner 
 
Writing credits
Martin Kitrosser (screenplay) &
Carol Watson (screenplay)

Victor Miller (character creator) and
Ron Kurz (character creator)

Petru Popescu  uncredited

Produced by
Lisa Barsamian .... executive producer
Tony Bishop .... co-producer
Frank Mancuso Jr. .... producer
Peter Schindler .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Gerald Feil 
 
Film Editing by
George Hively 
 
Casting by
David Emann  (as Dave Emann)
Bill Lytle 
 
Art Direction by
Robb Wilson King 
 
Set Decoration by
Dee Suddleson 
 
Makeup Department
Allan A. Apone .... special visual makeup effects (as Allan Apone)
Larry S. Carr .... assistant makeup artist (as Larry Carr)
Shanon Ely .... hair stylist (as Shannon Ely)
Louis Lazzara .... assistant makeup artist (as Lou Lazzara)
Cheri Minns .... makeup artist
Kenny Myers .... assistant makeup artist
Francisco X. Pérez .... special visual makeup effects (as Frank Carrisosa)
Douglas J. White .... special visual makeup effects
Carl Fullerton .... makeup effects (uncredited)
Stan Winston .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Terry Collis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Davis .... first assistant director
Marilyn Poucher .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Bonnie Ballard .... property master
Mike May .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Kevin F. Cleary .... sound re-recording mixer
David Kelson .... boom operator
William L. McCaughey .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Nelson .... production sound mixer
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Earl Sampson .... boom operator
Clive Smith .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Martin Becker .... special effects
 
Stunts
Pamela Bebermeyer .... stunts (as Pam Bebermeyer)
Mike De Luna .... stunts (as Mike Deluna)
Tom Elliott .... stunts
Marguerite Happy .... stunts
Jimmy Medearis .... stunts
John Sherrod .... stunt coordinator
Steve Vandeman .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chico Anzures .... dolly grip
M.J. Bogdanowicz .... 3-D camera technician (as Mitch Bogdanowicz)
George Michael Brown .... crane technician: Louma crane
Vincent Contarino .... electrician
Tim Evans .... key gaffer
Mako Koiwai .... second assistant camera
Cindy Kurland .... assistant camera
Laurel Moore .... still photographer
Steve Rez .... key grip (as Steve Rez III)
J.B. Richner .... best boy electric
Steve Slocomb .... first assistant camera
Brian Smith .... best boy grip
Gary Stark .... lamp operator
Eric Van Haren Noman .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gala Autumn .... assistant costumer
Sandi Love .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Larry Morrison .... assistant editor
Bob Noland .... color timer
Holly Shadduck .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Harry Manfredini .... composer: title theme
Edward Newmark .... producer: title theme (as Ed Newmark)
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor (as Jack Tillar)
Michael Zager .... composer: title theme
Michael Zager .... producer: title theme
 
Transportation Department
Jon Carpenter .... transportation captain
Sharon Collis .... driver
Victor Kloster .... driver/generator operator
Jim Lannen .... transportation coordinator
Lee Nashold .... driver: insert car
Dennis Yank .... driver
 
Other crew
Terry Ballard .... technical advisor
Bundy Chanock .... set medic
Jo Anne Cooper .... assistant to producer
Gary Dahl .... production assistant
Henry Humphreys .... set medic
Mary Carroll Kaltenbach .... assistant to producer
Tony Kerum .... caterer
Terence McCorry .... assistant: Mr. Miner
David Miller .... production assistant
Francine Mozurkevich .... production accountant
Kathleen Newport .... script supervisor (as Kathy Newport)
Martin Jay Sadoff .... 3-D supervisor
Janet Lee Smith .... production coordinator
Constance Talley-Sherman .... production auditor
Angel Trujillo .... caterer
Linn Zuckerman .... craft service
Daniel Veluzat .... location liaison (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Friday the 13th Part 3" - USA (poster title)
"Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
95 min | Sweden:91 min (2002 re-rating)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:(Banned) | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM18 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) (1993) | Norway:(Banned) (1983-2003) (cinema release) | Singapore:(Banned) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) | UK:15 (re-rating) (2008) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) | USA:R (certificate #26764) | USA:Unrated (uncut) | West Germany:18 (Banned)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Steve Miner]voice of the TV newscaster.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Jason's white foam padding (giving him a more bulky and pot belly appearance) is visible under his shirt several times throughout the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Mrs. Sanchez:Yes?
Chris Higgins:Hi, Mrs. Sanchez. I'm Chris. We've come to pick up Vera.
Mrs. Sanchez:She is not going!
[We hear people arguing]
Chris Higgins:What are they saying?
Debbie:I don't know. I flunked Spanish.
[Vera comes outside, happily]
Vera Sanchez:Hi, everybody. What are you looking at?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991)See more »

FAQ

When Does This Movie Take Place?
What Happened Between Chris and Jason in the Past?
What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncut Version?
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of more entertaining sequels., 10 December 2010
Author: lostanddelirious85 from United States

Obviously, no "Friday the 13th" film is going to be Oscar material. You have to judge a film based on what it set out to do, and decide whether it met that goal or not. I don't think it's fair to judge these films by the same criteria as "The Godfather" or something.

If you go into this movie just expecting to have fun, you won't be disappointed. The story is essentially the same as every other "Friday" film, with a minor twist: this time it takes place on a little ranch owned by one of the main characters. Jason, fresh off his killing spree in part 2, makes his way across the countryside to find a new batch of hormonal kids vacationing at Crystal Lake. Of course, this time it looks nothing like the Crystal Lake from the previous two films, seeing as it was filmed on a ranch in California instead of New Jersey, but oh well.

The kids are all walking stereotypes--pretty much the only way to give them any characterization in a 90-minute movie that has to dispatch one of them every ten minutes. There's a pair of stoners that look older than the rest of the cast and make you question what they're even doing there, a hefty practical joker, and a couple expecting a baby of all things. But they all manage to be likable enough, and thankfully there is no one irritating enough to make you wish they would die already. There is no "mean girl" or "jerk"; they all seem to be friends, which is nice.

Jason gets his hands on the famous hockey mask in this installment, courtesy of one dead joker. The kills are the most creative in the series thus far, obviously taking advantage of the original 3D format this was released in back in 1982: one character's eyeball pops out at the screen in what must have been a pretty cool gag in 3D, an unlucky guy doing a handstand gets split in two, and a harpoon gun is put to deadly use.

The highlight of the film is the chase sequence in the final act. The "Friday" films are known for some of the most entertaining chase scenes, and this one is no exception. It starts out in a cabin and goes all over the place from there, with Jason pursuing our terrified heroine relentlessly. Jason is actually creepy in this film--some form of degenerate who runs (not walks) after his victims with something approaching excitement. Wait until you see him unmasked later in the film--clearly he is not feeling burdened by his work.

This is a perfect movie to put on with friends. It's entertaining, fun, and you'll have a blast watching these goof-balls bite it in interesting ways. You'll laugh at the dialogue, chuckle at some of the acting, and jump at some of the scares. So order a pizza, grab some beer, and just sit back and enjoy.

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