Friday the 13th Part 2
The body count continues...
( Horror / Mystery )

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MPAA Rating:

US Runtime: 87 min

Premiere Date:
May 01, 1981   [USA]
Director: Steve Miner
Writer: Ron Kurz
Producers: Lisa Barsamian   [Executive Producer]
Tom Gruenberg   [Executive Producer]
Frank Mancuso Jr.   [Associate Producer]
Steve Miner   [Producer]
Dennis Murphy   [Co-Producer]
Music by Harry Manfredini
Production Companys: Georgetown Productions Inc.
Greengrass Productions
Paramount Pictures


Amy Steel
Ginny Field
John Furey
Paul Holt
Adrienne King
Kirsten Baker
Stuart Charno
Warrington Gillette
Jason Voorhees
Walt Gorney
Crazy Ralph
Marta Kober
Sandra Dier
Tom McBride
Bill Randolph
Lauren-Marie Taylor
Betsy Palmer
Mrs. Pamela Voorhees
Cliff Cudney
Jack Marks
The Cop
Jerry Wallace
The Prowler
David Brand
Extra Counselor
China Chen
Extra Counselor
Carolyn Louden
Extra Counselor
Jaime Perry
Extra Counselor
Tom Shea
Extra Counselor
Jill Voight
Extra Counselor
Rex Everhart
Enos the Truck Driver (uncredited)


Tom Anderson
Randall Badger
location scout
Jim Canatta
panaglide assistant
Jeffrey Delman
production assistant
Ann Edgeworth
production assistant
Philip Holahan
first assistant camera
Miguel Jimenez
Jay Keuper
first assistant editor
Martin Kitrosser
script supervisor
Bill Klayer
John Newby
best boy
John Oshima
production assistant
Eric Van Haren Noman
panaglide operator

Special Effects:

Ross-Gaffney Inc.

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


Tech Info:

Color Info:
Color (DeLuxe)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1
Cinematographic Process:


  • The odd, abrupt ending in which Paul apparently disappears was not originally scripted, but was a result of actor John Furey quitting the production before his concluding scenes were filmed (in the following sequel it is made clear that Ginny was the sole survivor).
  • The killer in this film is dressed to look exactly the same as the killer from The Town That Dreaded Sundown.
  • This film has one of the longest pre-credit sequences in cinematic history, nearly 15 minutes in some versions.
  • A shot of the infamous double-impalement was cut to avoid an "X" rating, yet a still of this censored shot appears on the back of the videocassette box.

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