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Writers (WGA):
Rob Hedden (written by)
Victor Miller (characters)
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Release Date:
28 July 1989 (USA) See more »
I LOVE NY [heart symbol in the shape of a bloodied ice hockey mask denotes love] See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Rob Hedden 
Writing credits
Rob Hedden (written by)

Victor Miller (characters)

Produced by
Randy Cheveldave .... producer (as Randolph Cheveldave)
Barbara Sachs .... associate producer
Original Music by
Fred Mollin 
Cinematography by
Bryan England (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Steve Mirkovich 
Ted Pryor 
Casting by
David Cohn 
Fiona Jackson 
Production Design by
David Fischer 
Set Decoration by
Linda Vipond 
Costume Design by
Carla Hetland 
Makeup Department
Ma Kalaadevi Ananda .... makeup artist: second unit (as Marilyn Carbone)
Susan Boyd .... assistant hair stylist
Jamie Brown .... special makeup effects creator
Tibor Farkas .... assistant special effects makeup
Laurie Finstad .... makeup artist
Anthony Sorrentino .... hair stylist: second unit
Malcolm Tanner .... hair stylist
Bill Terezakis .... assistant special effects makeup (as William Terezakis)
Francesca von Zimmermann .... assistant makeup artist (as Francesca Langden)
Francesca von Zimmermann .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Mary Guilfoyle .... unit production manager
Vikki Williams .... production supervisor
Charles Zalben .... assistant unit production manager: second unit
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jeff J.J. Authors .... first assistant director (as Jeffrey Authors)
Aaron Barsky .... first assistant director: second unit
Jacquie Gould .... assistant director trainee (as Jackie Gould)
David Hallinan .... dga trainee: second unit (as Dave Hallinan)
Alex Kramarchuk .... second assistant director: second unit
James Goff Martin .... first assistant director: special effects shooting unit
David McLennan .... third assistant director (as Dave Mc Lennan)
Tom Quinn .... second assistant director
Betsy C. Schrott .... second second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
J.C. Brotherhood .... assistant property master: second unit
Fred Chalfy .... property master: second unit
Thomas Costabile .... carpenter: second unit
Graham Coutts .... property master (as J. Graham Coutts)
Jim Green .... greensman (as James H. Green)
John Hamilton .... construction painter
Doug Hardwick .... construction foreman
Brentan Harron .... storyboard artist (as Brent Harron)
Geoff Hilliard .... construction coordinator
Patrick Kearns .... assistant set decorator
Philip Lunt .... lead greensman (as Phillip Lunt)
Max Matsuoka .... props buyer
Ignacio McBurney .... assistant set decorator (as Ignacio Mc Burney)
Andy Nieman .... prop man (as Andreas Nieman)
Glen W. Pearson .... assistant art director (as Glen Pearson)
Lawrence Redfern .... set dresser
Grace Rourke .... paint foreman
Jan S. Utstein .... second unit art director
John Watts .... lead man
Max Matsuoka .... props assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
John H. Arrufat .... dialogue editor (as J.H. Arrufat)
Gary Blufer .... sound effects
Gary Blufer .... sound recordist
Lars Ekstrom .... sound mixer
Christopher Harvengt .... electronic sound effects editor
Hilda Hodges .... foley walker
Val Kuklowsky .... adr editor
George Leong .... boom operator: second unit
Rick MacLane .... sound engineer (as Rick Maclane)
Rick MacLane .... sound recordist (as Rick Maclane)
Harry Manfredini .... creator: original Jason sound effect
Nina McPeek .... cable person (as Nina Mc Peek)
Michael Mirkovich .... foley editor
T.A. Moore Jr. .... adr engineer
T.A. Moore Jr. .... foley engineer
T.A. Moore Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Moore .... electronic sound effects editor
Josephine Nericcio .... adr assistant
Ace O'Hearts .... electronic sound effects editor
Daryl Powell .... boom operator
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... supervising sound designer
Jeffrey L. Sandler .... supervising sound editor
William Sarokin .... sound mixer: second unit
William Sarokin .... sound recordist: second unit
Steve Schwalbe .... first assistant sound editor (as Steven J. Schwalbe)
Bruce Stambler .... dialogue editor (as B.L. Stambler)
Edward M. Steidele .... foley walker (as Edward Steidele)
Garry Ulmer .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Jeff Vaughn .... adr engineer
Jeff Vaughn .... electronic sound effects editor
Brian Vessa .... electronic sound effects
Donald L. Warner Jr. .... dialogue editor (as D.L. Warner)
Steve 'Woody' Wood .... sound effects (as Steve Woods)
Steve 'Woody' Wood .... sound recordist (as Steve Woods)
Christian Santiago .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Jerry Trent .... foley artist (uncredited)
David Yaffe .... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Becker .... mechanical effects coordinator
Steve Davis .... assistant special effects
Darya Douglas-Andres .... special effects crew
Jim Gill .... special effects coordinator
Bettie Kauffman .... special effects coordinator
Tony Lazarowich .... assistant special effects
Gary Paller .... special effects coordinator
Roy Schultz .... assistant special effects (as Ray Schulz)
W.A. Andrew Sculthorp .... assistant special effects (as Andrew Scolthorp)
T. Dow Albon .... rotoscope (uncredited)
Barbara Anne Bock .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Scott Coulter .... special effects makeup (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Gord Bray .... model maker (as Gordon Bray)
Jim Danforth .... special photographic effects: Effects Associates, Inc.
Dale Fay .... visual effects supervisor
John Hunter .... model maker
John Hunter .... model maker
John Jackson .... miniatures supervisor
Robert Montgomery .... optical line-up
Barry Peterson .... effects cameraman
Lem Ristsoo .... camera assistant (as Lem Riftsoo)
Brian Ross .... production manager
Michael F. Hoover .... miniature artist (uncredited)
Shelly Morrow .... animation camera (uncredited)
Shelly Morrow .... opticals (uncredited)
Garry Chessman .... stunt player (as Gary Chessman)
Jim Dunn .... stunt player
Dorothy Fehr .... stunt player (as Dorathy Fehr)
Reg Glass .... stunt player
Ted Hickman .... stunt player
Ernie Jackson .... stunt player
David Jacox .... stunt player
Ken Kirzinger .... stunt coordinator
Michael Langlois .... stunt player
John Nash .... stunt player
Jacob Rupp .... stunt player
Dawn Stofer-Rupp .... stunt player (as Dawn Stofer Rupp)
Melissa R. Stubbs .... stunt player (as Melissa Stubbs)
Danny Virtue .... stunt player
John Wardlow .... stunt player
Dean Choe .... stunts (uncredited)
Vince Cupone .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Kathy Hubble .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Greg Addison .... electrician: second unit
Donald Bialer .... grip: second unit
Paul F. Birkett .... camera operator (as Paul Birkett)
Kevin Black .... grip: special effects shooting unit
Rob Bojeck .... grip
Dillard Brinson .... key grip: special effects shooting unit
Michael Cohen .... second assistant camera: second unit
Daniel Cournoyer .... grip: second unit (as Dan Cournoyer)
Robert Crone .... Steadicam operator
Andy Day .... electrician: second unit (as Andrew Day)
Rick Dean .... electrician
Maurizio Dotto .... first assistant camera: second unit (as Maurizio [Nino] Dotto)
Daniel Ehrenbard .... gaffer: second unit
Julie Gant .... best boy: second unit
Matt Garite .... camera operator: second unit
Ron Grover .... still photographer
Frank Halpenny .... generator operator
James L. Hurford .... key grip (as Jim Hurford)
Mal Kibblewhite .... best boy electric
Brian A. Kuchera .... dolly grip (as Brian Kuchera)
Vince Laxton .... electrician
Jim McConkey .... first assistant camera: Steadicam, second unit (as Jim Mc Conkey)
Chris McMullin .... first assistant camera: special effects shooting unit (as Chris Mc Mullin)
John Merrick .... best boy: second unit
William Moore .... electrician: second unit (as Bill Moore)
Tim Moynihan .... second assistant camera: special effects shooting unit (as Timothy Moynihan)
James M. Muro .... Steadicam operator: second unit (as Jim Muro)
Brian C. Murphy .... first assistant camera (as Brian Murphy)
Patrick Murray .... underwater gaffer: underwater shooting unit (as Pat Murray)
Ed Newins Jr. .... key grip: second unit
Mark Pancza .... electrician: second unit
Pete Romano .... underwater photographer: underwater shooting unit
Don Saari .... gaffer
John Seale Jr. .... second assistant camera
Brenton Spencer .... director of photography: special effects shooting unit
Gordon Tait .... best boy grip
Jeff Upton .... gaffer: special effects shooting unit
Robert Ward .... dolly grip: second unit
Joel David Warren .... still photographer: second unit (as Joel Warren)
Michael Wrinch .... camera trainee (as Mike Wrinch)
Ken Young .... grip
Tim Heller .... second unit: electrician: vancouver unit (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting: second unit
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Carmen Ruiz Laza .... casting assistant (as Carmen Ruiz-Laza)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Miana Gottlieb .... key costumer
Pamela Hayden .... costumer
Cori Keating .... costumer (as Corinne Keating)
David Lisle .... costume supervisor
Ellen Lutter .... wardrobe supervisor: second unit
Editorial Department
Timothy Alverson .... first assistant film editor
Ted Pryor .... assistant film editor
Robert Raring .... color timer (as Bob Raring)
Charles Robichaud .... assistant film editor (as Charles E. Robichaud)
Music Department
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
Christopher Kennedy .... music supervisor
Fred Mollin .... music performer
Brian Nevin .... music recordist
Jeff Wolpert .... music mixer
Transportation Department
Duncan Callander .... driver
Richard Cavazzi .... driver (as Rick Cavazzi)
Kelly Cramb .... driver
Kemy Loree Derlago .... driver (as Kem Derlago)
Gerry Gaudette .... driver
Dan Groseclose .... driver
Wayne Johnson .... driver
Bruce Kaduhr .... driver
James Kish .... driver (as Jim Kish)
Ross Kulak .... driver
James Leavey .... transportation captain: second unit (as Jim Leavey)
Allan Morgan .... driver (as Al Morgan)
Fred Moroz .... transportation captain
Terry Noble .... transportation co-captain
Derek Rama .... driver
Chuck Scorgie .... driver
Judy Smith .... driver
Alois Stranan .... transportation coordinator
Geoff Williams .... transportation co-captain
Lawrence Albright .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Gary Andreu .... production assistant: second unit
Greg Arciniega .... production assistant: second unit (as Greg Archiniega)
Jo-anne Barry .... assistant production coordinator (as Joanne Barry)
Gabrielle Berkovics .... craft service
Gabrielle Berkovics .... first aid
Chantal Bernheim .... script supervisor: second unit (as Chantel Bernheim)
Michelle Blair .... production assistant: second unit
Darrell Brock .... production assistant: second unit
Carson .... assistant location manager
Marissa Linn Carus .... office production assistant: second unit (as Marissa L. Carus)
Debbie Coe .... dog trainer (as Debra Coe)
Dermot Conley .... production assistant: second unit (as Dermont Conley)
Matthew Cook .... assistant to associate producer
Ron Cosentino .... production assistant: second unit
Joe Daly .... production assistant: second unit
Susan De Palma .... production assistant: second unit
Jason Elfe .... production assistant: second unit
Vicki Ellis .... auditor: Los Angeles
Susanne Elstein .... production assistant: second unit
Lesley Fransvaag .... coordinator trainee
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... production accountant: second unit (as Jennifer Zolten)
Judy French .... assistant production accountant
John Gallagher .... production assistant: second unit
Gordon Hardwick .... location manager
Pedro Hernández .... production assistant: second unit (as Pedro Hernandez)
James A. Howard .... production assistant: special effects shooting unit (as James Howard)
Elizabeth M. Huggins .... assistant to the producer (as Liz Huggins)
Joseph E. Iberti .... assistant location manager: second unit (as Joe Iberti)
Debra D. Jeffreys .... assistant to producer: second unit (as Debra Jeffreys)
Mimi Jennings .... production assistant: second unit
Linda Kelly .... production accountant
Terry Ladin .... production coordinator: second unit
Tony Lopez .... production assistant: second unit
Rob Lowenthal .... production assistant: second unit
Maggie McCabe .... production assistant: second unit (as Maggie Mc Cabe)
Joe McDougall .... production assistant: second unit (as Joe Mc Dougall)
Betty McNeeley .... assistant to the director (as Betty Mcneeley)
Wendy Mentiply .... production assistant
Terry J. Murray .... script supervisor (as Terry Murray)
Pam O'Har .... visual consultant
Christopher Oldcorn .... production assistant: second unit (as Chris Oldcorn)
Augustus Park .... production assistant: second unit
Mark Porter .... craft service: special effects shooting unit
Allison Procacci .... production assistant: second unit
John Riggio .... location manager: second unit
Gabrielle Rosenberg .... production assistant: second unit
Kenneth Schapiro .... production assistant: second unit (as Ken Schapiro)
Monty Simons .... production assistant: second unit
Roberta Slade .... production coordinator
Neal Thompson .... title designer
Gordy Waterman .... underwater consultant: second unit
Les Godwin .... associate location manager (uncredited)
Don Wyse .... fire safety (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Canada:R | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2002) | Finland:K-18 (cut) (1990) | Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1990) | Germany:18 (re-release) (JK/SPIO) (uncut) | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:18 (DVD rating) | South Korea:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 (cut) | UK:18 (uncut) (2002) | USA:TV-MA | USA:R (certificate #29903) | West Germany:18 (cut) | West Germany:18 (video premiere) (cut)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The original posters for the film featured Jason ripping through an "I Love NY" poster. In the first poster, Jason is holding a bloody knife which was cleaned in a second poster for fear that the blood was too graphic. However, both posters were dropped following a complaint from the New York Tourism Committee.See more »
Continuity: When the cop gets pulled from his car by Jason, they are in an alley right next to the car. But in the next shot, Jason is standing a good 20 feet away right in front of the car.See more »
[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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Referenced in Clerks (1994)See more »
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What are the differences between the British BBFC 18 VHS and the Uncut Version?
Jason is a bald little child, yet in the narrative flashback, Jason's appearance as a child has changed drastically, making him normal. Why is that?
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Eh..., 19 February 2008
Author: Bozo

Every movie series has its ups and downs. This was definitely Friday the 13th's "down" For some reason, this movie just wasn't that great. Don't get me wrong, I liked it and all...just didn't have that thrill that the others had. It shouldn't be called "Jason Takes Manhattan". Should be something like "Jason takes a cruise" or something. Although Kane Hodder played a great Jason, the character of Jason in this movie was disproportional. His abilities and whatnot. Some of the characters were the worst in this movie, the acting was pretty bad. I do like some scenes however. But they didn't fully redeem this movie from the horrific outcome. I give this a 5/10, this is probably my least favorite of the series.

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