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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter -- After his revival in a hospital morgue, the hockey-masked murderer fixes his vengeful attention on the Jarvis family and a group of hitherto carefree teenagers. Young Tommy Jarvis is an aficionado of horror films with a special talent for masks and make-up. Has the diabolical Jason finally met his match?

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Director:
Writers:
Victor Miller (character creator) &
Ron Kurz (character creator) ...
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Release Date:
13 April 1984 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Jason Meets His Match (Deluxe Edition DVD) See more »
Plot:
After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Erich Anderson ... Rob (as E. Erich Anderson)

Judie Aronson ... Samantha

Peter Barton ... Doug

Kimberly Beck ... Trish

Tom Everett ... Flashlight Man

Crispin Glover ... Jimmy Mortimer

Corey Feldman ... Tommy
Joan Freeman ... Mrs. Jarvis

Lisa Freeman ... Nurse Morgan
Thad Geer ... Running Man

Wayne Grace ... Officer Jamison
Clyde Hayes ... Paul (as Alan Hayes)

Bonnie Hellman ... Hitchhiker
Frankie Hill ... Lainie
Barbara Howard ... Sara
William Irby ... Helicopter Pilot

Paul Lukather ... Doctor
Bruce Mahler ... Axel

Lawrence Monoson ... Ted
Arnie Moore ... Medic

Camilla More ... Tina
Carey More ... Terri
Robert Perault ... Medic
Antony Ponzini ... Vincent
Gene Ross ... Cop
Abigail Shelton ... Woman

John Walsh ... TV Newscaster
Robyn Woods ... Girl in Shower
Kirsten Baker ... Terri (archive footage)
Richard Brooker ... Jason (archive footage)
Peter Brouwer ... Steve Christy (archive footage)
Ronn Carroll ... Sgt. Tierney (archive footage)

Steve Dash ... Jason (archive footage) (as Steve Daskawisz)

Rex Everhart ... Enos (archive footage)
John Furey ... Paul (archive footage)
Walt Gorney ... Crazy Ralph (archive footage)
Dana Kimmell ... Chris (archive footage)
Adrienne King ... Alice (archive footage)
Marta Kober ... Sandra (archive footage)
Jack Marks ... Deputy Winslow (archive footage)
Tom McBride ... Mark (archive footage)

Betsy Palmer ... Mrs. Pamela Voorhees (archive footage)
Jaime Perry ... Counselor (archive footage)
Jeffrey Rogers ... Andy (archive footage)
Nick Savage ... Ali (archive footage)
Amy Steel ... Ginny (archive footage)
Lauren-Marie Taylor ... Vicky (archive footage)

Russell Todd ... Scott (archive footage)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Ballard ... State Trooper (uncredited)
Mark Stuart Lane ... Cop (uncredited)

Ari Lehman ... Young Jason (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tom Savini ... Jason (Hitchhiker Murder Scene) (uncredited)
Ted White ... Jason (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph Zito 
 
Writing credits
Victor Miller (character creator) &
Ron Kurz (character creator) &
Martin Kitrosser (character creator) &
Carol Watson (character creator)

Barney Cohen (screenplay)

Bruce Hidemi Sakow (story)

Sean S. Cunningham  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert M. Barsamain .... executive producer
Lisa Barsamian .... executive producer
Tony Bishop .... co-producer
Frank Mancuso Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
João Fernandes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joel Goodman 
Daniel Loewenthal (co-editor)
 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
 
Production Design by
Shelton H. Bishop III 
 
Art Direction by
Joe Hoffman 
 
Makeup Department
Larry S. Carr .... special makeup effects artist (as Larry Carr)
Alec Gillis .... special makeup effects artist
James Kagel .... special makeup effects artist (as Jim Kagel)
Michael Maddi .... special makeup effects artist (as Mike Maddi)
Robin L. Neal .... makeup artist (as Robin Neal)
Kimberly Phillips .... hairstylist (as Kim Phillips)
Jill Rockow .... special makeup effects artist
Tom Savini .... special makeup effects artist
Kevin Yagher .... special makeup effects artist
John Vulich .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tony Bishop .... production manager
Janet Lee Smith .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Bishop .... first assistant director
Sharon Mann .... second assistant director
Paul Moen .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kevin Gadd .... set constructor: Scenic Express
Ted Hiler .... swing gang
Tom Recchion .... art graphics
Dan Roman .... swing gang
Richard Tyde .... greensman
Jeanine Lambeth .... scene painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Michael Chonos .... cable
Joseph D. Citarella .... re-recording mixer: effects (as Joseph Citarella)
David Platt .... boom operator
Gary Rich .... sound mixer
John Wilkinson .... re-recording mixer: dialogue (as John 'Doc' Wilkinson)
 
Special Effects by
Martin Becker .... special effects coordinator
John Godfroy .... special effects unit
John C. Hartigan .... special effects unit (as John Hartigan)
Frankie Inez .... special effects unit (as Frank Inez)
Dave Walton .... special effects unit
Tom Savini .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Ken Sher .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pamela Bebermeyer .... stunt performer
Sheryl Brown .... stunt performer
Bob K. Cummings .... stunt performer
Mike De Luna .... stunt performer (as Michael De Luna)
Tracy Keehn-Dashnaw .... stunt performer (as Tracy Lyn Keehn)
John Sherrod .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Barnes .... second assistant camera
Bob Good .... gaffer
Lawrence Karman .... first assistant camera (as Larry Karman)
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Randy Nolen .... panaglide operator
Joe-Joe Presson .... best boy grip (as Joseph Presson)
John Savka .... dolly grip
John Savka .... key grip
Larry Secrist .... still photographer
Adam Smith .... grip
Jeff Smith .... grip
S. Phillip Sparks .... camera operator
Charlie Stephens .... electrical best boy
Jani Vournas .... lamp operator (as John Vournas)
 
Casting Department
Jerry Anderson .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Debra Steagall .... set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Adam Fredericks .... assistant editor
Phillip Linson .... assistant editor
Bob Noland .... timer
Alastair Salton .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Charles Grenzbach .... re-recording mixer: music
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor (as Jack Tillar)
 
Transportation Department
Michael 'Mickey' Beltran .... driver (as Mickey Beltran)
Larry L. Berneau .... driver (as Larry Berneau)
Randy Connor .... driver
Phil H. Fravel .... driver (as Phil Fravel)
Frank Kelly .... driver
Ben Reade .... driver
Lawrence J. Romanoff .... driver
Jonathan A. Rosenfeld .... driver
David Siegel .... transportation coordinator
Eric Young .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Dawn-Leslie Allen .... stand-in (as Dawn Allen)
Paul Anselmo .... stand-in
Terry Ballard .... executive consultant
Robert Bleckman .... supervising technical advisor (as Bobby Bleckman)
Paul A. Calabria .... trainer (as Paul Calabria)
Cathy Churchman .... animal trainer
Dina De Luca .... production associate
Bess Gilbert .... production associate (as Bess M. Gilbert)
Lyle Glazer .... stand-in (as Lyle Morse)
Michael Goldberg .... assistant accountant
Henry Humphreys .... set medic
Mary Carroll Kaltenbach .... assistant: Mr. Carroll
John Lytle .... location manager (as John G. Lytle)
Susan Malerstein .... script supervisor
Jackie Martin .... trainer
Karin McElhatton .... trainer (as Karin Dew)
Michael Mersereau .... production associate
Karen Altman Morgenstern .... production coordinator (as Karen Altman)
John Moy .... craft service
Alan Sims .... technical advisor
Constance Talley-Sherman .... production accountant
Shelley Weiss .... production associate
Glen Woodmansee .... studio teacher
Ron Zimmerman .... production associate
Tony Bishop .... location manager (uncredited)
Sharmagne Leland-St. John .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Pam O'Har .... location manager (uncredited)
Don Wyse .... fire safety (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Friday the 13th: Last Chapter" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
91 min | USA:97 min (uncut version)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:(Banned) | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:PG (heavily cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) (Banned, 1984) | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #27378) | USA:Unrated (uncut) | West Germany:18 (Banned) (cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Joseph Zito was opposed to using clips from previous installments at the beginning of the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In Part III, Jason's fingernails were neat and trimmed, but in Part IV (which occurs the very next day), they are long and black.See more »
Quotes:
Tommy:Die! Die! Die! Die!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Stella by StarlightSee more »

FAQ

What is 'Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter' about?
What happened to Tommy's mother?
Remind me of how 'Friday the 13th Part III' ended.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Return to form...., 26 March 2013
Author: nightwatch4773 from Canada

Has the bloodiest kills of the series and the most nudity in the entire series. Cory Feldman plays the young Tommy Jarvis who will be finally the match Jason is looking for. The film starts off just like Halloween 4 starts off Jason in the morgue but it is not long before Jason is back on his way to Crystal Lake for more mayhem. A young Crispen Clover is on top as well so this little instalment had some star power it was unaware of. The gore factor is really turned up in this sequel that features the most gruesome killings in the series. This entry and maybe part 5 must be the reasons why the MPAA got their little hands dirty with parts 6,7 and 8 which were so heavily edited that compared to today's standards could be viewed on Saturday afternoon with the kids.

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Is it just me, or does Sarah slightly resemble Winona Ryder? lynchislife95
Which character did you want to survive Jason's blood bath ? HorrorMan77
Jason was always a "Zombie" *spoilers* TonyC4444
What's your favourite kill? skyfx4
He's killing me!!! He's killing me!!! Jayross1
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