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Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI -- As a child, Tommy Jarvis did what many others died trying to do. He killed Jason Vorhees, the mass murderer who terrorized the residents of Crystal Lake. But now, years later, Tommy is tormented by the fear that maybe Jason isn't really dead.

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Director:
Writer:
Tom McLoughlin (written by)
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Release Date:
1 August 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Evil Lives Forever (Deluxe Edition DVD) See more »
Plot:
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Every installment gets worse than the last one. Except this one. See more (299 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
Tom McLoughlin 
 
Writing credits
Tom McLoughlin (written by)

Victor Miller  characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Don Behrns .... producer
 
Original Music by
Harry Manfredini 
 
Cinematography by
Jon Kranhouse (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Bruce Green 
 
Casting by
Pamela Basker 
Fern Champion 
 
Production Design by
Joseph T. Garrity 
 
Art Direction by
Pat Tagliaferro 
 
Set Decoration by
Jerie Kelter 
 
Costume Design by
Maria Mancuso 
 
Makeup Department
Phyllis Temple .... hair assistant
Phyllis Temple .... makeup assistant
Denise Van Arsdale-West .... hair stylist (as Denise Van Arsdale)
Denise Van Arsdale-West .... makeup artist (as Denise Van Arsdale)
 
Production Management
Iya Labunka .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cathy Gesualdo .... second assistant director
Anthony Smoller .... second second assistant director
Martin Walters .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Charles Armstrong .... carpenter
Ken Deubel III .... carpenter
Wayne Frost .... set dresser
Patrick Graham .... carpenter
David Jennings .... carpenter
Robert Klander .... carpenter
Irby Langley .... propman
Robert Lucas .... lead man
Angela Riserbato .... carpenter
Guy H. Tuttle .... property master
Larry Clark .... paint foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist (as Greg Barbanell)
Barbara Barnaby .... dialogue editor
Margaret Carlton .... foley editor
Dane A. Davis .... supervising sound editor (as Dane Davis)
Laura Graham .... assistant sound editor
Stephen Halbert .... boom operator (as Steve Halbert)
Wayne Heitman .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Jacobs .... dialogue editor
Blake Leyh .... supervising sound editor
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Steve Shearsby .... sound effects editor
Greg Steele .... sound recordist (as Gregory Steele)
James Thornton .... sound mixer
Jerry Trent .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Gabriel Bartalos .... special effects makeup assistant
Martin Becker .... special effects
R. Christopher Biggs .... special effects makeup assistant (as Chris Biggs)
John Blake .... special effects makeup assistant
Barbara Anne Bock .... special effects makeup assistant (as Barbara Bock)
Gary Crawford .... special effects mechanical assistant
Thomas Floutz .... special effects makeup assistant (as Thomas Flountz)
Bill Forsche .... special effects makeup assistant (as Bill Foertsch)
Jim Gill .... special effects makeup assistant
Tom Hartigan .... special effects mechanical assistant (as Thomas Hartigan)
Steve Jordon .... special effects mechanical assistant
Bettie Kauffman .... assistant to special effects coordinator
Richard Mayone .... special effects makeup assistant
James McLoughlin .... special effects makeup assistant (as Jim McLoughlin)
Ken Sher .... special effects mechanic
William Stoneham .... special effects makeup assistant
Steven Summerfield .... special effects makeup assistant
Christopher Swift .... special effects makeup (as Chris Swift)
Gail Taylor .... special effects makeup assistant
Brian Wade .... special effects makeup
David Wells .... special effects mechanic
Bill Wysock .... special lightning effects (as William Wysock)
 
Visual Effects by
Mark Wolf .... visual effects: title sequence (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Diane Hetfield .... stunts
Perry Husman .... stunts
Mike Nomad .... stunt coordinator (as Michael Nomad)
James Reeves .... stunts
Lonnie R. Smith Jr. .... stunts (as Lonnie Smith)
C.J. Graham .... additional stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Daniel Aguar .... grip (as Dan Aguar)
John Allen .... first assistant camera
James H. Armfield .... still photographer
J. Patrick Daily .... additional photographer
J. Patrick Daily .... key grip
John L. Demps Jr. .... electrician (as John Demps)
Irl Dixon .... electrician
Hugh Esco .... rigger gaffer
J. Barry Herron .... underwater photographer (as Barry Herron)
David Holt Jr. .... rigging grip (as David Holt)
Kent H. Jorgensen .... dolly grip (as Kent Jorgensen)
Brett Laumann .... electrician
Charlie McIntyre .... electrician (as Chuck McIntyre)
James Neilan .... generator operator
Randy Nolen .... steadicam operator
David Pence .... electrician
Ronald J. Pure Jr. .... electrician (as Ronald J. Pure)
Lane Russell .... second assistant camera
John 'Fest' Sandau .... best boy electric
James 'Brandy' Spear .... camera apprentice (as Brandy A. Spear)
James R. Tynes .... gaffer (as Jim Tynes)
Tom West .... best boy grip
Eric Whitehead .... grip
 
Casting Department
Kay Allison .... extras casting coordinator
Debra Rubinstein .... casting associate (as Debra Rubenstein)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Gleason .... assistant costumer
Shari Griffin .... seamstress
Donna O'Neal .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Susan Kurtz .... apprentice editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Jonas Thaler .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ron Capone .... music recording engineer
Alice Cooper .... composer: songs
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Steve Brazeale .... driver
Perry Husman .... transportation coordinator
Dale Johnson .... driver: honeywagon
Dennis Jorgenson .... driver
Darla Judd .... driver
Derrick Lumpkin .... driver
John P. MacQuilliam .... driver
James Neilan .... production van driver
Jim O'Keefe .... transportation captain (as James T. O'Keefe)
James Reeves .... driver
Joe Stout .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Gretchen Armstrong .... craft service
Dan Curry .... title designer: main titles
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... assistant production accountant (as Jennifer Zolten)
Fred Gabrielli .... caterer (as Alfred Gabrielli)
Beth Lilly .... craft service
Hank McGill .... paramedic
Ian McVey .... production associate
Jennifer Nicholson .... assistant to visual consultant
Paul Nickel .... assistant caterer
Pam O'Har .... visual consultant
Connie Papineau .... script supervisor
Jim Randall .... production assistant
Wanda Shaw .... teacher
Andrew Sherman .... production assistant (as Andrew L. Sherman)
Constance Talley-Sherman .... production accountant (as Connie Talley-Sherman)
Vikki Williams .... production coordinator
Don Wyse .... fire safety (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Norman Bielowicz .... special thanks: Director of The Georgia Film Commission (as Norm Bielowicz)
Charles Bornstein .... special thanks: editorial services
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
  • Reel Efx (special effects) (as Reel EFX, Inc.)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" - Belgium (English title) (video title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:R | Brazil:14 | Canada:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (2002) | Finland:(Banned) (1988) | France:-12 | Germany:18 (re-release) (JK/SPIO) (uncut) | Ireland:18 | Italy:T | Italy:VM14 (VHS rating) | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | UK:15 (video) (re-rating) (2002) | USA:TV-MA (cable rating) | USA:R (certificate #28260) | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (video premiere) (cut)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The first film in the series to be recorded in Ultra Stereo.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: As Cort is driving the motorhome, everything inside is moving back and forth, including a framed picture behind Cort. But as Jason pulls Nikki into the bathroom, the frame stops moving, then starts moving again after Jason kills Nikki.See more »
Quotes:
Tommy Jarvis:Jason's not in his grave! Hawes is. Dig it up! You gotta dig it up! You gotta dig it up!
Martin:Dig him up? Does he think I'm a fart-head?
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Soundtrack:
Teenage FrankensteinSee more »

FAQ

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In Part V, the mayor says that Jason Voorhees was cremated, yet Tommy digs up Jason's grave. How is that possible?
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31 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Every installment gets worse than the last one. Except this one., 8 February 2005
Author: Michael DeZubiria (wppispam2013@gmail.com) from Luoyang, China

The movie starts off fairly well, relatively speaking. Tommy Jarvis has grown up into a young man and returns to Jason's grave, unable to go on living unless he can completely verify for himself that Jason is really dead. On the other hand, digging up Jason's grave and essentially freeing him (since Tommy doesn't believe that Jason can be killed) doesn't exactly strike me as the best course of action. What was he planning to do, collect Jason's teeth and go check his dental records? At any rate, at least there is some thought put into an interesting way to bring Jason back to life, at least long enough to kill enough kids to fill up another movie.

Tommy digs Jason up and then stabs his decayed corpse with a nearby fencepost, which is promptly struck by lightning thus bringing Jason back to life. It was earlier in this scene in the movie that someone utters the line, "Some folks have a strange idea of entertainment," which I had planned on using as the summary line in my review. Sadly, I logged on to the IMDb and the first thing I noticed was that I was not as clever as I thought. It is, after all, one of the best lines in the movie, since it is such a tongue in cheek jab at the movie's biggest fans.

During the paintball scene that soon follows, I was immediately struck by the intelligence of the characters. I really appreciate that this movie has people in it who are boneheads but they're not stupid. These are regular guys with undeveloped intellects rather than the typical horror movie moron, one of the worst things to ever see in a horror film. Or any other film, for that matter. It is a great scene when Jason gets his hands on a machete, for example. One of the boneheads in the movie, Burt, is shot by a woman during the paintball game, after which he proceeds to hack away at the trees around him, and check this out. He curses to himself that she shouldn't have been out there in the first place, she should have stayed where she belonged (presumably the kitchen), etc. This is a development of his character as well as the revelation of a deep character flaw that allows the audience to enjoy his death even after learning something about who he is. When was someone invented as fodder ever given that depth of character? Never!

Sure, we hardly learn about his childhood and his dreams, but the point is that he ceases to be nothing but some poor sucker to get hacked up in a creative way by Jason. Then you have the other guy who loses his gun. Again, a lesser horror film would have had him lose his gun through some monumental act of paralyzing stupidity. In this film, he's just an office geek who isn't used to handling guns. He thinks he's in a warzone but he is just out of his element, and Jason is closing in to remind him of where he belongs. These are some of the best characters ever put into the Friday the 13th series.

Granted, the movie does have its share of lame goofiness. The cemetery man (that's a good movie, too), for example, at the beginning responds to Tommy's request to dig up Jason with something like, "Dig him up? Does he think I'm a farthead?! Huh huh huh!" but the characters clearly have the most depth and meaning that we have seen in the series so far. The dumbest characters in the movie are the cops, which I'm sure has some sort of hidden message (which Hitchcock would have appreciated, no doubt), and there is also a clever scene involving the TV. One of the kids staying at the camp (oh, I forgot to tell you, they've changed the charming name of Camp Blood so that they can operate as a summer camp) one night swears that she saw a monster. The counselors tell her that it's okay, it was just a bad dream, but she insists that it was real, "just like TV." Hear that, parents? Don't let your kids watch too much TV or they'll grow up and watch movies like this!

Besides that, the little girl's name was Nancy. Could this be an homage to Nightmare on Elm Street?

There is an interesting plot structure that involves the police thinking that Tommy is doing the killing, which ties in neatly with their status as the dumbest guys in the movie. This is leaps and bounds better than the sequels that preceded it (and light years better than Part VIII!!), there's even some good direction. The shot of Jason standing on top of the burning motor-home is one of the best shots thus far in the series. If you're going to watch some Friday the 13th movies, definitely don't miss this one. It's easy to get tired of the same old thing by this point, but this one is worth skipping ahead to see.

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