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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:
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:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Some Hate It, But I Think It's the Best in the Series See more (330 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)

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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Language:
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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The film was originally written to have Corey Feldman as the star, reprising the role of Tommy Jarvis. However, he was already working on The Goonies (1985), so the script was rewritten to have Feldman's appearance limited to a cameo.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Pam is running through the woods, her sweater disappears then reappears.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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Soundtrack:
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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Some Hate It, But I Think It's the Best in the Series, 23 October 2006
Author: evanston_dad from United States

That wily rascal Jason Voorhees is at it again....or is he? Yes, this is the installment in the interminable "Friday the 13th" series that thought it would be a good idea to do without its only reason for existence...the hockey-masked Jason. Though you hardly notice the loss, since you don't KNOW it's not Jason until the film's final moments, and the copycat killer dresses like Jason anyway, so what's the difference? If you've seen one axe-wielding psycho in a hockey mask, you've seen them all.

Actually, I kind of like this entry. It provides the best nudity of the series....no fewer than three gratuitous boob shots, and nice boobs they are. And it's funny, sometimes intentionally so, as when the hillbilly mom calls her dufus son a dildo, sometimes unintentionally, as when the Michael Jackson look alike sings a duet with his girlfriend through an outhouse wall while he's on the crapper.

And the filmmakers outdo themselves with the body count this time around. By the end of the movie, there's no longer time to show them being killed off. Characters you've completely forgotten about just pop up as dead bodies. But what do you expect with all that plot to get through? Compared to the other films in the series, this is practically "War and Peace," what with the murder mystery story and the Tommy Jarvis plot line, which attempts to add a sense of continuity to the middle batch of movies (o.k. so Part 6 picks up Tommy's storyline in a completely different place and with a different actor, but for a series like this that's the best you can hope for in the way of consistency).

Grade: C

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