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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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Juliette Cummins ...
Bob DeSimone ...
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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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

Actress Melanie Kinnaman and director Danny Steinmann did not get along during the making of the film. Kinnaman claims Steinmann was hostile and unapproachable as a director. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 10 mins) When Pam is running through the woods, her sweater disappears then reappears. See more »

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Pete: Just fix it, Man, those cunts aren't going to wait all night.
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Followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989) See more »

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Written by Daniele Amfitheatrof
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Accidentally a Straight Flush
9 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As underrated as every part of horror movie series without an regular antagonist (thought some of them earns, it this doesn't) this movie have way too low respect. Actually its the best of sequels. The next part before 7th with 3rd are stupidest of series. 3rd earns some respect for introducing the iconic hockey mask but its still quite poor movie. 6th is just a stupid splatter with idiotic plot and bad humor. Good part of the series ends to this movie and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre like but even worse splatter series with zombie Jason starts from next. This movie have least irritating and stupid humor and characters of series. There is them too but still its the least stupid from others. Also good idea of making fake Jason instead of not so good idea of making Tom new Jason (which was not done fortunately and in which movies name refers) was according to making story some kind of "accidental" but is still quite well made. Its sad that people need to have every part same like and if somebody have good idea without for example same antagonist its automatically bad. 6th part is dull and idiotic but fans like it better than this and even 7th...


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