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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning -- This time he seems to have set his sights on the young patients at a secluded halfway house. And more than a few of his teen targets end up in half, in quarters... you name it, Jason does it.

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Director:
Writers:
Martin Kitrosser (story) &
David Cohen (story) ...
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Release Date:
22 March 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Terror Is Reborn (Deluxe Edition DVD) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Accidentally a Straight Flush See more (343 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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

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

Sean S. Cunningham  characters (uncredited)
Victor Miller  characters (uncredited)
John Shepherd  contributing writer (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
Desiree Ayres .... stunts (as Desiree Keins)
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Gene Hartline .... stunts
Johnny Hock .... stunts (as John Hock)
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
 
Location Management
Pam O'Har .... location manager
 
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
Dan Curry .... title design
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)
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 5: A New Beginning" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title), USA (working title)
"Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R18+ | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2013) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | France:12 | Germany:16 (DVD rating, uncut) | Hungary:18 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Russia:16+ | Singapore:PG (cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:18 (2002) | UK:18 (video rating) (cut) (1987) | USA:TV-MA (cable rating) | USA:R (certificate #27734) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is the first film in the series where Jason is actually referred to by his full name: Jason Voorhees. In Friday the 13th (1980) and Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981), he is only referred to as Jason, while he is not referred to by name at all in Friday the 13th Part III (1982).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at around 48 mins) When Pam, Tommy, and Reggie are going to see Demon, they pass the same rocks several times.See more »
Quotes:
Lana:[shows her breasts] It's... Showtime!See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
His EyesSee more »

FAQ

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Accidentally a Straight Flush, 9 September 2014
Author: Mark Julian Schiller (tixsr-6000) from United States

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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