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

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Continuity 

When Julius jumps out of the ocean into the boat, they lay him down, then turn him over and move him to the bench. In the closeup shot, McCulloch's hand is on Julius, but in the next shot, both hands are on the oars.
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Continuity 

When Jason kills the boxer in the sauna, he rams the hot coal into the boxer's stomach, just above his belly button. But in the overhead shot, the damage appears in the middle of the boxer's chest.
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When Tamara and Eva are using drugs, their hair changes from shot to shot.
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When Jason is coming down the stairs after J.J., the first shot ends with Jason's left foot coming down first, but in the next shot, it's his right.
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When Tamara comes out of the shower, she's completely dry, hair and all.
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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.
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When Jason grabs the New York cook he is several paces to the right of the mirror, but when he throws the cook into the mirror Jason can clearly be seen in the reflection standing right across from it.
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When Jim goes to check outside he leaves in jeans. When he comes back he has only a pair of white underwear on him.
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When Rennie and Sean are on the sewer's ladder at the end, Rennie's position changes between shots.
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When Sean gives Rennie the bracelet, in the first shot he reaches into his pocket, yet in the next shot she is already holding it.
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When Jason is lifting Eva up, her head gets closer and closer to the ceiling, but the shots of her feet stay the same.
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Sean and Rennie round the corner from the left of the subway station and go in, but in the next shot Jason chases them from the right side and busts through the glass.
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Rennie's mental image of young Jason keeps changing (hair and head shape) throughout the movie. Also, young Jason's right eye was the misshapen one in Friday the 13th (1980).
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We are shown Jason's perspective as he is walking down a hallway towards the sauna. When Jason enters the sauna, we can clearly see there is no hallway across from the door which makes the previous scenes impossible.
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When they're in the sewer at the end of the movie, they're told it floods at midnight. In the next scene the sun is rising.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the rainstorm on the cruise ship the rain-making grid is visible in two shots.
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When Sean emerges from the door in the wall and finds Rennie in her drug-injected state, the wooden props holding the set's wall up are visible inside the doorway.
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After Rennie sees Jason's child ghost the first time, she leaves her room and the camera pans down the hall to reveal Jason emerging from behind a door with a dartboard on it. Before Jason is shown, look into the pictures beyond the door and you'll see a crew member signaling for Jason to make his appearance. After Jason leaves the room you will see the crew members arm closing the door in the same pictures glass.
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Factual errors 

Sewer tunnel entrances in Manhattan are barricaded.
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The captain of the ship gets his throat slashed, yet no blood gushes out immediately. Additionally, the machete barely makes contact with the captain's neck.
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In the NYC police car, there is no screen separating the front and back seats.
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Plot holes 

In Part VII, Jason's suit was shredded so that you could see his spine and kneecaps. Yet in Part VIII, he has gained a new suit even though he was beneath the water for quite some time. He is also now wearing black gloves although he did not have them previously.
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When the ship takes off we see some scenes with lots of people on board having fun playing, dancing, etc. But as soon as the killing starts the extras magically disappear and we are left with the main characters. At least after the fire alert starts the other passengers should be alarmed and rushing for the lifeboats. Surely Jason didn't just kill everybody off.
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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.
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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.
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Revealing mistakes 

Throughout the film, Jason's skin is grey, slimy and decayed, except for the pinky finger on his left hand, which is completely normal, protruding through his torn glove. This is especially noticeable in the extreme close up of Jason grabbing the railing of Jim's boat near the beginning.
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When Jason throws Wayne into the electrical switcboard, Wayne's jeans light on fire before he hits the board. Also, as the spark causes the combustion, you can clearly see flammable liquid on his jeans.
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When Tamara pushes Rennie overboard, the ship is obviously not moving or it would have left her far behind. Also, the water is calm with no waves from the boat.
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When Shaun and Rennie run through the two glass doors leading down into the New York subway system, you can see Jason's shadow on the wall as he stands off camera and waits for his cue to walk on screen and kick his way through the glass doors
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When Wayne is being electrocuted, the sparks and fire illuminate Jason's mask, revealing that the eye holes of the mask are covered with a black cloth or mesh to prevent Jason's eyes from being seen.
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The body double for Tamara can be clearly seen from the image on the mirror when Jason throws her against it.
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When Jason is resurrected on the bottom of the lake, the water is well quite lit and everything is clearly visible, even though it's night and there aren't any other real light sources out there
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When J.J. is killed, she drops the guitar, and the boombox suddenly stops playing too. Additionally, blood flies at a piece of glass in front of the camera before Jason actually makes contact with her.
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Obvious dummies in the car's back seats just before it slams into the wall. Also, the flaming wire that ignited the car is visible at the back of the car.
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During the credits sequence, there is a shot of a diner in New York. At the far right, the Asian man sitting at the table stares at the camera for a few moments.
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When Julius' head falls into the dumpster, a black cord can be seen pulling the lid down.
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Rennie and Sean sit on the subway to get away from Jason. When Rennie sees Jason in the car ahead of them, they run toward the back. Several shots show the tunnel lights moving in the wrong direction (towards the back, which would indicate that they are running to the FRONT of the train).
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When Julius says, "school is out, McCulloch" and several students leave, you can see red and green building lights in the left window.
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When Jason is killing the boxer in the sauna, you can see Kane Hodder's eyebrows through the eye holes of the mask.
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