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

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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.

Director:

Tom McLoughlin

Writer:

Tom McLoughlin
2 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

If you think it's hard to keep a good man down...Try keeping down a BAD one. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nancy McLoughlin, who plays Lizbeth, is director Tom McLoughlin's wife. See more »

Goofs

Megan's character changes clothes three times in the first three scenes, even though the scenes take place all on the same morning. See more »

Quotes

Tommy: Jason's not in his grave! Hawes is. Dig it up! You gotta dig it up! You gotta dig it up!
Martin: Dig him up? Does he think I'm a fart-head?
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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 script, a shot of Mrs. Voorhees' grave appeared next to her sons' grave in the opening sequence. Later, there was some dialogue in the police station where Tommy asked why Jason wasn't cremated, and the sheriff responded by saying "We were gonna, but some asshole paid to give Jason and his mother a proper burial." "Some asshole" is revealed in the script's final scene to be Jason's father. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Saturday the 14th (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Teenage Frankenstein
Written by Alice Cooper 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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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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