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Director:
Writer:
Tom McLoughlin (written by)
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Release Date:
1 August 1986 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Kill or be killed! See more »
Plot:
Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body, but instead inadvertently brings him back to life. Now Jason wants revenge, and Tommy must defeat him once and for all. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The last of the passable Friday the 13th's See more (291 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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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:
Director Tom McLoughlin took home some props from the movie including, Jason's tombstone (which is sitting outside of his house made to look like Jason is buried in his yard) and his casket (which sits in his garage). The DVD box set includes a scene where he shows off these props at his home. He also tells of how a city employee refused to enter his yard to read the meter because he thought a body was really buried there.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Tommy Jarvis pours the gas on two sides of the boat, yet when he throws the match into the water the fire circles around the boat.See more »
Quotes:
Sheriff Garris:Holler if you see anything.
Officer Pappas:Like what?
Sheriff Garris:Anything that don't belong.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)See more »

FAQ

In Part V the mayor says that Jason Voorhees was cremated, yet Tommy digs up Jason's grave. How is that possible?
What happens to Tommy afterwards?
How many "Friday the 13th" movies have been made so far?
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14 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
The last of the passable Friday the 13th's, 26 August 1999
Author: Dan Grant (dan.grant@bell.ca) from Toronto, Ontario

When I first saw the poster for the film, I was excited. It is a great atmospheric poster with its dark colours and the mask emanating light from it. I was also excited about the title. Jason Lives, that means that they are bringing him back to life and Roy will stay dead. Now, if only the film could have been as good and creepy as the first four, it would have been a great film. As it stands, this isn't as good as the first four but it kicks the hell out of the last three. So what we are left with is a passable entry in the series.

Jason comes back to life via Frankenstein tactics, which should make him even more powerful. And there are scenes in here that would support that theory. One being when one of his victims is bent over backwards and gets snapped in half. So his brutality is still alive and kicking quite nicely. But what this film is missing is the "feel" and the "texture" of the first four. And to be honest I can't really put my finger on it, but there is just an intangible missing from the sixth episode that was so prevalent in the first four. It's strange though, this film does a lot of things right. It has Jason lurking mysteriously in the background and it uses some decent shots. But it just wasn't that scary. It was entertaining and humorous and that is fine, but I don't want to see a funny Friday the 13th, just as I don't want to see a funny Nightmare On Elm Street.

The way Jason is killed in this one is actually quite good, because we are now starting to get into the folklore of Jason. What makes him tick and what can kill him. Having Tommy research the method of death is a good way to go. It's just too bad that they didn't just leave it alone after that. Or better yet, if they actually wanted to make a Jason Goes To Hell, have them go back to their roots and use the techniques that scared us back in 1980-84. Because now Jason is just a pale replica of what he once was. He hasn't quite eroded in this one, but he is coming close.

Friday VI is not a bad effort, it just could have been so much better. But hey, we will always have the others on tape.

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