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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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Release Date:
13 April 1984 (USA) See more »
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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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  (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)
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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91 min | USA:97 min (uncut version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
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?

At the time, this instalment of the series contained the most nudity.See more »
Continuity: (at around 1h 19 mins) When Trish picks up the TV, she accidentally knocks the lamp onto the ground. But when Trish and Tommy are coming out of the room after hitting Jason, you can see the lamp is standing up again in the background.See more »
Tommy:[after watching the teens skinny-dipping] Some pack of patootsies, huh?
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Movie Connections:
Love Is a LieSee more »


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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Good, 22 August 2014
Author: Harriet Deltubbo from United States

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. The cinematography is stark and bare, with only the soundtrack adding some effect. This is one of the bleakest films I have seen in a long time. All characters are surviving in a grim world. From an artistic standpoint, there were some plot elements and character developments I didn't think were needed. They do however drive the story, which seemed to be their purpose, so I can accept them. The film is dark, brooding, intense and most of all violent. I give it 7/10.

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