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

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 ...
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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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The city that has seen it all ain't seen nothing yet! See more »

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Adventure | Horror

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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

Elizabeth Berkley and Dedee Pfeiffer auditioned for the role of Rennie See more »

Goofs

In Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood, Jason's suit was shredded so much that you could see his spine and kneecaps. In this movie, he is wearing a new suit even though he was beneath the water for quite some time. He is also now wearing black gloves which he did not previously have. 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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References Batman (1989) See more »

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Broken Dream
Written by Fred Mollin and Stan Meissner
Performed by Terry Crawford
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Great Addition To A Great Series
15 April 2002 | by (Memphis) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite of the series, Jason is awesome he walks around Manhattan like he's Donald Trump. Kickin' boom boxes out of his way, and busting through glass doors. Don't believe all the negative comments about this movie, watch it and judge it for yourself. These movies are not to be taken seriously, just sit back and have fun. Life's hard enough. Jason Takes Manhattan tops my list of great horror movies!


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