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Director:
Writers:
Martin Kitrosser (story) &
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Release Date:
22 March 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If Jason still haunts you, you're not alone! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
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Cast

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Directed by
Danny Steinmann 
 
Writing credits
Martin Kitrosser (story) &
David Cohen (story)

Martin Kitrosser (screenplay) &
David Cohen (screenplay) and
Danny Steinmann (screenplay)

Victor Miller  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Frank Mancuso Jr. .... executive producer
Timothy Silver .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen L. Posey 
 
Film Editing by
Bruce Green 
 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
 
Production Design by
Robert Howland 
 
Makeup Department
Enid Arias .... hair stylist
Martin Becker .... special makeup effects
Larry S. Carr .... special makeup effects artist
Earl Ellis .... special makeup effects artist (as Earl C. Ellis Jr.)
Kathryn Fenton .... makeup artist (as Kathryn Miles Logan)
Louis Lazzara .... special makeup effects artist (as Louis Lazara)
David B. Miller .... special makeup effects artist
Dave Nelson .... special makeup effects artist (as David Nelson)
Anton Rupprecht .... special makeup effects artist
William Scott Strong .... special makeup effects artist (as Wm. Scott Strong)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Dahl .... additional second assistant director
Leon Dudevoir .... first assistant director
Denis L. Stewart .... second assistant director (as Denis Stewart)
Mike Topoozian .... second second assistant director
David M. Robertson .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Barbara Benz .... property master
Michael Gastaldo .... set dresser
Clayton Hartley .... construction coordinator
Alexander Hendrie .... lead man
Jeanine Lambeth .... scenic artist
Robert Rosenbaum .... scenic artist
Frederick B. Van Brunt .... property assistant (as Frederick Van Brunt)
Sara Lee Wade .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Wallace R. Bearden .... adr mixer (as Wallace R. Beardon)
James Beshears .... adr editor
Larry Carow .... sound effects editor
Chris Carpenter .... sound re-recording mixer: effects
David B. Cohn .... sound effects editor (as David Cohn)
Mary Jo Lang .... cable person
Patrushkha Mierzwa .... boom operator
Bob Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert R. Rutledge .... sound effects editor (as Robert Rutledge)
Mark Ulano .... production sound mixer
Ray West .... sound re-recording mixer: dialogue
Charles Ewing Smith .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Tom Del Genio .... special effects: Reel EFX, Inc.
Tom Hartigan .... special effects: Reel EFX, Inc. (as Thomas K. Hartigan)
Frankie Inez .... special effects coordinator
Victor D. Lupica .... special effects: Reel EFX, Inc.
Frank 'Paco' Munoz .... special effects: Reel EFX, Inc. (as Frank Munoz)
Duncan J. Simpson .... special effects: Reel EFX, Inc.
Mark Sparks .... special effects: Reel EFX, Inc. (as Mark A. Sparks)
Martin Becker .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
Desiree Kerns .... stunts (as Desiree Keins)
Steven Lambert .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts (as Gene Le Bell)
John Moio .... stunts
Tom Morga .... stunt double: Roy
Debby Lynn Ross .... stunts
John Sherrod .... stunts
Ed Mathew Shinstine .... stunts (as Ed Shinstine)
Dick Warlock .... stunt coordinator (as Richard Warlock)
Cindy Wills .... stunts
Ray Woodford .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunt double: Jason Voorhees (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Amann .... company electrician
Alan Caso .... Steadicam operator
Alan Caso .... camera operator
Mark Davison .... second assistant camera
Barbara Delpuech .... company electrician (as Barbara Way)
David W. Donoho .... company grip (as David Donaho)
D.J. Gardiner .... company electrician (as Darrell Gardiner)
Tommy Magglos .... first assistant camera
Joseph Mealey .... still photographer (as Joe Mealey)
George S. Neil .... best boy electric (as George Neil)
Steven Queen .... best boy grip (as Steve Queen)
Richard Sands .... gaffer
Dermot Stoker .... dolly grip
Dermot Stoker .... key grip
Wayne Stroud .... company grip
Chuck Wells .... company grip
 
Casting Department
Mark Holub .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jan Larkham .... wardrobe assistant (as Janis Larkham)
Camile Morris .... wardrobe supervisor (as Camile Schroeder)
Nola Sharp .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Armen Minasian .... assistant editor
Karen Schwartz .... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer
 
Music Department
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor (as Jack Tiller)
 
Transportation Department
John Bateman .... driver
Duard Wayne Binkley .... driver (as Wayne Binkley)
Gene Graham .... driver
Ruth Harmon .... driver
Perry Husman .... transportation coordinator
Dennis Jorgenson .... driver/operator
Chaz Merriam .... driver (as Chuck Merriam)
James Neilan .... driver: grip/electric (as Jim Neilan)
Jim O'Keefe .... transportation captain
J.D. Orlebeck .... driver
Rebecca Poulos .... driver
Graham Richardson .... driver
Lawrence J. Romanoff .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Connie Barzaghi .... script supervisor
Edwina Barzaghi .... stand-in
Anita Dreike .... assistant: Mr. Steinmann
Thomas W. Foster .... first aid (as Thomas Foster)
Barbara Gogny .... studio teacher
Michael Goldberg .... assistant accountant
Sheri Hooper .... production assistant
Eddie Matthews .... stand-in (as Ed Matthews)
Jeanne Marie O'Brien .... production coordinator (as Jeanne O'Brien)
Pam O'Har .... location manager
Krystoff Przykucki .... craft service
Curtis Ross .... stand-in
Constance Talley-Sherman .... production accountant
Shelley Weiss .... production secretary (as Shelley Anne Weiss)
Sylvia M. White .... production coordinator (as Sylvia White)
Ron Zimmerman .... production assistant
Mary Carroll Zumbrook .... assistant: Mr. Mancuso
Kim Thio .... set medic (uncredited)
Don Wyse .... fire safety (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:14 | Canada:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating, uncut) | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Singapore:(Banned) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:TV-MA (cable rating) | USA:R (certificate #27734) | USA:Unrated (uncut) | West Germany:18
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Sherilyn Fenn was considered for the role of Violet but instead appeared in Just One of the Guys (1985).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Before Joey's death, the chocolate on his face changes from shot to shot.See more »
Quotes:
Pete:Now either you've got the car started, or you're a dead man.
[gets in car, singing]
Pete:A ratta-tatta-tatta-tatta-tooey! A ratta-tatta-tatta-tatta-tooey!
[yells]
Pete:It's not starting, Vinnie!
[sings]
Pete:A roota-toota-toota-toota-tinny! A ratta-tatta-tatta-tatta-tooey!
[starts the car]
Pete:Yeah! Whoo! And we're off! Come on! Let's go!
["Jason" grabs his head from backseat and slits his throat with a machete]
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Drowning - Part ISee more »

FAQ

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What happens to Tommy's sister?
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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Not that bad people!, 8 September 2009
Author: John Lindsey from Albuquerque New Mexico

Years after Tommy Jarvis (John Sheperd) killed Jason Voorhees for good, he has been sent to mental facility to one other home where he is now placed in a halfway house for troubled teens as he tries to get rid of the painful memories of Jason. A fat patient named Joey (Dominick Brasca) who annoys the other patients and one of them named Vic (Mark Venturni) hacks him up then gets arrested. However things may look safe at the haven for Tommy as he befriends a young boy named Reggie (Shevar Ross) who is the grandson of one of the workers. But unfortunately a killer is on the loose in the town but is it really Jason back from the dead or someone in his footsteps?

Considered by fans as the worst of the Paramount Friday The 13th movies, this one isn't that bad as they said it was. This movie was originally considered a new beginning after Jason died in the last movie and the makers wanted to make the series into something different with a new killer in each installment which is kind of similar to "Halloween III: Season of the Witch" in concept of a different horror movie in each installment. Fans of Jason rejected this idea and wanted the goalie back and they got their wish with the next installment. This part of the series co-stars a cameo by Corey Feldman and even has Miguel Nuenz Jr. of "Return of the Living Dead" fame which should surprise fans of the horror genre.

There's a lot of graphic killings in this one as it has a body count of 20 dead people with some good kills of skull-crushings, implements, stabbings and that kind of thing. A couple of sexy naked chicks including a topless blonde waitress who is just gorgeous as hell and of course some twists with turns.

Overall it's not that bad.

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