Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985)

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Tommy Jarvis is now all grown up, but still trying to cope with his past. After successfully murdering masked maniac, Jason Voorhees, Tommy is now seeking rehabilitation after spending years in a mental hospital due to the trauma he experienced as a child. Now, Tommy is moving into a half-way house, but Jason still haunts him in both hallucinations and nightmares. It doesn’t take long before patients begin to get murdered, and that’s when Tommy begins to question whether Jason has come back from the dead. In order to figure out the mystery, and determine the identity of the killer, Tommy will first have to survive the night.


Directed by:  Danny Steinmann

Produced by: Frank Mancuso Jr., Timothy Silver

Written by:  Martin Kitrosser, David Cohen

Music by: Harry Manfredini

Director of Photography/Cinematography: Stephen L. Posey

Special FX / Makeup: Larry S. Carr

Edited by: Bruce Green

Distributed by: Paramount Pictures

Release date:  March 22, 1985

Running time: 92 minutes

Country:  United States

Budget:  $2.2 million

Box office:  $21.9 million




  • John Shepard (Tommy Jarvis)
  • Melanie Kinnaman (Pam)
  • Tom Morga (“Jason”)
  • Shavar Ross (Reggie)
  • Deborah (Debisue) Voorhees (Tina)
  • Tiffany Helm (Violet)
  • Jerry Pavlon (Jake)
  • Carol Locatell (Ethel)
  • Ron Sloan (Jr.)
  • Miguel A. Nunez Jr. (Demon)
  • Richard Lineback (Deputy Dodd)
  • John Robert Dixon (Eddie)
  • Dominick Bascia (Joey)
  • Juliette Cummins (Robin)
  • Bob DeSimone (Billy)
  • Rebecca Wood-Sharkey (Lana)
  • Marco St. John (Sheriff Tucker)
  • Dick Weiand (Roy)



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