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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

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), David Cohen (story) | 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 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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Taglines:

A New Beginning to the first step in terror See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was originally written to have Corey Feldman as the star, reprising the role of Tommy Jarvis. However, he was already working on The Goonies (1985), therefore the script was rewritten to have Feldman's appearance limited to a cameo. See more »

Goofs

When Tommy is at Jason's grave, a white reflector screen is clearly reflected into his glasses. See more »

Quotes

Pete: Alright, either you got the car started for you're a dead man.
[while humming a tune, he tries to start the car]
Pete: It ain't starting, man. You fucked up again. It ain't startin'. I'm gonna kick your ass... Kick your ass. Come on now. Come on now, everybody... It ain't starting. Come on, motherfucker... Fix the fucking car! You fucked up again, you asshole... Hey what you doing out there Vinnie?
[the car finally starts]
Pete: Whoo! Alright, and we're off! Let's go!
[...]
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Alternate Versions

German video version has nearly all of the violence cut. See more »

Connections

References Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

His Eyes
Written by Brian Canham (as B. Canham) and T. Lugton
Performed by Pseudo Echo
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User Reviews

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24 January 2000 | by DwayansSee all my reviews

Yeah that's right! I SIGH at reviewing this movie as well as reading others reviews.

This was a terrible movie, i can't believe all the good reviews im hearing, but then again coming from a fan myself, i guess i can beileve it, but i just don't agree with y'all. This movie was bad not because there was a lack of Jason, but because of everything else. Ok Ok there are some good gory deaths here and there, and the body count is the highest of the whole series so far...but this movie like most of the ones before had the usual doses of bad acting, non-sense dialogue and a plot pretty much driven by the death scenes and big body count, although the story here seems to be slightly thought up.

The whole thing about Tommy being crazy and sent to a psychiatric ward in the woods(thats another thing why in the woods???) and then more killings start happenning, but its not Jason. This time there is some one else on the loose, but who? Like any one in this film cares, but its soon found out, and by that time i didn't care either.


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