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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

A boat of graduating high school students bound for Manhattan pulls Jason Voorhees along for the ride. Look out, New York - here comes Hell in a hockey mask.

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Cast

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Todd Caldecott ...
Jim Miller (as Todd Shaffer)
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Tim Mirkovich ...
Young Jason Voorhees (as Timothy Burr Mirkovich)
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The graduating class of the local high school is going on a luxury cruise with Jason Voorhees as a stowaway. The heroine Rennie Wickham believes she was almost drowned by Jason as a child. Jason eventually sinks the boat and kills many of the students on it, but many of them escape to Manhattan. A long battle with Jason ensues until Jason is washed away in the New York sewers by a midnight flooding of toxic waste. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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28 July 1989 (USA)  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$14,343,976 (USA)
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Trivia

Of the female leads (all the girls are supposed to be graduated from high school), only Jensen Daggett was one of the few actresses who was actually a teenager and was 19 years old at the time of shooting. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 14 mins) The police officer's hat falls off when Jason grabs him. In the next shot, he is wearing it again. See more »

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DJ: [narration] It's like this... We live in claustrophobia; the land of steel and concrete, trapped by dark waters. There is no escape, nor do we want it. We've come to thrive on it and each other. You can't get the adrenaline pumpin' without the terror, good people... I love this town.
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Stalker's Rocker
Written by Steve Linn
Performed by Steve Linn and Tim Yalda
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One of the best in the series!
9 October 2002 | by (Nashville, TN) – See all my reviews

I liked this one more than previous ones simply because he's away from the stupid camp, that got boring after the first thousand movies there. At least on this one he gets on a huge cruise boat and then into the city which is pretty cool. And at least a dozen people get killed too, all horror movies should have a ton of killings and at least this movie does. And the part where we see Jason's face is pretty cool too. The blonde girl is really hot ashame she can't act well. Anyways this is one of the better Friday the 13th's despite what these picky people are saying.


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