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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.

Director:

Rob Hedden

Writers:

Rob Hedden, Victor Miller (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Todd Caldecott Todd Caldecott ... Jim Miller (as Todd Shaffer)
Tiffany Paulsen ... Suzi Donaldson
Tim Mirkovich Tim Mirkovich ... Young Jason Voorhees (as Timothy Burr Mirkovich)
Kane Hodder ... Jason Voorhees
Jensen Daggett ... Rennie Wickham
Barbara Bingham ... Colleen Van Deusen
Alex Diakun ... Deck Hand
Peter Mark Richman ... Charles McCulloch
Ace Ace ... Toby
Warren Munson ... Admiral Robertson
Fred Henderson ... Chief Engineer Jim Carlson
Scott Reeves ... Sean Robertson
Gordon Currie ... Miles Wolfe
Saffron Henderson ... J.J. Jarrett
Martin Cummins ... Wayne Webber
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Storyline

A whole high senior class is finally graduating. For that, they get into a luxury cruise called ''Lazarus''. At the beginning they are all having fun, including our main heroine ''Rennie'' who has a serious problem with the water because of past traumatic events '' Almost got drowned when she was little''. When we get to see all the young teenagers our friend Jason who got on board the ship starts with his killing rampage until we get to see only the main characters of the movie.. After that, they decide to look for the killer and kill him... Unfortunately, Jason got them first... After only a few of them escaped and got off the ship reached N.Y where they now have a bigger problem. Jason managed to get there too! He's cashing the survivors so he can kill them. Now the young teenager couple must escape or die in the dark waters of New York. Written by manuel15_jesus@hotmail.com

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Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashes to Ashes See more »

Filming Locations:

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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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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Sharlene Martin initially expressed discomfort at being filmed nude for a shower scene. To put her at ease, Rob Hedden borrowed a page from theater and film lore and stripped down fully nude and walked into the shower himself to illustrate how easy it all was. Unfortunately, he didn't realize the camera was rolling the whole time. When the producers watched the dailies the next morning they were very, very confused as to why their director was standing completely nude in a shower talking to one of his lovely young actresses. See more »

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(at around 1h 14 mins) In the NYC police car, there is no screen separating the front and back seats. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 1 second to remove a brief shot of a butterfly knife being twirled. The cut was restored in 2002. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Many Lives of Jason Voorhees (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Say This To Me
Written by Richard Johnston (as Ric Johnston)
Performed by Neo a4
Courtesy of Duke St. Records
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Jason at his best!
4 July 2005 | by PsychoKlownSee all my reviews

Jason is back yet again in this 8th outing. With the exception of Jason X and Freddy Vs Jason this is Jason's best killing spree. He is brought back to life (as usual)and it isn't long before he's on board a teenage filled cruise ship with one thing in mind....MURDER!

The body-count and gore is completely satisfying, there are some of the best deaths by normal means here from Jason punching an annoying character's head off to the old wrench in the head demise. So if you like gore this is for you.

A lot of people will tell you that the Friday 13th series has gone downhill since the first but i disagree, the older films took quite a while to get to the death scenes and Jason had limited screen time but this is perfect, Jason's presence is forced upon you regularly which will please other Jason fans.

It's the best slasher from its time.

(ki-ki-ki-ha-ha-ha)


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