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Friday the 13th
They were warned...They are doomed...And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them.
( Horror / Mystery / Thriller )


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MPAA Rating:
R

US Runtime: 90 min

Premiere Date:
May 10, 1980   [USA]
 
Director: Sean S. Cunningham
 
Writer: Sean S. Cunningham
 
Producers: Sean S. Cunningham   [Producer]
Alvin Geiler   [Executive Producer]
Steve Miner   [Associate Producer]
 
Music by Harry Manfredini
 
Cinematography: Barry Abrams
 
Edited by: Bill Freda
 
Production Companys: Georgetown Productions Inc.
Paramount Pictures
Sean S. Cunningham Films
 


Cast:

Adrienne King
Alice
Harry Crosby
Bill
Peter Brouwer
Steve Christy
Laurie Bartram
Brenda
Jeannine Taylor
Marcie
Kevin Bacon
Jack
Mark Nelson
Ned
Robbi Morgan
Annie
Rex Everhart
Enos
Ronn Carroll
Sergeant Tierney
 
Ron Millkie
Officer Dorf
Walt Gorney
Crazy Ralph
Willie Adams
Barry
Debra S. Hayes
Claudette
Dorothy Kobs
Trudy
Sally Anne Golden
Sandy
Mary Rocco
Operator
Ken L. Parker
Doctor
Ari Lehman
Jason Voorhees
Irwin Keyes
Busboy (uncredited)
 
 

Crew:

Martin Kitrosser
script supervisor
 
 

Special Effects:

Gajdecki Visual Effects (GVFX)
 
 

Filming Locations: (Now With Clickable Links To Location On Google Maps)

 

Tech Info:

Camera:
Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Color
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical
Laboratory:
DeLuxe
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1

Quotes:

  • Pamela Voorhees: Jason was my son and today is his birthday...
     
  • Ned: He neglected to mention that downtown they call this place Camp Blood.
     
  • Bill: You think you're gonna last all summer?
    Alice: I'm not sure I'll last all week.
     
  • Alice: The boy... is he dead, too?
    Tierney: Who?
    Alice: The boy. Jason.
    Tierney: Jason?
    Alice: In the lake, the one... the one who attacked me... the one who pulled me underneath the water.
    Tierney: Ma'am, we didn't find any boy.
    Alice: But... then he's still out there.
     
  • Pamela Voorhees: Why I'm... I'm Mrs. Voorhees, an old friend of the Christy's.
     

Trivia:

  • During the first few weekends of the film's release, makeup/effects artist Tom Savini would go into theaters for the last five minutes of the show to see the audience react to Jason emerging from the lake and grabbing Alice.
     
  • Estelle Parsons was originally signed on to play Mrs. Voorhees.
     
  • Steve Christy is named after Steve Miner, Associate Producer for the film.
     
  • The fake ending scene in which Alice is attacked by Jason, was shot three times. Once in September, then October and finally in November; when the temperature was 28 degrees outside.
     
  • The film has been spoofed a number of times, most notably in Saturday the 14th
     

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