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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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Curtis Conaway ...
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Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
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Jere Fields ...
Anita (as Jeré Fields)
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Melanie Kinnaman ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part 5  »

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$2,200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$21,300,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Contrary to popular belief, "A New Beginning" was a hit at the box office. Producer Frank Mancuso Jr. was so pleased with the take at the box office opening weekend, he called up director Danny Steinmann and claimed the numbers were like "the golden times". See more »

Goofs

(at around 3 mins) Jason stabs the machete vertically into the man's stomach, but when he pulls it out the machete is in horizontal. See more »

Quotes

George: Go and let everyone else know breakfast is ready.
Reggie: Yo! Breakfast! Come and get it!
George: I could've done that.
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Connections

Referenced in Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

His Eyes
Written by Brian Canham (as B. Canham) and T. Lugton
Performed by Pseudo Echo
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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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