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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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The Big Apple's in BIG trouble! See more »


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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of actress Kelly Hu, who plays Eve. See more »

Goofs

(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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Some network television airings feature altered shots of Jason when he decapitates Julius See more »

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References The Toxic Avenger (1984) See more »

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Strike
Written by Bob Hayman and John Powell
Performed by The Koo
Courtesy of Delta Records
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12 November 2005 | by Frank_BremnesSee all my reviews

This film totally blew me away! After watching the rather dull and boring Part 7, and having read that this was worse, my hopes weren't too high. I couldn't have been more wrong!

This film is, in my opinion, one of the best in the series. The acting is good, Jason looks great, it has some funny moments, likable characters, and the story also introduced a much-needed change: Jason leaving Crystal Lake - although this can be seen as both good and bad, I think it was a good idea just for this one movie. I hope he returns of course.

The film's duration is also unusually long, I think it lasts for over one and a half hour.

The only let-downs in this installment is an INCREDIBLY lame throat-slashing scene (minor), and a weak ending (major). This is why I give it 8 out of 10 and not the top-score.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the movie as much as I did!


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