Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

Year:
Duration:
92 min
Genres:
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
IMDB rate:
4.6
Director:
Danny Steinmann
Awards:
2 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1985-03-22
Filming Locations: California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $2,200,000
Opening Weekend: $8,032,883 (USA) (24 March 1985)
Gross: $20,674,880 (USA) (21 April 1985)
Cast
Actor
Character
Deborah Voorhees
Deborah Voorhees
Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
Anthony Barrile
Vinnie
Suzanne Bateman
Nurse Yates
Dominick Brascia
Joey
Todd Bryant
Neil
Curtis Conaway
Les
Juliette Cummins
Robin
Bob DeSimone
Billy
John Robert Dixon
Eddie
Corey Feldman
Tommy at 12
Jere Fields
Anita
Tiffany Helm
Violet
Melanie Kinnaman
Pam
Richard Lineback
Deputy Dodd
Carol Locatell
Ethel
Ric Mancini
Mayor Cobb
Miguel A. Núñez Jr.
Demon
Corey Parker
Pete
Jerry Pavlon
Jake
Shavar Ross
Reggie
Rebecca Wood
Lana
John Shepherd
Tommy
Sonny Shields
Raymond
Eddie Matthews
Second Deputy (as Ed Shinstine)
Ron Sloan
Junior
Marco St. John
Sheriff Tucker
Caskey Swaim
Duke
Mark Venturini
Victor
Vernon Washington
George
Chuck Wells
Third Deputy
Dick Wieand
Roy
Richard Young
Matt
Kimberly Beck
Trish Jarvis
Tom Morga
Jason Voorhees
Did you know?
Trivia
Corey Feldman's scenes were shot in the backyard of his house.
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Mark Venturini was considered for the role of Tommy.
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The film was originally written to have Corey Feldman as the star, reprising the role of Tommy Jarvis. However, he was already working on The Goonies (1985), therefore the script was rewritten to have Feldman's appearance limited to a cameo.
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Goofs
When Tommy is at Jason's grave, a white reflector screen is clearly reflected into his glasses.
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Just before Junior is killed, the level of the stew Ethel is making changes from shot to shot.
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When Demon is in the outhouse, the pull-cord hanging above his right shoulder disappears in some shots.
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Quotes
Sheriff Cal Tucker: Morning, Ethel. My, don't you look lovely today.
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Sheriff Cal Tucker: [talking to himself] What the hell's going on here?
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Lana: Hmm, Lana. Lana...
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Faq
Q
How does the movie end?
A
Pam (Melanie Kinnaman) and Reggie (Shavar Ross) run into the barn, but Jason follows. Reggie hides, while Pam fends off Jason with a chainsaw, but it dies on her. Suddenly, Tommy appears in the barn door. He diverts Jason's attention by pleading with him to stop, but Jason slashes him across the stomach with his machete. Just as Jason is about to plunge the machete into his guts, Tommy plunges a pocketknife into Jason's groin. He then climbs up the ladder into the loft where he collapses. Jason climbs into the loft and, ignoring Tommy's unmoving body, looks around for Pam and Reggie. Pam fends him off with a long pole, and Reggie pushes him out of the open loft door. They peek out the door and are surprised to see Jason grab Reggie's leg. He and Pam engage in a pulling contest, Jason attempting to pull Reggie out of the door and Pam trying to pull him back in. Tommy, having just come back to consciousness, grabs the machete and chops at Jason's arm, causing him to fall to the ground below where he becomes impaled on a bed of spikes. During the fall, Jason's mask is knocked off, revealing him to be Roy Burns (Tom Morga), the paramedic. Later at the hospital, Sheriff Tucker (Marco St. John) explains to Pam that Joey (Dominick Brascia), the retarded boy that Vic (Mark Venturini) murdered with the axe, was actually Roy's son and surmises that something snapped in Roy, causing him to assume the identity of Jason Voorhees and go on a killing spree. Tommy is then shown having a nightmare in which he awakens in his hospital bed and stabs Pam when she stops in to check on him. He then has a vision of Jason standing at the foot of his bed. In the final scene, Tommy awakens, gets out of bed, opens a drawer, and takes out a hockey mask. Pam comes to check on him and finds the window broken and Tommy, wearing the hockey mask, standing behind her and wielding a butcher knife.
Q
What did the ending mean?
A
The ending could be interpreted as either Tommy being supernaturally possessed by Jason or just driven insane by all that has happened. Either way he seems destined to become the new killer in the new beginning of the series.
Q
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Friday the 13th: A New Beginning can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Deborah Voorhees