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Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984)

After being mortally wounded and taken to the morgue, murderer Jason Voorhees spontaneously revives and embarks on a killing spree as he makes his way back to his home at Camp Crystal Lake.

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Joseph Zito

Writers:

Victor Miller (character creator), Ron Kurz (character creator) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judie Aronson ... Samantha
Peter Barton ... Doug
Erich Anderson ... Rob (as E. Erich Anderson)
Kimberly Beck ... Trish
Tom Everett ... Flashlight Man
Crispin Glover ... Jimmy Mortimer
Corey Feldman ... Tommy
Joan Freeman ... Mrs. Jarvis
Lisa Freeman ... Nurse Morgan
Thad Geer Thad Geer ... Running Man
Wayne Grace ... Officer Jamison
Clyde Hayes Clyde Hayes ... Paul (as Alan Hayes)
Bonnie Hellman ... Hitchhiker
Frankie Hill Frankie Hill ... Lainie
Barbara Howard Barbara Howard ... Sara
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Storyline

Thought to be killed by the sole survivor of the last massacre at Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhees kills his way back to the camp to once again murder its inhabitants. This time, has Jason met his match in the little boy Tommy Jarvis? Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Friday April 13th is Jason's Unlucky Day See more »

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Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part 4 See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,183,148, 15 April 1984

Gross USA:

$32,980,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jason actor Ted White and special effects artist Tom Savini at first were confrontational with one another. But once White found out Savini had experience with stunts, the two became friends. See more »

Goofs

In Friday the 13th Part III, Jason's fingernails were neat and trimmed, but in 'Part IV' (which takes place the very next day), they are long and black. See more »

Quotes

Trish: [in the house with Jason] Tommy! Tommy, get the hell outta here!
[Jason appears. Trish then holds him off with the machete]
Trish: You son of a bitch! I'll give ya something to remember us by.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Jason's hockey mask appears and moves towards the screen. Letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' appear on it. Letters proclaiming 'The Final Chapter' swing down, crash into the mask, causing it to explode, and reveal the rest of the title. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Official Friday the 13th Parody (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

To Each His Own
Written by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
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User Reviews

 
great donation to the series
23 April 2005 | by paintedwallpaperSee all my reviews

Savini's death make-up and Jason effects are at their peak. worth watching for tommy's freak out at the end. Crispen Glover is in it, and performs the ultimate BAD 1980's dance scene, worse than anything in footloose. The body count reaches a great height and the nudity and sex is as gratuitous as ever. I personally feel that this is the best of the original 4 Friday movies, coming in a close race with the third Jason. I've seen all the movies more times than i can count and this one holds up surprisingly strong among all eleven films. For those of you who are Friday fans, if you haven't seen this one, you are missing out on a key moment in Jason's history, so go pick this one up today.


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