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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986)

Tommy Jarvis goes to the graveyard to get rid of Jason Voorhees' body once and for all, but inadvertently brings him back to life instead. The newly revived killer once again seeks revenge, and Tommy may be the only one who can defeat him.

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Tom McLoughlin

Writer:

Tom McLoughlin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thom Mathews ... Tommy
Jennifer Cooke ... Megan
David Kagen David Kagen ... Sheriff Garris
Kerry Noonan Kerry Noonan ... Paula
Renée Jones ... Sissy (as Renee Jones)
Tom Fridley ... Cort
C.J. Graham ... Jason
Darcy DeMoss ... Nikki
Vincent Guastaferro ... Deputy Rick Cologne
Tony Goldwyn ... Darren
Nancy McLoughlin ... Lizbeth
Ron Palillo ... Allen Hawes
Alan Blumenfeld ... Larry
Matthew Faison Matthew Faison ... Stan
Ann Ryerson ... Katie
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Storyline

Tommy Jarvis returns to the graveyard to make sure Jason Voorhees is dead and accidentally brings him back to life. Now it's up to Tommy to stop Jason's mindless killing and put him back where he belongs. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Taglines:

Kill or be killed! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aladdin Sane See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,750,837, 3 August 1986

Gross USA:

$19,472,057
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Mancuso Jr. was adament on bringing John Shepard back from "A New Beginning" to reprise his role as Tommy Jarvis. When Shepard declined due to personal reasons, Thom Matthews was cast instead. See more »

Goofs

(at around 52 mins) The amount of blood on the machete and the position the little girl is holding it change as she shows it to Paula. See more »

Quotes

Nikki: [Nikki and Cort are having sex] This is the best! The best! But you gotta keep it up 'till the end of the song.
Cort: [out of breath] How much longer?
Nikki: Oh, about ten minutes.
[Cort looks at her apprehensively]
Nikki: [Jason pulls the power to the RV and the lights go out] Fuck!
Cort: Aww! Yeah!
Nikki: Cort! You did it already?
Cort: Oh, c'mon wasn't that the end of the song?
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Crazy Credits

First end credits to feature a song and not the Friday the 13th theme music. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original script, the deaths of both Jill and Officer Pappas were more graphic. Instead of Jason pushing Nikki's face into the wall, as we see in the wide release, Jason squeezed her throat until blood spurted out. In Officer Pappas' death, Jason originally tore off his face (literally), leaving a faceless corpse staring ahead before falling down. However, veteran Friday The 13th producer Frank Mancuso, Jr. advised director Tom McLoughlin to tone down these scenes for the film, stating that the MPAA would never give the film an "R" rating with these scenes intact. See more »


Soundtracks

He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)
Written by Alice Cooper, Tom Kelly and Kane Roberts
Performed by Alice Cooper
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Highly-Charged Jason, Highly-Charged Movie
10 June 2006 | by ReelCheeseSee all my reviews

From its spectacular, squirm-in-your-seat opening to its exciting finale, "Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" delivers. Still haunted by his killing of the masked maniac two films ago, our hero Tommy Jarvis (Thom Mathews) ventures to Jason Voorhees' grave just to be sure he's really dead. When a lightning bolt strikes the metal fence post Tommy uses to puncture the corpse, Jason is resurrected (remind you of someone?) and ready to hack his way through another terrified group of campers and innocent bystanders. But with no one ready to believe that Jason is indeed back, it again falls to Tommy to put evil in its place.

The "Friday the 13th" series got back on track with this installment following a Jason-less fifth entry that remains a bitter disappointment for many horror buffs. Director Tom McLoughlin struck a magnificent balance between breathing a new life into the franchise and maintaining the look and feel of what fans have come to expect. The picture is fast-paced, smart and, at times, legitimately scary. Jason suddenly seems more evil and terrifying given his newfound strength as a member of the Walking Dead Club. McLoughlin's oft-praised attempts at humor are rarely successful, but at least he chose (wisely) not to mock the zombified star, as the most recent Jason films have.

"Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives" is not Hitchcock, but it is a highly-entertaining effort that never once reveals its low-budget limitations. Horror fans and those looking for a good scare will be pleased.


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