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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Ashes to Ashes  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$14,343,976 (USA)
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The movie was falsely titled "Ashes to Ashes" while filming in New York City to avoid fan interruptions. This fake title was also used in the script to prevent auditioning actors from knowing and revealing what film they were making. In the fake-titled script, Jason was renamed Ethan. See more »

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The hockey mask Jason takes from Jim looks almost precisely the same as the mask he had previously (which was destroyed in Part VII). It even has the same axe-gouge in the forehead. 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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Performed by The Koo
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1 November 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Before I started to watch horror movies last week I always used to read about them. Jason Takes Manhattan was always the most interesting one to me. Finally I watched it yesterday without seeing the other ones because I really wanted to see this one. I must say it wasn't bad. While the title is semi misleading given the fact that most of the film is on a boat I didn't mind that. One thing in this movie...it's so 80s it hurts. Not that that's bad but the music and hairstyles are extremely dated. But the 80s are cool so there isn't an issue there. When they finally get to Manhattan there are some cool parts like when Jason smashes through glass. For some reason the Manhattan bits reminded me of the first Ninja Turtles movie. Also(SEMI SPOILER)thank God the movie has the heart not to kill the dog. When you kill a person in the movie it's whatever but when you kill an animal it's much worse. So anyways I liked the movie but whatever you do...don't go into it expecting to have in all in Manhattan or you'll be let down.


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