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

R | | Horror | 28 July 1989 (USA)
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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Ashes to Ashes  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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$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 27 mins) After Rennie sees Jason's child ghost the first time, she leaves her room and the camera pans down the hall to reveal Jason emerging from behind a door with a dartboard on it. Before Jason is shown, look into the pictures beyond the door and you'll see a crew member signaling for Jason to make his appearance. After Jason leaves the room you will see the crew members arm closing the door in the same pictures glass. 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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Written by Bob Hayman and John Powell
Performed by The Koo
Courtesy of Delta Records
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The Darkest Side Of The Night
11 September 2012 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

This film doesn't have a very good reputation. It's the lowest ranking Friday on the IMDb and Entertainment Weekly called it the 8th worst sequel ever made. It's definitely not the best Friday but I quite enjoyed it for its silliness. For the uninitiated, the first three quarters of the film are set on a f**king cruise ship while only the opening credits and last quarter are set in good old NY. It also has easy to spot continuity errors (when Jason shoves a rock in a dude's chest the shot after shows the wound by his heart). The film has its ups, such as the catchy 80's theme song and a camp sense of humour. And Kane Hodder is always fun to watch as the axe wielding killer. Despite being one of the most tame in the francise, it has 2 cool kills. One is where a chick gets smashed in the head with HER OWN F**KING GUITAR!!!!! Another is where a dude gets his head PUNCHED THE F**K OFF in a fistfight with Jason. Overall the film is silly yet enjoyable


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