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Friday the 13th: Part 2 (1981)

Mrs. Voorhees is dead, and Camp Crystal Lake is shut down, but a camp next to the infamous place is stalked by an unknown assailant.

Director:

Steve Miner

Writers:

Ron Kurz, Victor Miller (based on characters created by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Steel ... Ginny
John Furey ... Paul
Adrienne King ... Alice
Kirsten Baker ... Terry
Stuart Charno ... Ted (as Stu Charno)
Warrington Gillette ... Jason
Walt Gorney ... Crazy Ralph
Marta Kober Marta Kober ... Sandra
Tom McBride ... Mark
Bill Randolph ... Jeff
Lauren-Marie Taylor ... Vickie
Russell Todd ... Scott
Betsy Palmer ... Mrs. Voorhees
Cliff Cudney Cliff Cudney ... Max
Jack Marks ... The Cop
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Storyline

Months after Alice beheaded psycho killer/mother Pamela Voorhees at Camp Crystal Lake, survivor Alice is still traumatized because of the murders. But there is one problem: Mrs. Voorhees' son Jason never drowned and died, so he saw Alice behead Mrs. Voorhees. Jason finds Alice soon and murders her. Five years later, a camp counselor-in-training program begins at Packanack Lodge, right near Camp Crystal Lake. As teenagers in the program start snooping around Camp Crystal Lake, they start getting killed violently one by one.

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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Friday the 13th Part II See more »

Filming Locations:

Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,429,784, 3 May 1981

Gross USA:

$21,722,776

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,722,776
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Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color (Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ginny Field, AKA Amy Steel, the final girl in part 2, is not only routinely named one of the best Final Girls in the franchise, but the best final girl in the whole horror cannon. See more »

Goofs

(at around 19 mins) Scott winks at Terry after hitting her in the rear with the slingshot. You can see his right arm was up towards his chest, holding the slingshot. In the next shot when Terry turns to walk away and smile to herself, Scott's right arm is fully down by his side, still holding the slingshot in his right hand. See more »

Quotes

Paul: I don't wanna scare anyone, but I'm gonna give it to you straight about Jason. His body was never recovered from the lake after he drowned. And if you listen to the old-timers in town, they'll tell you he's still out there... some sort of demented creature, surviving in the wilderness, full grown by now. Stalking... stealing what he needs, living off wild animals and vegetation. Some folks claim they've even seen him... right in this area. The girl that survived that night at Camp Blood, that.....
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Crazy Credits

Just like Part 1, we see giant letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' moving towards the screen (minus the shattering glass). When they reach the screen, they explode and reveal letters proclaiming 'Part 2.' See more »

Alternate Versions

The following scenes were cut from the film in order to avoid an "X" rating from the MPAA:
  • A close-up shot Jeff and Sandra being double-impaled while having sex on the bed.
  • A close up shot of Crazy Ralph and the wire cutting.
  • A scene at the very end where we are shown the inside Jason's shack and see Pamela's face. While there, her eyes open. It was cut by Paramount for looking too fake.
  • A facing shot of Mark's face being split by the machete.
  • Blood was trimmed from the shot of Jason driving the hammer in the cop's head.
  • The flashback footage showing Mrs. Voorhees decapitation was trimmed.
  • Bloodflow was cut from the shot of Jason driving an icepick into Alice's head.
  • Additional bloodflow was cut from the shot of Jason slicing Scott's throat.
  • Originally, sex scene between Sandra and Jeff was longer and it included full frontal nudity from actress Marta Kober but when Paramount studio discovered that she was underage the scene was deleted completely.
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In memory of Steve Dash (1944-2018)...
19 December 2018 | by justin-fencsakSee all my reviews

This film launched the career of this actor, who was the first to play Jason Voorhees. Scenes from the first film are shown before the logo appears. Then the film starts. The debut of Jason is a classic among horror fans. The hockey mask won't make its debut until the 3d sequel came out a year later.


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