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Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

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Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director:

Steve Miner

Writers:

Ron Kurz, Victor Miller (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Steel ... Ginny
John Furey ... Paul
Adrienne King ... Alice
Kirsten Baker ... Terry
Stuart Charno ... Ted (as Stu Charno)
Warrington Gillette ... Jason
Walt Gorney ... Crazy Ralph
Marta Kober Marta Kober ... Sandra
Tom McBride ... Mark
Bill Randolph ... Jeff
Lauren-Marie Taylor Lauren-Marie Taylor ... Vickie
Russell Todd ... Scott
Betsy Palmer ... Mrs. Voorhees
Cliff Cudney Cliff Cudney ... Max
Jack Marks ... The Cop
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Storyline

Months after Alice beheaded psycho killer/mother Pamela Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake, survivor Alice is still traumatized because of the murders. But there is one problem: Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason never drowned and died, so he saw Alice behead Mrs. Voorhees. Jason finds Alice soon and murders her. Five years later, a camp counselor-in-training program begins at Packanack Lodge, right near Camp Crystal Lake. As teenagers in the program start snooping around Camp Crystal Lake, they start getting killed violently one by one.

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Taglines:

2x The Fear...2x The Carnage...2x The Terror! (Deluxe Edition DVD) See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The film takes place five years after the first, which was set in 1979 according to Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984). Meaning that this film takes place in 1984. During both summers, both the Friday the 13th's occurred in June making this film take place exactly five years after the events of the first film. See more »

Goofs

It is a little obvious that when we see Jason's head shots that there's some sort of enhancement to either the bag, or he's wearing something underneath to keep visualization out of that hole. See more »

Quotes

Crazy Ralph: [to Jeff and Sandra] I told the others, they didn't believe me. You're all doomed. You're all doomed.
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, Shaun Curran is credited "Constuction Coordinator" See more »

Alternate Versions

The following scenes were cut from the film in order to avoid an "X" rating from the MPAA:
  • A close-up shot Jeff and Sandra being double-impaled while having sex on the bed.
  • A close up shot of Crazy Ralph and the wire cutting.
  • A scene at the very end where we are shown the inside Jason's shack and see Pamela's face. While there, her eyes open. It was cut by Paramount for looking too fake.
  • A facing shot of Mark's face being split by the machete.
  • Blood was trimmed from the shot of Jason driving the hammer in the cop's head.
  • The flashback footage showing Mrs. Voorhees decapitation was trimmed.
  • Bloodflow was cut from the shot of Jason driving an icepick into Alice's head.
  • Additional bloodflow was cut from the shot of Jason slicing Scott's throat.
  • Originally, sex scene between Sandra and Jeff was longer and it included full frontal nudity from actress Marta Kober but when Paramount studio discovered that she was underage the scene was deleted completely.
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Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Slumber Party Massacre (2016) See more »

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Itsy Bitsy Spider
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Here Comes JASON!!!!!!!!
19 March 2005 | by jmcgee321See all my reviews

After the brilliant Friday THE 13TH, Hollywood of course got greedy and rushed in a sequel with the help of writer Ron Kurz and director Steve Miner. What they deliver is a good installment and top notch death scenes not surpassing the first, but still shocking.

Five years after the events of the first film, the survivor of that horrible day is killed by JASON, the boy believed to be drowned for the last 25 years. So now he's finishing off what mama started. Making sure no one goes to Camp Crsytal Lake. But when a new summer camp is opening up right next to his domain, he decides to kill first and ask questions way later.

No the hockey mask dosen't come in folks, and no this is not better than the first one. But this one has a playful mode than one, which at it's time was serious. The acting by Amy Steel and John Furey is more of something to root for, because we do care if THEY do die or not. And JASON performance seem lock on, although KANE HODDER is a saint when he plays JASON. And the death scenes are toned down a bit, but still leaves us with that strange feeling in our stomach. Especially the bit involving a wheelchair, what will just make you say "Now that's just plain wrong."


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part II See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,429,784, 3 May 1981

Gross USA:

$21,722,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,722,776
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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