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

 -  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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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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I LOVE NY [heart symbol in the shape of a bloodied ice hockey mask denotes love] See more »

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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

This was the last film in the "Friday the 13th" series to be produced and distributed by Paramount, due to declining box office returns. Subsequent entries were handled by New Line Cinema. See more »

Goofs

Rennie's flashbacks suggest she was attacked by a young Jason under the lake. Jason drowned in 1957, and was a grown man by the time he began killing in the events of Part 2, set in the early 1980s. Several of the films take place years apart, so this film may possibly be set in the 1990s or even later (although the music and fashions suggest 1989). So Rennie could either not have seen a young Jason, or she would be much older than a high school student now. 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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Eh...
19 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Every movie series has its ups and downs. This was definitely Friday the 13th's "down" For some reason, this movie just wasn't that great. Don't get me wrong, I liked it and all...just didn't have that thrill that the others had. It shouldn't be called "Jason Takes Manhattan". Should be something like "Jason takes a cruise" or something. Although Kane Hodder played a great Jason, the character of Jason in this movie was disproportional. His abilities and whatnot. Some of the characters were the worst in this movie, the acting was pretty bad. I do like some scenes however. But they didn't fully redeem this movie from the horrific outcome. I give this a 5/10, this is probably my least favorite of the series.


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