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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 (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Steel ... Ginny
John Furey ... Paul
Adrienne King ... Alice
Kirsten Baker 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 ... 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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The day you count on for terror is not over See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 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
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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Amy Steel would star in another slasher after this, April Fool's Day. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 6 mins) When Paul and Ginny return from the bar, Paul turns off the car and the windshield wipers are pointing straight up. Later when Ginny returns to the car, they are down. See more »

Quotes

Vicky: Wanna take me on?
Mark: Sure. Have a seat.
[she sits across from Mark; he prepares to arm wrestle]
Vicky: I only want your fingers.
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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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A Worthy Sequel
13 October 2004 | by caspian1978See all my reviews

While most sequels cash in on their original movie's fame, the second part of the Friday the 13th series lives up to its name. Unlike the first movie, Jason stars in this movie while his "mother" has the cameo. The gore and the kill scenes surpass the original. The characters are true teenage stereotypes. Much like the ending in the original, the ending here is great. A jump out of your seat moment that lives up to the original. This is way before Jason wears his hockey mask. Here we are witnessed to a masked killer that uses a pillow case to hide his scary identity. From here on, the fame of PART 2 made it possible for the next bunch of films to happen. It is pretty much all down hill from here. While some of those films lived up to being great horror movies, most fell short and could not recycle the same effect that PART 2 had on its audience.


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