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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

Director:

Danny Steinmann

Writers:

Martin Kitrosser (story by), David Cohen (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Barrile Anthony Barrile ... Vinnie
Suzanne Bateman Suzanne Bateman ... Nurse Yates / Receptionist
Dominick Brascia ... Joey
Todd Bryant ... Neil
Curtis Conaway Curtis Conaway ... Les
Juliette Cummins ... Robin
Bob DeSimone ... Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
John Robert Dixon John Robert Dixon ... Eddie
Corey Feldman ... Tommy at 12
Jere Fields ... Anita (as Jeré Fields)
Tiffany Helm ... Violet
Melanie Kinnaman ... Pam
Richard Lineback ... Deputy Dodd
Carol Locatell ... Ethel
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Mayor Cobb
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Storyline

Five years after killing the goalie hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis has grown up in various mental hospitals unable to get over the nightmares about Jason's return. When Tommy is sent to a rural halfway house in New Jersey for mentally disturbed teenagers, a series of grisly murders begin anew as another hockey-masked killer begins killing off all people at and around the residence. Has Jason returned from the dead to re-start his killing spree? Has Tommy decided to take over the reign of Jason, or has someone else? Written by matt-282

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The mindless, murderous fury that was buried with Jason has been reborn. And suddenly, terror has become child's play! See more »


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Trivia

Although "Part V" appears on all promotional material, it does not appear in the actual film. The opening credits simply read: "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning." See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) As Jason approaches the smashed barn door, some of the wooden planks in the left side of the door disappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Lana: Hmm, Lana. Lana...
[leaning inside]
Lana: Hey Lana? Do you want Billy?
[pause]
Lana: You sure?
[giggles]
Lana: She says she wants you too, but you're gonna have to wait a few minutes 'till she's done inside.
[enters the restaurant]
Billy: YEEEOWHOOHOO!
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Alternate Versions

According to the film editors the sex scene in the forest was much longer in the original unrated version. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Friday the 13th: The Game (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

His Eyes
Written by Brian Canham (as B. Canham) and T. Lugton
Performed by Pseudo Echo
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Some Hate It, But I Think It's the Best in the Series
23 October 2006 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

That wily rascal Jason Voorhees is at it again....or is he? Yes, this is the installment in the interminable "Friday the 13th" series that thought it would be a good idea to do without its only reason for existence...the hockey-masked Jason. Though you hardly notice the loss, since you don't KNOW it's not Jason until the film's final moments, and the copycat killer dresses like Jason anyway, so what's the difference? If you've seen one axe-wielding psycho in a hockey mask, you've seen them all.

Actually, I kind of like this entry. It provides the best nudity of the series....no fewer than three gratuitous boob shots, and nice boobs they are. And it's funny, sometimes intentionally so, as when the hillbilly mom calls her dufus son a dildo, sometimes unintentionally, as when the Michael Jackson look alike sings a duet with his girlfriend through an outhouse wall while he's on the crapper.

And the filmmakers outdo themselves with the body count this time around. By the end of the movie, there's no longer time to show them being killed off. Characters you've completely forgotten about just pop up as dead bodies. But what do you expect with all that plot to get through? Compared to the other films in the series, this is practically "War and Peace," what with the murder mystery story and the Tommy Jarvis plot line, which attempts to add a sense of continuity to the middle batch of movies (o.k. so Part 6 picks up Tommy's storyline in a completely different place and with a different actor, but for a series like this that's the best you can hope for in the way of consistency).

Grade: C


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,032,883, 24 March 1985

Gross USA:

$21,930,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,930,418
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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