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Friday the 13th (1980)

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A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp where, years before, it was the site of a child's drowning and a grisly double murder.

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Sean S. Cunningham

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Victor Miller
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Betsy Palmer ... Mrs. Voorhees
Adrienne King ... Alice
Jeannine Taylor ... Marcie
Robbi Morgan ... Annie
Kevin Bacon ... Jack
Harry Crosby ... Bill
Laurie Bartram ... Brenda
Mark Nelson ... Ned
Peter Brouwer ... Steve Christy
Rex Everhart ... The Truck Driver
Ronn Carroll ... Sgt. Tierney
Ron Millkie ... Officer Dorf
Walt Gorney ... Crazy Ralph
Willie Adams ... Barry
Debra S. Hayes ... Claudette
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Storyline

One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately, someone isn't happy about what's going on in the camp and enjoys playing Kill the Counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe. Written by FilmFanUK

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Taglines:

On Friday The 13th, They Began To Die Horribly, One......By One (UK - Theatrical Tagline) See more »


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R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Long Night at Camp Blood See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$550,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,816,321, 11 May 1980

Gross USA:

$39,754,601

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,754,601
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Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Camp Crystal Lake was established in 1935. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 8 mins) When Alice wakes up on the couch, she is wearing white socks. When she walks into the kitchen to make the coffee, her feet have a dark color (either dark socks or shoes). See more »

Quotes

Alice: Who are you?
Mrs. Voorhees: Why I'm... I'm Mrs. Voorhees, an old friend of the Christys'.
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Crazy Credits

We see giant letters proclaiming 'Friday the 13th' moving towards the screen and crashing into and smashing a pane of glass. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original Region-1 DVD features the full uncut death of Annie, but also has an even shorter version of Pamela Voorhees's death than in previous R-rated prints. It is neither an uncut nor R-rated version. However, the Friday the 13th: From Crystal Lake to Manhattan boxed set, released in 2004, contains the full theatrical cut of Pamela Voorhees's death and the R-rated cut of Annie's death. In 2009, a region-1 DVD of the fully uncut version was released. See more »

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One of the Classic Horror Films.
23 September 2001 | by movies2uSee all my reviews

Friday the 13th sets off when teenage camp counselers travel to Camp Crystal Lake, which is known as Camp Blood. The reason for its name is that many camp counselers have been murdered there over the years. Many of the townspeople believe it is the ghost of a boy named Jason who drowned in the lake years before while the camp counselers had no idea he was drowning. Ever since then camp counselers have been getting slaughtered, so that is why it got the name "Camp Blood". When all the counselers arrive a week before the camp is open, they are there to fix the camp up. But then a terrible storm hits and the counselers are getting killed left and right. Who will survive the night at Camp Blood?

The movie itself is scary and enjoyable yet full of terror. Also, I was surprised to see Kevin Bacon in this film, and he did a great job! Friday the 1th is a classic. I give it a 10 out of 10!!!!


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