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Friday's Curse (1987–1990)
"Friday the 13th" (original title)

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Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »
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Complete series cast summary:
Louise Robey ...
 Micki Foster (70 episodes, 1987-1990)
Chris Wiggins ...
 Jack Marshak (65 episodes, 1987-1990)
 Ryan Dallion (54 episodes, 1987-1989)


An old antique dealer made a pact with the Devil to sell cursed antiques. When he dies, his store is inherited by his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan. With the help of Jack Marshak, they fight to retrieve the antiques from the people who bought them to stop them from causing harm. Written by Paul Sasse <Loomis@student.centre.edu>

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Sweet dreams. (Season 1) See more »







Release Date:

28 September 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The 13th Hour  »

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(72 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The only object that Micki and Ryan sold themselves was the cursed doll which appeared in the series premiere. The rest of the antiques were sold by Uncle Lewis and they were conveniently registered in the manifest. Many artifacts were procured by an unknowing Jack during his trips to Europe. However some antiques were gifted by Lewis to some users. Apart from the cursed antiques the leads also retrieved some items with supernatural properties but which were not owned by Lewis. See more »


In "A Cup of Time", Jack poses as a homeless man and removes a toupee from his head after Lady Die gives him the cup. Posing as a homeless man was a spur of the moment decision after he got to the park and realized Lady Die was there, so he wouldn't just happen to have a toupee since he doesn't wear one normally. See more »


Ryan: [as Uncle Lewis materializes] Uncle Lewis?
Micki: [frightened] It's him. I've seen his picture.
Ryan: [to Lewis] You look like hell.
Uncle Lewis: [looks down at himself, grins] Yes, I do, don't I?
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Spun-off from Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

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decent series
11 March 2002 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows of the late '80s. It featured a group of pawn shop owners trying to track down antiques that had been sold from their store. The trick was, these antiques had been cursed, and they wound up in the hands of people who more often than not were less than willing to let them go.

Part of the cursed antiques was, for the most part, they gave something in return when death or something horrible had happened. For example, a bunch of tattoo needles could be used to draw a tattoo on someone, and the tattoo would come to life and kill the person it was drawn on, upon which the owner of the needles would be given great fortune/luck. They wound up in the hands of a compulsive gambler who was in tremendous debt. Or a scalpel(which had once belonged to Jack the Ripper) needed to be recharged by killing someone, upon which it could work wonders during medical operations.

I was hooked (and partly obsessed) with this show when it was on, but have been unable to locate it on reruns. If anyone can, please drop me an email!

I look back with fondness at the characters too, with Ryan, the gorgeous Micki, and wise Jack.

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