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Friday the 13th ()


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A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which, years before, was the site of a child's drowning.

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Mrs. Voorhees
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Alice
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Marcie
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Annie
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Jack
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Bill
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Brenda
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Ned
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Steve Christy
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The Truck Driver
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Sgt. Tierney
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Officer Dorf
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Crazy Ralph
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Barry
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Claudette
Dorothy Kobs ...
Trudy
Sally Anne Golden ...
Sandy
Mary Rocco ...
Operator
Ken L. Parker ...
Doctor
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Jason
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Noel Cunningham ...
Boy in 1958 Camping Circle (uncredited)
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Busboy (uncredited)
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Man The Knife Killer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sean S. Cunningham

Written by

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Victor Miller ... (written by)
 
Ron Kurz ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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Sean S. Cunningham ... producer
Alvin Geiler ... executive producer
Steve Miner ... associate producer (as Stephen Miner)

Music by

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Harry Manfredini

Cinematography by

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Barry Abrams ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Bill Freda

Editorial Department

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Susan E. Cunningham ... associate editor
Jay Keuper ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Julie Hughes
Barry Moss

Production Design by

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Virginia Field ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Virginia Field
Robert Topol ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

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Caron Coplan ... wardrobe designer

Makeup Department

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Tom Savini ... special makeup effects
Taso N. Stavrakis ... special makeup effects assistant (as Taso Stavrakis)
Katharine Vickers ... hair stylist: Miss Palmer / makeup artist
Cecilia Verardi ... key makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Steve Miner ... unit production manager (as Stephen Miner)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephen Ross ... second assistant director
Cindy Veazey ... assistant director
Steve Miner ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Christine Gardyasz ... assistant properties (as Chris Gardyasz)
Alice MaGuire ... property mistress (as Alice Maguire)
Daniel E. Mahon ... assistant to art director (as Danny Mahon)

Sound Department

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Lee Dichter ... sound re-recordist
Richard Murphy ... sound mixer
David Platt ... boom
Vanessa Theme Ament ... foley recordist (uncredited)
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (uncredited)
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Jerry Trent ... foley artist (uncredited)

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Steven Kirshoff ... atmospheric effects (as Steve Kirshoff)

Stunts

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Tom Savini ... stunts
Robert Tramontin ... motorcycle stunt

Camera and Electrical Department

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Phil Beard ... second electric (as Philip Beard)
Jim Bekiaris ... best boy (as Jim Bekaris)
Richard Berger ... second assistant camera
Robert Brady ... second assistant camera
Richard Feury ... still photographer
Mike Hirsch ... assistant camera: second unit
William Klayer ... electric: second unit
Braden Lutz ... camera operator
Tad Page ... gaffer
Carl Peterson ... grip
Larry Reibman ... gaffer: second unit
Robert D. Shulman ... key grip (as Bob Shulman)
Peter Stein ... camera: second unit
John Verardi ... first assistant camera
Ronald Vidor ... a camera operator/steadicam / second unit: cinematographere

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anne King ... wardrobe assistant
Jan Shoebridge ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Michael Calvello ... location auditor

Music Department

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Harry Bluestone ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Alexander Courage ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor (uncredited)
George Doering ... musician (uncredited)
Chuck Domanico ... musician: bass soloist (uncredited)
Robert Fernandez ... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Kenneth Hall ... music editor (uncredited)
Randy Kerber ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Harry Manfredini ... conductor (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Jack K. Tillar ... music editor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Rudy Churny ... transportation captain (as Rudy Churney)

Other crew

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Willie Adams ... production assistant
Michael Barry ... production assistant
Michael Hall ... production assistant
Martin Kitrosser ... script supervisor
Ted Lowry ... titles
Denise Pinckley ... production office coordinator
Cecilia Verardi ... production assistant (as Cindie M. Verardi)

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Norman Bedell ... special thanks: Chief, Blairstown Police Department
Richard Skow ... special thanks: Chief, Blairstown Fire Department

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately for the former, someone isn't happy about what's going on in the camp and enjoys playing kill the counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe. Written by FilmFanUK

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Taglines On Friday The 13th, They Began To Die Horribly, One......By One (UK - Theatrical Tagline) See more »
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Also Known As
  • A Long Night at Camp Blood (United States)
  • Vendredi 13 (France)
  • Freitag, der 13. (Germany)
  • Divendres 13 (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Viernes 13 (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 95 min
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Box Office

Budget $550,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $5,816,321, 11 May 1980
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $59,754,601

Did You Know?

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Trivia The movie was filmed at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco in New Jersey. The camp is still in operation, and it has a wall of Friday the 13th (1980) paraphernalia to honor that the movie was set there. See more »
Goofs (at around 49 mins) Outside the diner, it is obviously a fire hose being sprayed back and forth to create the "rain." See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hollywood Burn (2006). See more »
Soundtracks Sail Away, Tiny Sparrow See more »
Crazy Credits We see giant letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' moving towards the screen and crashing into and smashing a pane of glass. See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Alice: The boy. Is he dead, too?
Tierney: Who?
Alice: The boy. Jason.
Tierney: Jason?
Alice: In the lake, the one... the one who attacked me. The one who pulled me underneath the water.
Tierney: Ma'am, we didn't find any boy.
Alice: But... then he's still out there.
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