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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

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Still haunted by his past, Tommy Jarvis - who, as a child, killed Jason Voorhees - wonders if the serial killer is connected to a series of brutal murders occurring in and around the secluded halfway house where he now lives.

Director:

Danny Steinmann

Writers:

Martin Kitrosser (story by), David Cohen (story by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Barrile Anthony Barrile ... Vinnie
Suzanne Bateman Suzanne Bateman ... Nurse Yates / Receptionist
Dominick Brascia ... Joey
Todd Bryant ... Neil
Curtis Conaway Curtis Conaway ... Les
Juliette Cummins ... Robin
Bob DeSimone ... Billy / Male Nurse (as Bob De Simone)
John Robert Dixon John Robert Dixon ... Eddie
Corey Feldman ... Tommy at 12
Jere Fields ... Anita (as Jeré Fields)
Tiffany Helm ... Violet
Melanie Kinnaman ... Pam
Richard Lineback ... Deputy Dodd
Carol Locatell ... Ethel
Ric Mancini Ric Mancini ... Mayor Cobb
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Storyline

Five years after killing the goalie hockey-masked killer Jason Voorhees, Tommy Jarvis has grown up in various mental hospitals unable to get over the nightmares about Jason's return. When Tommy is sent to a rural halfway house in New Jersey for mentally disturbed teenagers, a series of grisly murders begin anew as another hockey-masked killer begins killing off all people at and around the residence. Has Jason returned from the dead to re-start his killing spree? Has Tommy decided to take over the reign of Jason, or has someone else? Written by matt-282

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The mindless, murderous fury that was buried with Jason has been reborn. And suddenly, terror has become child's play! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The Friday The 13th films for some reason often repeat character names. Like this installment features the second of three "Tina's", one of the twins in Part 4 (Camilla More) and the heroine of Part 7 (Lar Park Lincoln). This is the first of two "Robins". Juliette Cummins in this one, and Elizabeth Kaitan in Part 7. There's also two "Paul's", two "Sandra's", two "Rick's", two "Ted's and a Ned"!!! See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) As Joey walks over to Robin and Violet, who are hanging up washing, a large set of lights is reflected in the window as he walks over. See more »

Quotes

[Billy is preparing cocaine]
Billy: That's it. That's the whole fuckin' thing right there. There it is, you just stay right there, doll. That's just what the doctor ordered. Nothin' like a little prevented medicine. And, the forecast is; Cloudy in the mountains, sunny in the valleys, and snow flurries, up your nose!
[Takes a whiff]
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Alternate Versions

There is an alternate version of the film which runs 91 minutes and contains several small and mostly inconsequential differences. These are:
  • "Version 2" is in the lower right hand corner throughout the movie.
  • There is no close-up of Jason pulling the machete out of Neil's stomach during the opening sequence.
  • Duke's (the paramedic) line is altered when he sees Joey's body. In the original version he says "Bunch of pussies..." while in Version 2 he says "I'll be damned...".
  • There is a different angle briefly used in Pete's death.
  • The scene in which Ethel yells at Junior as he is eating his stew is re-edited to remove the profanity, and uses some different angles.
  • When Demon is about to open the outhouse door, an alternate camera angle is used and some of the profanity he uses is cut from the scene.
  • After Junior is decapitated there is an alternate angle of Ethel in the kitchen, and her dialog is slightly altered.
  • The scene of Robin going to bed is re-edited to exclude some of her nudity and some dialog.
  • Before the above scene is a scene of Violet in her room which originally was part of a scene which occurred a few minutes later. When the scene happens a few minutes later, the footage that was previously used is not present.
  • When Pam fights off Roy with the chainsaw, she hits him twice in shoulder. Only the second hit appears in the original version.
  • When Roy dies, the camera stays on Pam, Tommy and Reggie instead of showing Roy falling on the spikes.
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Connections

Referenced in To Hell and Back: The Kane Hodder Story (2017) See more »

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The Drowning - Part I
Written by Daniele Amfitheatrof
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User Reviews

What the heck?
17 August 1998 | by GislefSee all my reviews

So what the heck's this got to do with anything? It has the prerequisite gruesome kills, but the absence of Jason sinks the whole project. Even Part VI is good for a few laughs, and features the title character. This one is just dumb.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Repetition See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,032,883, 24 March 1985

Gross USA:

$21,930,418

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,930,418
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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