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Friday the 13th Part III -- An idyllic summer turns into a nightmare of unspeakable terror for yet another group of naive counselors. Ignoring Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy, one by one they fall victim to the maniacal Jason who stalks them at every turn... "Friday the 13th, Part 3" will have you frozen with fear, as Jason finds his way into your living room!


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Martin Kitrosser (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
13 August 1982 (USA) See more »
Join Jason in the woods...... if you dare [Theatrical trailer] See more »
Having revived from his wound, Jason Voorhees; now donning a new appearance, refuges at a cabin near Crystal Lake. As a group of co-eds reside there for their vacation, Jason continues his spree. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Trivia question: what is the name of the guy that Jason gets the mask from? See more (367 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Terry Ballard ... State Trooper #2
Richard Brooker ... Jason
Gloria Charles ... Fox
Anne Gaybis ... The Cashier (as Annie Gaybis)
Rachel Howard ... Chili

David Katims ... Chuck

Dana Kimmell ... Chris
Paul Kratka ... Rick
Cheri Maugans ... Edna
Terence McCorry ... State Trooper #3
Charlie Messenger ... State Trooper #1
Kevin O'Brien ... Loco
Catherine Parks ... Vera
Jeffrey Rogers ... Andy
Nick Savage ... Ali
Tracie Savage ... Debbie
Gianni Standaart ... Newswoman
Steve Susskind ... Harold
Perla Walter ... Mrs. Sanchez
David Wiley ... Abel

Larry Zerner ... Shelly

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)

Directed by
Steve Miner 
Writing credits
Martin Kitrosser (screenplay) &
Carol Watson (screenplay)

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

Sean S. Cunningham  characters (uncredited)
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 (director of photography)
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 department head
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
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 .... 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 .... first aid
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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Also Known As:
"Friday the 13th Part 3" - USA (poster title)
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95 min | Sweden:91 min (2002 re-rating)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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:PG (cut) | 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)

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The producers decided to not use the burlap sack Jason wore in the previous film due to it's unintentional similarities to David Lynch's The Elephant Man.See more »
Continuity: (at around 15 mins) When Harold is stabbed with the meat cleaver by Jason, the blood goes all the way down to his stomach, but when he falls on the floor, there is only blood around the cleaver.See more »
Vera Sanchez:Look, I'm gonna go outside for a few minutes and then when I get back in we'll talk.
Shelly:Yeah, sure. We'll talk... Bitch.
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39 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Trivia question: what is the name of the guy that Jason gets the mask from?, 25 June 1999
Author: Dan Grant ( from Toronto, Ontario

There are very few horror films that are like Halloween ( the first one ) and Nightmare on Elm Street ( the first one ). That is, horror films that not only scare, but have a good story and great direction. Steve Miner is obviously not in the same league as Carpenter and Craven, but what he does manage to do is make an effective sequel that is much scarier than the first and next to the final chapter, it is the best and scariest among all the Fridays.

This film is laughable in parts, especially in terms of continuity with some of the stories that are told by Chris, but having said that, Steve Miner makes a very atmospheric and very tense film.

The film starts off the day after part two ended. We know Jason is still alive because he kills two disgusting people at the beginning that at least establishes Miner's style to come for the rest of the movie. The false scares, the open doors with no one there, the strange noises, the missing props that the character knows she had just a few seconds ago. The beginning is very well done. But again, the continuity and stupidity of movie characters is at all an all time high here. ( A quick example: Harold is about 5'6, rotund and clumsy. His wife calls out his name when she sees a well built figure standing behind her sheets at night. This figure is at least 6 feet or more in height and he looks squared, not pear shaped like her husband Harold. Plus, on the television is the news about the massacre the night before saying that the killer has not been caught. DUUUHHH!! Should this not click into her brain that who she is seeing may be Jason? )

But what is excellent about this film are some of the same elements that made Halloween good. And that is the use of foreground for false scares. There are numerous times when the camera scans the for-ground and you are so sure that Jason is going to show up, and then he doesn't until whammo, someone loses an eye or their life. It is very effective. There are also numerous shots of Jason in the background waiting for his next victim to turn around to see him. And when we see him standing behind one stoner guy, his pure size really makes him menacing. And that mask....

How he gets the mask is one of the great trivia questions in Friday the 13th folklore.

Steve Miner did a masterful job of directing and why he decided to hand the reins over to Joseph Zito for the final chapter is a mystery

As Fridays go, this is one that you can't go wrong with. It also has ( I believe ) one of the five most gruesome and painful deaths in the series. Watch for Andy walking on his hands, it will make you cringe for quite a while.

Edit: The new remastered edition in 3-D is worth seeing. I found the 3-D to be entertaining in some parts and lacklustre in others, but there is some added footage in the deluxe edition. You get to see more of Fox hanging from the barn and in a truly jaw dropping moment, you get to see all of Andy, chopped up after he gets split in two walking on his hands. In the original version, you just see a glimpse of him as his blood drips onto the magazine, but now, you see his blood, his legs severed, and much more. I would say this alone makes the purchase worth it.

Answer to the question: Shelly

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