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Friday the 13th, Part V: A New Beginning Details


The murderous spirit of Jason Vorhees lives on in this horror sequel, although the plot hinges on the mystery of whether the killer's body actually survives. Opening with a nightmare prologue in which Corey Feldman reprises his role as Tommy Jarvis, the boy who killed Jason in the previous installment, the film jumps forward several years to when a teenaged Tommy (John Shepherd), haunted by visions of Jason returning to life, moves into a group home for mentally disturbed kids. Almost as soon as he arrives, Tommy witnesses the death of Joey (Dominick Brascia), an overweight, annoying boy who is hacked to death by psychopathic patient Vic (Mark Venturini). Although Vic ends up safely behind bars, other bodies begin to turn up -- more than 20 by the end of the film. Tommy's own violent streak, displayed when he lashes out at a fellow resident, makes him a suspect; he even doubts his own sanity. But as the bloodshed continues, Tommy finds himself allied with Reggie (Shavar Ross), the grandson of one of the home's employees, in a desperate bid to survive the carnage and find out who the killer behind the hockey mask really is. The producers of the Shavar Ross series actually planned to end it with Shavar Ross, but the box-office success of that film paved the way for the series to continue. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi


John Shepard
as Tommy Jarvis
Melanie Kinnaman
as Pam
Shavar Ross
as Reggie
Richard Young
as Matt Peters
Carol Locatell
as Ethel Hubbard
Marco St. John
as Sheriff Cal Tucker
Juliette Cummins
as Robin
Vernon Washington
as George
Tiffany Helm
as Violet
John Dixon
as Eddie
Ron Sloan
as Junior
Miguel A. Nuñez Jr.
as Demon
Jere Fields
as Anita
Corey Parker
as Pete
Chuck Wells
as Third Deputy
Mark Venturini
as Victor
Curtis Conaway
as Les
Richard Lineback
as Deputy Dodd
Anthony Barrile
as Vinnie
Corey Feldman
as Tommy at 12
Suzanne Bateman
as Nurse Yates/Receptionist
Ric Mancini
as Mayor Cobb
Rebecca Wood-Sharkey
as Lana
Todd Bryant
as Neil
Dick Wieand
as Roy
Caskey Swaim
as Duke
Jerry Pavlon
as Jake
Sonny Shields
as Raymond


Danny Steinmann
Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Danny Steinmann
Martin Kitrosser
David M. Cohen
David M. Cohen
Screen Story
Harry Manfredini
Composer (Music Score)
Bruce Green
Robert Howland
Production Designer
Frank Mancuso, Jr.
Executive Producer
Pamela B. Warner
Set Designer
Louis Lazara
Special Effects
Martin Becker