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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)

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$14,343,976 (USA)
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After Sharlene Martin expressed discomfort about shooting her shower scene, director Rob Hedden also stripped off and took to the shower himself in order to make her feel more comfortable. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 35 mins) When Rennie and Sean are on the sewer's ladder at the end, Rennie's position changes between shots. See more »

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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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Good Film
2 December 2001 | by (Everett, WA) – See all my reviews

I Liked This One. Not only do we see A Higher Body Count than Usual, We Find Jason Hitting the Big City. I Don't See Why People Hate This Movie because it Doesn't take place in Camp Crystal Lake. C'Mon. We Couldn't Stay there forever, But then again, They could have stopped making them. Good to Rent


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