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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  22 March 1985 (USA)
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Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

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Anthony Barrile ...
Suzanne Bateman ...
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Curtis Conaway ...
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Juliette Cummins ...
Bob DeSimone ...
Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
John Robert Dixon ...
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Jere Fields ...
Anita (as Jeré Fields)
Tiffany Helm ...
Melanie Kinnaman ...
Pam
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Deputy Dodd
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Ric Mancini ...
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Five years after killing the goalie hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis has grown up in various mental hospitals unable to get over the nightmares about Jason's return. When Tommy is sent to a rural halfway house in New Jersey for mentally disturbed teenagers, a series of grisly murders begin anew as another hockey-masked killer begins killing off all people at and around the residence. Has Jason returned from the dead to re-start his killing spree? Has Tommy decided to take over the reign of Jason, or has someone else? Written by matt-282

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If Jason still haunts you, you're not alone! See more »


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22 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Friday the 13th Part 5  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,300,000 (USA)
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John Shepherd researched the role of Tommy by working at a state mental hospital. See more »

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When Pam is running through the woods, her sweater disappears then reappears. See more »

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Vinnie: I'm telling you Pete, this is bullshit. This really sucks!
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29 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We know from the start that there is no way for it to really end well. I like it enough, but I don't think it's great or all that really good. I will never understand the hate for this movie. Still haunted by his gruesome past, Tommy Jarvis - the boy who killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if somehow he is connected to brutal slayings occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives. This is a story about a place most people might not be able to conceive. Fortunately the director lets the actors breathe and the music lets the atmosphere live. In the end, the audience gets a casserole of film elements. My final rating is 7/10. ( I am not saying the film is a classic, but it was pleasant.)


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