Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985)

R | 92 mins | Horror | 22 March 1985

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HISTORY

       The 27 Jun 1984 HR announced that the fifth film in the Friday the 13th series was being written.
       Filming was completed in Jan 1985, and a 22 Mar 1985 release was scheduled, according to the 15 Feb 1985 LAT.
       The Jun 1985 Box reported box office totals of $8 million from the first weekend of release in 1,759 theaters, with an additional $4 million from the second weekend, and $2.5 million from the third weekend. The 1 Aug 1989 HR reported that Friday the 13th: A New Beginning earned a total of $21.9 million during the film’s domestic release.
       At the time of this entry, the Friday the 13th franchise included ten films and sequels released between 1980--2002. A 2003 collaboration with the A Nightmare On Elm Street series resulted in Freddy vs. Jason, and a remake of the original film, Friday the 13th, was released in 2009. Additionally, several novels and comic books were inspired by the film series.
      End credits include the following acknowledgements: "Special thanks to Converse Shoes and Nike ... More Less

       The 27 Jun 1984 HR announced that the fifth film in the Friday the 13th series was being written.
       Filming was completed in Jan 1985, and a 22 Mar 1985 release was scheduled, according to the 15 Feb 1985 LAT.
       The Jun 1985 Box reported box office totals of $8 million from the first weekend of release in 1,759 theaters, with an additional $4 million from the second weekend, and $2.5 million from the third weekend. The 1 Aug 1989 HR reported that Friday the 13th: A New Beginning earned a total of $21.9 million during the film’s domestic release.
       At the time of this entry, the Friday the 13th franchise included ten films and sequels released between 1980--2002. A 2003 collaboration with the A Nightmare On Elm Street series resulted in Freddy vs. Jason, and a remake of the original film, Friday the 13th, was released in 2009. Additionally, several novels and comic books were inspired by the film series.
      End credits include the following acknowledgements: "Special thanks to Converse Shoes and Nike Shoes."
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
Jun 1985.
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Hollywood Reporter
27 Jun 1984.
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Hollywood Reporter
22 Mar 1985
p. 3, 54.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Aug 1989.
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Los Angeles Times
15 Feb 1985.
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Los Angeles Times
25 Mar 1985
p. 6.
New York Times
23 Mar 1985
p. 11.
Variety
27 Mar 1985
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
Paramount Pictures presents
Paramount: A Gulf + Western Company
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
1st asst dir
2d asst dir
2d 2d asst dir
Addl 2d asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam/Stedicam op
Gaffer
Key/Dolly grip
1st asst cam
2d asst cam
Still photog
Elec best boy
Best boy grip
Company grip
Company grip
Company grip
Company elec
Company elec
Company elec
ART DIRECTOR
Prod des
FILM EDITORS
Asst ed
Asst ed
Negative cutting by
SET DECORATORS
Prop master
Const coord
Set dresser
Set dresser
Scenic artist
Scenic artist
COSTUMES
Ward des by
Ward supv
Ward asst
Ward asst
MUSIC
Mus ed
SOUND
Prod mixer
Cable person
Sd eff ed
Sd eff ed
Sd eff ed
Re-rec mixer/Dial
Re-rec mixer/Eff
Re-rec mixer/Mus
ADR mixer
Prod sd services provided by
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Spec eff coord
Spec eff unit, Reel EFX, Inc.
Spec eff unit, Reel EFX, Inc.
Spec eff unit, Reel EFX, Inc.
Spec eff unit, Reel EFX, Inc.
Spec eff unit, Reel EFX, Inc.
Spec eff unit, Reel EFX, Inc.
Title des by
Opticals by
MAKEUP
Spec makeup eff
Hairstylist
Spec makeup eff
Spec makeup eff
Spec makeup eff
Spec makeup eff
Spec makeup eff
Spec makeup eff
Spec makeup eff
PRODUCTION MISC
Casting
Casting
Scr supv
Loc mgr
Prod coord
Prod coord
Prod accountant
Asst to Mr. Mancuso
Asst accountant
Prod secy
Asst to Mr. Steinmann
Casting asst
Craft service
Studio teacher
First aid
Transportation coord
Transportation capt
Transportation co-capt
Grip/Elec driver
Driver/Op
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Driver
Prod asst
Prod asst
Animals provided by
Animals provided by
STAND INS
Stunt coord
Roy stunt double
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stunts performed by
Stand-in
Stand-in
Stand-in
COLOR PERSONNEL
Col by
SOURCES
SONGS
"The Drowning - Part 1," written by Daniele Amfitheatrof
"His Eyes," written by B. Canham & T. Lugton, performed by Pseudo Echo.
DETAILS
Series:
Alternate Titles:
Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning
Friday the 13th -- A New Beginning
Release Date:
22 March 1985
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles and New York openings: 22 March 1985
Production Date:
ended January 1985
Copyright Claimant:
Terror, Inc.
Copyright Date:
17 April 1985
Copyright Number:
PA246863
Physical Properties:
Sound
Lenses
Cameras provided by Otto Nemenz International, Inc.
Duration(in mins):
92
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
27734
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On a stormy night, two men dig up the grave of serial killer Jason Voorhees as twelve-year-old Tommy Jarvis watches from the bushes. When they uncover the body, Jason, wearing a hockey mask, comes to life and stabs both men to death. As Jason prepares to stab the terrified boy, Tommy, now a young man, awakens from his nightmare, while being transferred from “Unger Institute of Mental Health” to the “Pinehurst Youth Development Center,” a half-way house for troubled teens. Pinehurst assistant director, Pam Roberts, and doctor Matthew “Matt” Letter welcome him. After meeting the stoic Tommy, Dr. Matt discusses the young man’s file with Pam, and highlights the severe trauma he suffered at age twelve, after he murdered Jason in self-defense. As he unpacks, Tommy shows his monster mask collection to Reggie, the young grandson of Pinehurst’s cook, George. Later, a foul-mouthed townswoman named Ethel arrives to complain about two youths she caught having sex on her property. Later, as troubled teen Victor Faden is chopping wood at Pinehurst, a simple-minded peer named Joey repeatedly annoys him. Victor snaps, and murders Joey with in axe in front of the other youths. Police arrive, including an officer named Roy, and arrest Victor for the homicide, as Tommy stares silently at the bloody corpse. One night, two local boys, Pete and Vinnie, are stranded on a country road when their car breaks down. When Pete walks into the woods, Vinnie is murdered by an unseen killer. Upon returning to his car, Pete’s throat is slashed. Elsewhere, Tommy awakens from a nightmare, and then has visions of Jason wielding ... +


On a stormy night, two men dig up the grave of serial killer Jason Voorhees as twelve-year-old Tommy Jarvis watches from the bushes. When they uncover the body, Jason, wearing a hockey mask, comes to life and stabs both men to death. As Jason prepares to stab the terrified boy, Tommy, now a young man, awakens from his nightmare, while being transferred from “Unger Institute of Mental Health” to the “Pinehurst Youth Development Center,” a half-way house for troubled teens. Pinehurst assistant director, Pam Roberts, and doctor Matthew “Matt” Letter welcome him. After meeting the stoic Tommy, Dr. Matt discusses the young man’s file with Pam, and highlights the severe trauma he suffered at age twelve, after he murdered Jason in self-defense. As he unpacks, Tommy shows his monster mask collection to Reggie, the young grandson of Pinehurst’s cook, George. Later, a foul-mouthed townswoman named Ethel arrives to complain about two youths she caught having sex on her property. Later, as troubled teen Victor Faden is chopping wood at Pinehurst, a simple-minded peer named Joey repeatedly annoys him. Victor snaps, and murders Joey with in axe in front of the other youths. Police arrive, including an officer named Roy, and arrest Victor for the homicide, as Tommy stares silently at the bloody corpse. One night, two local boys, Pete and Vinnie, are stranded on a country road when their car breaks down. When Pete walks into the woods, Vinnie is murdered by an unseen killer. Upon returning to his car, Pete’s throat is slashed. Elsewhere, Tommy awakens from a nightmare, and then has visions of Jason wielding an axe. Later, at breakfast, a youth named Eddie jumps out at Tommy while wearing a mask, prompting Tommy to fight him, before Matt intercedes. Meanwhile, a hungry vagrant asks Ethel and her son, Junior, if he can work on their land to earn some food. Ethel tasks the man to clean her chicken coop. Elsewhere, Lana, a local waitress, and her boyfriend, Billy, are the next murder victims. The police blame Jason for the killings, even though he is thought to be deceased. Eddie and Tina later return to Ethel’s property to smoke marijuana and have sex. As the vagrant watches from the bushes, he is stabbed, and Eddie and Tina are also slain. Later, Pam drives Reggie to a trailer park in town to visit his brother, Demon, and she invites Tommy to ride along. When Ethel’s son, Junior, arrives and harasses Tommy at the trailer park, Tommy beats the man before Pam can stop him. After Pam, Reggie, and Tommy leave, Demon and his girlfriend, Anita, are killed. Back at Pinehurst, Pam learns that Matt and George have gone missing after leaving to search for Eddie and Tina. When Tommy also disappears, Pam drives alone to search for them. Elsewhere, Junior returns home to tell his mother, Ethel, that Tommy beat him, and the killer chops off Junior’s head. Ethel is next to be murdered in her kitchen. As Pam searches for her missing friends, her truck breaks down, and she walks back alone. Pinehurst youths, Jake, Robin, and Violet are murdered in their bedrooms, and Reggie later finds their bodies in Tommy’s room. The masked killer pursues Reggie, but Pam returns and flees into the woods with the boy. When she and Reggie become separated during the rainy night, Pam stumbles upon the dead bodies of Matt and Reggie’s grandfather, George. As the killer descends upon Pam, Reggie runs him over with a bulldozer. Believing him to be dead, they hover over his body, but he revives and chases Pam and Reggie into a barn. There, Pam attacks the killer with a chainsaw, but it soon stalls. Tommy arrives to rescue Pam and faces off with the killer, begging “Jason” to spare him. However, the masked man slashes him. Tommy stabs the man with his pocketknife before Pam pulls him to safety in the barn loft, and Tommy falls unconscious from his stab wounds. As Pam is about to be overpowered, Tommy awakens, and pushes the killer to his death. Behind the mask, the killer is revealed to be police officer Roy, who was the secret father of Joey, the boy murdered by Victor. Roy pretended to be Jason so he could enact the revenge killings. While recovering in the hospital, Tommy has a nightmare in which he murders Pam, and awakens in a cold sweat. After experiencing another vision of Jason, Tommy removes Jason’s mask from a drawer. When Pam hears window glass breaking, she enters Tommy’s hospital room, and he appears in the dark behind her, with a knife, ready to strike. +

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