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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 city that has seen it all ain't seen nothing yet! See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The subway car chase wasn't inside an official NYC subway. Only the exterior shots were real. See more »

Goofs

(at around 7 mins) Throughout the film, Jason's skin is grey, slimy and decayed, except for the pinky finger on his left hand, which is completely normal, protruding through his torn glove. This is especially noticeable in the extreme close up of Jason grabbing the railing of Jim's boat near the beginning. 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

A "Deluxe Edition" DVD was released with over 10 minutes of "Slashed Scenes" that feature extensions on deaths and dialog such as more gore on Jim's Death, and the never before seen original death where the Boxer gets darts shoved in his eyes. 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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The Darkest Side Of The Night
11 September 2012 | by skyfx4See all my reviews

This film doesn't have a very good reputation. It's the lowest ranking Friday on the IMDb and Entertainment Weekly called it the 8th worst sequel ever made. It's definitely not the best Friday but I quite enjoyed it for its silliness. For the uninitiated, the first three quarters of the film are set on a f**king cruise ship while only the opening credits and last quarter are set in good old NY. It also has easy to spot continuity errors (when Jason shoves a rock in a dude's chest the shot after shows the wound by his heart). The film has its ups, such as the catchy 80's theme song and a camp sense of humour. And Kane Hodder is always fun to watch as the axe wielding killer. Despite being one of the most tame in the francise, it has 2 cool kills. One is where a chick gets smashed in the head with HER OWN F**KING GUITAR!!!!! Another is where a dude gets his head PUNCHED THE F**K OFF in a fistfight with Jason. Overall the film is silly yet enjoyable


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