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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:
The Point Where the Series Started Getting Watchable See more (325 total) »

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
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
 
Location Management
John Lytle .... location manager (as John G. Lytle)
Tony Bishop .... location manager (uncredited)
Sharmagne Leland-St. John .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Pam O'Har .... location manager (uncredited)
 
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
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
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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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R18+ | Australia:RC (1985) | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:18A (Alberta) (2014) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2011) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:(Banned) | Hungary:18 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Portugal:M/18 | Russia:16+ | Singapore:PG (heavily cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 (cut) (Banned, 1984) | UK:18 | UK:18 (2001) | UK:18 (video rating) (cut) (1987) | USA:R (certificate #27378) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (Banned) (cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Kimberly Beck is the only Friday the 13th actress that appeared in an Alfred Hitchcock film. She worked on Marnie (1964), exactly 20 years prior to this. She plays the little girl that Marnie's mother babysits.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Throughout this whole movie Jason Voorhees has long black fingernails and gray colored skin on his hands. When Jason kills the hitch hiker he has normal looking human hands. (Tom Savini stepped in and played Jason in this scene, but forgot to put makeup on his hands).See more »
Quotes:
Ted:Let me put this into the ol' computer.
Jimmy:Ted, I'm serious about this.
Ted:Hey, the computer don't lie.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
TangerineSee more »

FAQ

How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
What are the differences between the Theatrical version and the Workprint? What about the old British VHS?
What happened to Tommy's mother?
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16 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
The Point Where the Series Started Getting Watchable, 23 April 2007
Author: gavin6942 from United States

How many times do you have to stab Jason Voorhees before he dies? Apparently many times, because he returns yet again. This time a family (mother, son, daughter), a house full of teenagers, and a hunter (who happens to be the brother of a prior Jason victim) are the unfortunate ones to be in Jason's path. Is this, as the title suggests, the "final chapter"?

Many people give this film a low rating, and maybe they're looking at it differently than I do. To me, you can make only so many movies of a guy hacking up teenagers before the idea gets a little stale. Part four (this film) is when the crew realized you could break up the monotony with a little humor. So now in part four you have a fair amount of laughs, some improved gore (compared to the first few films) and the same old formula of killing kids.

You also have two key guest stars: Corey Feldman and Crispin Glover. You cannot play down the Feldman power here. Sure, he's young. But he really steals the show and watch his expressions when he finds some neighbors doing something naughty. Feldman's absence from this film would likely have lead to dullness and the premature death of the series.

Glover, meanwhile, is the humorous aspect. Well, okay, not just Glover -- the whole opening scene with Axel the Coroner is morbidly amusing (and really anticipates part nine's coroner). But Crispin Glover is fun to watch, and his "white boy dance" is pretty amusing.

The inclusion of character Rob Dier (brother of part two's Sandra Dier) is a good move, adding some continuity to the movie, further connecting it to the previous films. And for horror fanboys who like nudity (and you know you do), this is the episode that contains by far the most nudity in the series. For some people, that's all it takes to sell a picture.

So I understand if people rank this film lower because they think it's getting stale or if the humor makes them think the creators aren't taking the series seriously anymore. As for me, that's what makes this one of my favorite episodes in the series (probably in my top three out of eleven films). We have a crew that just wants to have fun, and if we go along for the ride we have a little fun ourselves. Seems fair.

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