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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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Life in the city is murder (Deluxe Edition DVD) 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

After the disappointing results at the box-office, Paramount decided to sell the Friday the 13th film series to New Line Cinema, making "Jason Takes Manhattan" the last feature produced by Paramount, until the 2009 remake. Only three other sequels were released in between. See more »

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Charles says that Tamara had better have her Biology final done. If they're on a graduation cruise ship, the school year must already be over and thus finals would have already happened long before the cruise would have taken place. 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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German video version was cleaned of some of the violent scenes and runs 99 instead of 100 mins (calculated NTSC running-time) See more »

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Written by Steve Linn
Performed by Steve Linn and Tim Yalda
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One of the better parts of the series
18 January 2006 | by carnage-karoSee all my reviews

One thing all Jason films have common is that they all have different aspects for the killer's background. In the course of several bloody events they always try to built up some sort of deep, emotional story over the Chrystal Lake legend. This one actually tries to milk desperately some tears out of audience. No success in that, but lets look at this peace of art as a standard slasher entertainment: The story is quite pathetic but thats no problem, it always is. Good thing about it is that the movie actually is very fast-paced without the usual one-hour-nonsense in the beginning. The killing spree starts off right away as the body-count keeps increasing into massive rates towards the ending. Even though not much of gore is shown, but it's always nice to see stupid, I mean STUPID teenagers die. Overall we see few hilarious scenes with the new more humorous and laid-back Jason. For example a decapitation with a punch of a fist! The movie should be titled instead "Jason Goes Sailing" as most of it happens on a ship on it's way to New York. Anyway, an entertaining above the average Jason-movie. Please don't take it seriously.


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