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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

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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Bob DeSimone ...
Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
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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)

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$21,300,000 (USA)
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Trivia

New Beginning screenwriter/director Danny Steinmann was originally offered a two-picture deal to direct a Friday sequel as well as a Last House on the Left sequel, the latter ultimately falling through. At that time, he had just made his official directorial debut with the Linda Blair Savage Streets (1984). However, he'd actually been working in exploitation cinema under various pseudonyms since 1973, starting with the hardcore sex comedy High Rise. That was Steinmann's only adult film, an attempt to make a better version of Deep Throat (1972), but it did speak to the sleazy sensibilities he brought to A New Beginning. See more »

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When Demon is in the outhouse, the pull-cord hanging above his right shoulder disappears in some shots. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff Cal Tucker: I know who it is.
Mayor Cobb: What?
Sheriff Cal Tucker: I said I know who it is.
Mayor Cobb: Who?
Sheriff Cal Tucker: It's Jason Voorhees.
Mayor Cobb: Jason Voorhees? You're outta your fucking mind. You've been out in the sun too long. Jason Voorhees is dead! His body was cremated. He's nothing but a handful of ash.
Sheriff Cal Tucker: [Tucker stands up firmly] You know that for sure, Mayor? Were you there? Did you see him cremated?
Mayor Cobb: Jason Voorhees?
[Tucker nods]
Mayor Cobb: I can't believe this! Look.
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The Drowning - Part I
Written by Daniele Amfitheatrof
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26 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This isn't a bad movie,it's just that some,or most of the dialoge is bad and makes my eyes roll.Yes,some of the death scenes are creative.Yes,there are some funny moments.And yes,there's one dude in the movie that looks like Michael Jackson before his skin turned white.So you're probably asking yourself: Is this a good movie? It depends on what you like.If you like lots of violence,this is your movie.If you're looking for sex and nudity,this is your movie.If you like cheesy acting,this is your movie.I like all of them,except cheesy acting,so 'Friday the 13th: A New Beginning' is a so-so movie that's worth watching,but doesn't quite get there.


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