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

R  |   |  Horror  |  28 July 1989 (USA)
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A passing boat bound for New York pulls Jason Voorhees along for the ride. Look out New York, here comes hell in a hockey mask.

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Todd Caldecott ...
Jim Miller (as Todd Shaffer)
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Tim Mirkovich ...
Young Jason (as Timothy Burr Mirkovich)
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Storyline

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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The biggest city in the world is about to be scared down to size... See more »

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28 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Ashes to Ashes  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,343,976 (USA)
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Trivia

Both the debut theatrical feature film directed by Rob Hedden as well as being Hedden's first produced cinema movie screenplay. See more »

Goofs

(at around 51 mins) When Jason throws Wayne into the electrical switchboard, Wayne's jeans light on fire before he hits the board. Also, as the spark causes the combustion, you can clearly see flammable liquid on his jeans. See more »

Quotes

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DJ: [narration] It's like this... We live in claustrophobia, the land of steel & 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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Connections

Referenced in The Dream Team (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Darkest Side Of The Night
Written by Fred Mollin and Stan Meissner
Performed by Peter Fredette
Produced by Stan Meissner
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