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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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Release Date:
22 March 1985 (USA) See more »
Terror Is Reborn (Deluxe Edition DVD) See more »
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 »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Anthony Barrile ... Vinnie
Suzanne Bateman ... Nurse Yates / Receptionist

Dominick Brascia ... Joey

Todd Bryant ... Neil
Curtis Conaway ... Les
Juliette Cummins ... Robin
Bob DeSimone ... Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
John Robert Dixon ... Eddie

Corey Feldman ... Tommy at 12
Jere Fields ... Anita (as Jeré Fields)
Tiffany Helm ... Violet
Melanie Kinnaman ... Pam

Richard Lineback ... Deputy Dodd

Carol Locatell ... Ethel
Ric Mancini ... Mayor Cobb

Miguel A. Núñez Jr. ... Demon (as Miguel A. Nunez Jr.)

Corey Parker ... Pete
Jerry Pavlon ... Jake

Shavar Ross ... Reggie
Rebecca Wood ... Lana (as Rebecca Wood-Sharkey)
John Shepherd ... Tommy
Sonny Shields ... Raymond

Eddie Matthews ... Second Deputy (as Ed Shinstine)
Ron Sloan ... Junior

Marco St. John ... Sheriff Tucker
Caskey Swaim ... Duke
Mark Venturini ... Victor
Deborah Voorhees ... Tina (as Debisue Voorhees)
Vernon Washington ... George
Chuck Wells ... Third Deputy
Dick Wieand ... Roy
Richard Young ... Matt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kimberly Beck ... Trish Jarvis (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Tom Morga ... Jason Voorhees (uncredited)

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)
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
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 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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92 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:14 | Canada:R (Alberta/British Columbia/Ontario) | 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:PG (cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:TV-MA (cable rating) | USA:R (certificate #27734) | USA:Unrated (uncut) | West Germany:18 (cut)
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Did You Know?

(at around 1h) The film which Jake and Robin watch is A Place in the Sun (1951).See more »
Continuity: Jason's cut shoulder swaps sides.See more »
Billy:[pulls up to diner] LANA! HEY, LANA!
Lana:Sorry, buster. We're closed.
Billy:It's all right, I just want a take out order.
Lana:You do, huh? Well, what would you like?
Billy:I would like Lana to go with nothing on her.
Lana:Oh, and who wants her?
Billy:The pride of the Unger Institute of Mental Health, who has just dumped his last bedpan and would like very much to party. Will you get your ass out here?
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36 out of 59 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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