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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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Taglines:

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


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ashes to Ashes See more »

Filming Locations:

USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,251,310, 30 July 1989

Gross USA:

$14,343,976

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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Did You Know?

Trivia

They fully intended for Rennie, their virtuous, good girl, to have a nude scene, thus rebuking slasher norms in which only the slutty girls show skin. They simply forgot to cast an actress who would agree to it. The director repeatedly worked on wearing Jensen Daggett down, pointing to examples of notable actresses who had done nudity without causing damage to their careers. First, he asked her to go nude, she declined. Then, maybe just topless, again, she declined. Finally, he requested that she at least take her blouse off. She still declined. See more »

Goofs

Rennie's flashbacks suggest she was attacked by a young Jason under the lake. Jason drowned in 1957, and was a grown man by the time he began killing in the events of Friday the 13th: Part 2 in 1984. Several of the films take place years apart, so this film may possibly be set in the 1990s or even later. So Rennie could either not have seen a young Jason, or she would be much older than a high school student now. 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 »

Connections

Followed by Jason X (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Strike
Written by Bob Hayman and John Powell
Performed by The Koo
Courtesy of Delta Records
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User Reviews

 
How Does a Ship Sail from Crystal Lake to the Atlantic?
19 October 2016 | by drqshadow-reviewsSee all my reviews

Another attempt to shake some life into the franchise, relocating Jason to a major city for the promise of unmitigated slaughter. Two problems: the film might have been more accurately titled Jason Takes (a cruise to) Manhattan, since he's ship-bound for all but the final half-hour, and he doesn't really concern himself with anyone apart from the vessel's survivors once he's there. This is a guy who's made a habit of ruthlessly eviscerating everyone he's ever encountered, yet now he passes harmlessly through a loaded subway car and cheerfully lifts his mask to scare a gang of punks like a haunted house denizen. Production values have taken a significant step up since Part VII, and the gore feels somewhat less censored, but it's failed by yet another repetitive, hole-laden plot and a reliably godawful set of actors.


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