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Friday the 13th: The Series 

Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques.
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Louise Robey Louise Robey ...  Micki Foster 71 episodes, 1987-1990
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ...  Jack Marshak 65 episodes, 1987-1990
John D. LeMay ...  Ryan Dallion 55 episodes, 1987-1989
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An old antique dealer made a pact with the Devil to sell cursed antiques. When he dies, his store is inherited by his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan. With the help of Jack Marshak, they fight to retrieve the antiques from the people who bought them to stop them from causing harm. Written by Paul Sasse <Loomis@student.centre.edu>

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Now, there's a new reason to fear the dark. (Teaser) See more »

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Canada

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English

Release Date:

28 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 13th Hour See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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(72 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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John D. LeMay is the only main cast member of the series to have appeared in a Friday The 13th film (Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993)). See more »

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Although no geographical location is ever given during the run of the series, it was clearly meant to be set in the US, with such things as American currency being used in any scene that involved money, and in one episode, a character saying something about being "in America." Even so, there were often things shown in scenes that clearly identified the location as Toronto, where the show was filmed, or Canada in general. Well known Canadian landmarks such as Casa Loma and part of the Toronto skyline, showing the recognizable Royal York hotel were seen, a train boxcar is shown with the word Canada written across its length in large letters, and vehicles also had Ontario license plates. While most outdoor scenes were kept non-descript, there were several scenes throughout the run of the series where the trio was driving along Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto, which is one of the most recognizable areas of Toronto. Americans who had never been to Toronto would likely recognize the area, just as Canadians recognize well known areas of New York and LA seen in TV shows, even if they have never been there before. These are just a few examples, but there are others as well. See more »

Quotes

Ryan: [as Uncle Lewis materializes] Uncle Lewis?
Micki: [frightened] It's him. I've seen his picture.
Ryan: [to Lewis] You look like hell.
Uncle Lewis: [looks down at himself, grins] Yes, I do, don't I?
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Referenced in His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (2009) See more »

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Outstanding series cut short
28 December 2002 | by phbalancedSee all my reviews

A three season anthology horror series filmed in Toronto during the late eighties which told the story of two cousins and their friend, a specialist in occult research; the threesome chased after cursed antiques which were distributed from their store previously owned by their late Uncle Lewis Vendredi, a strange man who made a pact with the Devil.

Following the departure of the lead actor John D. LeMay at the end of the second season, the void was filled by his replacement Steven Monarque, originally introduced as a recurring character in the second season, and was added to the main cast as the new antique sleuth. The third season was cut short with 20 rather than 26 episodes though the series has made it to syndication and has a small but loyal cult following. John D. LeMay made an outstanding contribution to the series and his character as Ryan Dallion is clearly a favorite of all time among viewers. Ryan was never forgotten and was mentioned in passing by Robey, as Micki Foster, at the beginning of the third season episode "Demon Hunter" and later in "The Long Road Home". As well, footage from the second season episode "Tails I Live Heads You Die" was used at the beginning of the "Bad Penny" episode. It gave the impression that perhaps the character of Ryan would be re-written into the storyline at some point, but to our disappointment, it never happened.

Third season episodes had some of the best story lines, but unevenly distributed script and dialogue. The new character Johnny Ventura was underutilized. He rarely had lines. Too many scenes with two-way conversation only between Jack and Micki with Johnny just sitting in the background. Blame the story editor for this one! This, and lack of proper series closure, renders the third season a weak one.

Very little behind the scenes trivia and info. about the cast and crew are available regarding the series. Audio and/or video interviews would be an invaluable addition that could be presented via DVD release. Unfortunately, there's nothing official or rumored about this for the near future.


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