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

A boat of graduating high school students bound for Manhattan pulls Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

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Cast

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Todd Caldecott ...
Jim Miller (as Todd Shaffer)
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Tim Mirkovich ...
Young Jason Voorhees (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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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

Part 8 director Rob Hedden had previously worked as a writer for Paramount on MacGyver, but what he really wanted to do was direct. So, when the studio asked him to write for Friday the 13th: The Series he'd only do it if he could also direct. They hated the sound of that, but two months later they were still desperate for writers. So, they gave in, hired Hedden, and let him direct 2 episodes, walking away impressed enough with his work behind the camera to offer him the job to write/direct Part 8. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 29 mins) Sewer tunnel entrances in Manhattan are barricaded. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
DJ: [narration] It's like this... We live in claustrophobia; the land of steel and 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 Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Strike
Written by Bob Hayman and John Powell
Performed by The Koo
Courtesy of Delta Records
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12 November 2005 | by (Stavanger, Norway) – See all my reviews

This film totally blew me away! After watching the rather dull and boring Part 7, and having read that this was worse, my hopes weren't too high. I couldn't have been more wrong!

This film is, in my opinion, one of the best in the series. The acting is good, Jason looks great, it has some funny moments, likable characters, and the story also introduced a much-needed change: Jason leaving Crystal Lake - although this can be seen as both good and bad, I think it was a good idea just for this one movie. I hope he returns of course.

The film's duration is also unusually long, I think it lasts for over one and a half hour.

The only let-downs in this installment is an INCREDIBLY lame throat-slashing scene (minor), and a weak ending (major). This is why I give it 8 out of 10 and not the top-score.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did!


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