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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 »
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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 »
Sound Mix:
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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Trivia:
Debi Sue Voorhees' original sex scene was shot longer and more graphic by director Danny Steinmann. Editor Bruce Green was told by producer Frank Mancuso Jr. to trim it up and make it "look like a Pepsi commercial".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Reggie finds the bodies in Tommy's room, Violet is first propped against the wall, but in the next shot, she is lying down.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:
Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What are the differences between the British BBFC-18 VHS version and the uncut version?
What did the ending mean?
How many "Friday the 13th" movies have been made so far?
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29 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
What is so bad about this film???, 6 May 1999
Author: brandon lee ( no joke!!!) from minniapolis

Friday the 13th is the best film of the series by far. But then when it comes to a choice of the best sequel, I say that Friday the 13th part 5 is the joint best sequel of the series.Part 4 the so called final chapter is equally as good.

I take a look at other peoples comments about this film and it seems to me that I am one of the only people who likes this film.

It has everything that the other sequels failed to capture. It had real suspense, as to who the killer was, I mean we all know it was not Jason, he "was" dead.

It had a lot of different death scenes,and it was all in all a good film. it had the 3 rules for making a successful sequel..... 1)Body count is always bigger 2)The death scenes are more elaborate 3) Never ever ......... oh sorry back to the comments .....Thinking about it, the ending was kind of like a Scooby Doo ending, as to why he did it.

The man responsible had a perfectly simple and plain motive, revenge.I`m not going to say what he wanted revenge for or who he was not it was simple.

I kind of figured it out that the killer was not Jason, when he gets hurt by many objects you can hear him moan in pain, Jason is a member of the Living Dead Club, which means he is the living dead. And he don`t really feel pain.

Tommy Jarvis returns in the film.Corey Feldman is also in it as well, but he has a sort of cameo role. I do not understand why Tommy is in a mental Institute, I mean he is still freaked out by the murder of his mother and friends at the hands of Jason Voorhees.

So if you want to find out who killer is and why he did it, then rent out this film or if you`re a horror fan like me, buy it and add it to your horror collection.

I give this movie a 8 out of 10.Because of the Crazy "new beginning". well it has not really got a new beginning but it is a Pun ........get it????

Do Not worry.

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