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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Todd Caldecott ...
Jim Miller (as Todd Shaffer)
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Tim Mirkovich ...
Young Jason (as Timothy Burr Mirkovich)
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Ace ...
Toby
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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 city that has seen it all ain't seen nothing yet! See more »

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28 July 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ashes to Ashes  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,343,976 (USA)
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Trivia

The prologue of the film foreshadows all the places that Jason will chase the teenagers: downtown with the gang members, the diner, the alley with the drug addicts, and the subway. 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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[first lines]
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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Say This To Me
Written by Richard Johnston (as Ric Johnston)
Performed by Neo a4
Courtesy of Duke St. Records
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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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I can see why most hardcore Friday the 13th hates this - it has a story connyskribent
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