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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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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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Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At a horror convention in Cherry Hill, New Jersey in 2003, Betsy Palmer said she never appeared in another Friday the 13th movie after the first one. Apparently she forgot about this one. Palmer was in Los Angeles at the time Part 2 was filming in Connecticut. She was hired for one day, filmed in front of a black screen. See more »

Goofs

(at about 15 min) Jeff and Sandra are at a phone booth. If you look at Sandra while Jeff is speaking on the phone, she is actually watching their truck being connected to a tow truck. Then moments later (on cue, of course) she announces that their truck is being towed away, as if she didn't see the whole thing unfolding. See more »

Quotes

Terri: [to Scott who stepped into a trap] Don't go anywhere.
Scott: Very funny.
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Crazy Credits

Just like Part 1, we see giant letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' moving towards the screen (minus the shattering glass). When they reach the screen, they explode and reveal letters proclaiming 'Part 2.' 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.
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  • 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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My personal favorite best slasher of all time Amy Steel is the best heroine of the 80's ever
7 August 2018 | by rambofan4lifeSee all my reviews

Here are my reasons: why Friday the 13th Part 2 become my personal favorite slasher Friday the 13th film and that is because of Amy Steel! I love the actress to death. In my opinion this sequel is now on my fifth favorite Friday the 13th film personal horror film in the franchise they don't make movies like this one today ! I have a blast watching this film and I enjoy it more than the first one. In my opinion the sequel is better than the original film. I am a big fan of the actress Amy Steel and I love her to death in Friday the 13th Part 2.

This is my fifth favorite slasher Friday the 13th film in the series I love this sequel but it doesn't beat the original in my opinion still one of the best sequels ever. I love Amy Steel so damn much as Ginny Field! I Love, Love, Love this film to death!! She was the best heroine in the slasher films in my opinion. From Friday the 13th Part 2 too April Fool's Day (1986) she was great heroine who fights, survives and wins. I love this film to death and I enjoy it and love it.

I love the cast Kirsten Baker as Terry, I love Russell Todd as Scott. I love Marta Kober as Sandra Dier, I love Bill Randolph as Jeff, I love Tom McBride as Mark I love Lauren-Marie Taylor as Vickie and I love Jack Marks as Deputy Winslow. I love John Furey as Paul Holt he was great opposite lead from Ginny. I love the setting I love that the movie evolves around the camp like was in the first one. I love the filming locations in this movie. Seriously filming locations about this movie are classic in Connecticut, USA I wish I could see the film scenes. I cherish this movie with all my heart so much I love it. Like i said Amy Steel is the best heroine in this movie she is the greatest heroine in my opinion. I enjoy Jason with a potato sack over his head. Steve Daskawisz with his potato sack was great as Jason I love it so much. Warrington Gillette as Jason Voorhees unmasked was great.

My favorite death scene is a couple been stabbed with a spear as they having sex and the scene in which a camper is hit in the face with a machete and falls down a flight of stairs is excellent scene great practical effect. Tom McBride R.I.P. I really miss you and you were great as Mark in this movie. This is my movie.

I love the atmosphere in the film. It has the best kills in the series. Characters are fairly well-developed and likable, at least for this franchise, and there are plenty of thrills. One of the most memorable final shocks rounds everything out

It is Jason Voorhees first outing as the murderer and the image of him wearing the potato sack over his head is burned into my retinas as one of the most memorable in the franchise.

Amy Steel is a brilliant addition to the cast, a great heroine I love her to death in "Friday The 13th part 2" and I also love her in April Fool's Day she was excellent in those two films. She is always my favorite lead and I really enjoy Friday the 13th Part 2 more then the first one.

Friday the 13th Part 2 is a great sequel great horror slasher movie that made Jason Voorhees memorial cool horror icon.

This time the film was directed and produced by Steve Miner who I thought did an excellent job directing the film. For the special makeup effects was Carl Fullerton who did the right job like Tom Savini did with the first one.

I love how Amy Steel defend her self against Jason Voorhees. Amy Steel uses chain saw on Jason I love the chainsaw scene in the movie it is memorable and I love how Ginny uses her psychologically on Jason that she is his mother to distract him excellent a bad-ass scene. Ginny she swings with a machete towards Jason and Jason raises the mattock to block Ginny's machete swing this was an epic Climatic fight in the movie.

Ginny Field with working tool fork in the hands is just memorial all over Amy Steel's picture we see her on IMDb and every where.

Great horror slasher suspense entertaining 80's movie my all time personal favorite horror film I am still going to watch it. I watched this film 8 years ago when I was a big fan of Supernatural and I heard Jared Padalecki auditioned for his lead role in Friday the 13th reboot and I was curious so I went watching this film alongside with the first original film and Jason X before I watched reboot that was my fourth film I saw.

I remember seeing this movie on DVD in the video store when I was in high school. I am glad I have this film on Blu-ray disc.

This is one in my top 5 best favorite Friday the 13th films it is my fifth favorite slasher Friday the 13th movie and it is the best one. Amy Steel is the queen of screamers.


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