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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989)

A boatful of graduating high school students headed to Manhattan accidentally pull Jason Voorhees along for the ride.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Todd Caldecott ... Jim Miller (as Todd Shaffer)
... Suzi Donaldson
Tim Mirkovich ... Young Jason Voorhees (as Timothy Burr Mirkovich)
... Jason Voorhees
... Rennie Wickham
... Colleen Van Deusen
... Deck Hand
... Charles McCulloch
Ace ... Toby
... Admiral Robertson
... Chief Engineer Jim Carlson
... Sean Robertson
... Miles Wolfe
... J.J. Jarrett
... Wayne Webber
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Storyline

The graduating class of the local high school is going on a luxury cruise with Jason Voorhees as a stowaway. The heroine Rennie Wickham believes she was almost drowned by Jason as a child. Jason eventually sinks the boat and kills many of the students on it, but many of them escape to Manhattan. A long battle with Jason ensues until Jason is washed away in the New York sewers by a midnight flooding of toxic waste. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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The biggest city in the world is about to be scared down to size... See more »


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28 July 1989 (USA)  »

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Ashes to Ashes  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,251,310, 30 July 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$14,343,976
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to an interview in Fangoria Magazine (August 1989), Kane Hodder vomited on cue in the final scene after drinking several pitchers of water. This was not a special effect. See more »

Goofs

(at around 48 mins) When Jason is lifting Eva up, her head gets closer and closer to the ceiling, but the shots of her feet stay the same. See more »

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DJ: [narration] It's like this... We live in claustrophobia; the land of steel and concrete, trapped by dark waters. There is no escape, nor do we want it. We've come to thrive on it and each other. You can't get the adrenaline pumpin' without the terror, good people... I love this town.
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Referenced in The American Nightmare (2000) See more »

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Theme from New York, New York
Written by John Kander and Fred Ebb
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i dont know why nobody likes this movie. I think it is great. it has a good plot finally it gets jason away from crystal lake i think the movie is excellent and is my favorite of the f13 series besides part 7 i think they saved the best f13th films for last besides jason x i dont know why this movie is so underrated i mean it finally has some decent acting jason looks good (the best in part 7) the plot is pretty good besides critics rated f13th part8 jason takes manhatten one of the best of the series besides part 1. the f13th series started to look good and be good after part 5 which was ok. Ill even except this movie even with the ending which wasnt understandble but still didnt make the movie bad. I dont know why diehard jason fans dont like this film. I'm a Diehard jason fan and i love this movie. Overall the second best in the series in my opinon. Friday the 13th part 7 The New Blood And Friday the 13th part 8 Jason takes manhatten are the best in the series both are excellent **** to me. See part 7 and part 8 i strongly recommend them there not a waste.


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