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Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th 1980
You’ll wish it were only a nightmare.
Directed By Sean S. Cunningham
Written By Victor Miller
Cast Betsy Palmer, Kevin Bacon, Adrienne King, Ari Lehman
Produced By Sean S. Cunningham
Film Editing By Bill Freda
Cinematography By Barry Abrams
Music By Harry Manfredini
Studio

Georgetown Productions Inc., Sean S. Cunningham Films

Country

United States

Language

English

Release Date

May 9, 1980

Runtime

95 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros.

Budget $550,000
Gross $59,754,601


Plot

A long time ago at a nearby summer camp, a young boy drowned under the neglected watch of the counslers, a year later two counslers were brutally murdered. Now, years later the local residents have not recovered  from the incident warn a group of youngsters of a so-called Death Curse. As the teens begin to open up the camp they are stalked by a vicious killer who is determine to keep the camp closed for good.

Cast

  • Betsy Palmer as Pamela Voorhees
  • Adrienne King as Alice Hardy
  • Jeannine Taylor as Marcie Cunningham
  • Kevin Bacon as Jack Burrel
  • Robbi Morgan as Annie
  • Harry Crosby as Bill
  • Laurie Bartram as Brenda
  • Mark Nelson as Ned Rubinstein
  • Peter Brouwer as Steve Christy
  • Ronn Carroll as Sgt. Tierney
  • Ron Millkie as Officer Dorf
  • Walt Gorney as Crazy Ralph
  • Ari Lehman as Jason Voorhees

Production

Reception

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