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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
 
Writers: Victor Miller
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
Betsy Palmer
Mrs. Pamela Voorhees
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:

Budget:
$700,000 (USA)
Camera:
Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Color Info:
Color
Laboratory:
DeLuxe
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Cinematographic Process:
Spherical

Quotes:

  • Pamela Voorhees: You know a boy drowned the year before those two others were killed? The counsellors weren't paying any attention...They were making love while that poor boy drowned. His name was Jason.
     
  • [While Playing Strip Monopoly]
    Bill: Baltic Avenue.
    Alice: No one ever lands on Baltic Avenue.
    Bill: I think it's a pretty color. I'll buy it.
    [Bill rolls and lands on Baltic Avenue]
    Bill: Ha! Baltic Avenue! You owe me one boot.
    Alice: Alice draws first blood.
    Brenda: That's a terrible way to talk about my feet.
     
  • Bill: If this is a joke, I'm gonna brain em'.
     
  • Crazy Ralph: You're going to Camp Blood ain't ya? It's got a death curse.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Steve Christy is named after Steve Miner, Associate Producer for the film.
     
  • Sean S. Cunningham has been quoted as saying that the type of actors that he sought for the film were "good-looking kids who you might see in a Pepsi commercial"
     
  • Makeup designer Tom Savini thought up the idea of Jason's surprise appearance at the end of the movie.
     
  • The film has been spoofed a number of times, most notably in Saturday the 14th
     


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