Friday the 13th

Continuity mistake: When Annie goes over to the dog and stops to talk to it, in the first shot the dog is in the sun, yet in the next shot it is completely shaded. (00:06:50)

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Continuity mistake: The trees and scenery around and behind the truck, as we first see Ned, Bill and Marcie, changes bewteen closeups and wideshots. (00:12:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Alice runs to the beach, there is only one canoe sitting there. But when she finally gets in the canoe and pushes off, there are two. (01:23:10 - 01:25:15)

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Continuity mistake: After the sheriff gets the call over his radio, he turns on his red lights. In the next shot they are off again, and are then turned on once again. (01:00:25)

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Continuity mistake: First Bill and Alice are looking under the bed for the snake. In the next shot Alice is not the one looking under the bed, but she is kneeling behind Marcie, who now is looking under the bed with Bill. (00:25:35)

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Continuity mistake: When they see the snake in the cabin they all jumps after it under the bed in panic. But in the next shot from under the bed you see them calmly lifting the sheet on the bed to look under it. (00:25:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Steve's car won't start you see a police car pull over. The sheriff turns on its red lights and Steve goes towards it and opens the door. In the next shot you see him talking to the sheriff, but now the lights are off, it cuts again and the lights are on. (00:50:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Annie gets into the bar and asks about Camp Crystal Lake, you can see the woman behind the counter standing leaning in at the end of it. Then two cuts later she turns around, suddenly standing by the cashier. (00:07:40)

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Continuity mistake: Just before Annie jumps out of the van, the truck is turning a bend. When the truck stops and backs up, the road is straight. It's a clearly new road. Also, the trees and leaves along the ditch have changed. (00:19:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Alice runs to the lake to Bill she says "Bill, Steve wants to know if you need more paint", while holding her arm to her hip. When it cuts her arm is down. (00:16:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Ned fakes drowning he is a decent distance from the dock. When he is rescued he is much closer.

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Continuity mistake: When Alice wakes up she has white socks on. When she walks to the kitchen they are black. (01:08:00)

Continuity mistake: Crazy Ralph comes out of the pantry and Alice screams. Marcy and Ned come running into the kitchen. Ned is eating a hamburger that hasn't been cooked until the next scene.

Revealing mistake: When Ned is pretending to drown, Brenda swims out to rescue him. You can see that she and Ned stay underwater for a few seconds, until their cue to emerge. (00:23:30)

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Tierney: It's not bad enough to have Friday the 13th, we've gotta have a full moon too. We keep statistics. We have more accidents, more rapes, more robberies, more homicides, more of everything when there's a full moon. It upsets people. Makes them nuts.
Steve Christy: You're making a science out of coincidence.

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Trivia: Betsy Palmer was never originally considered for the role. Shelly Winters was the first choice, but was not interested. Betsy Palmer ultimately took the role because she needed money for a new car, as hers broke down as she was traveling back home to Connecticut from New York.

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Question: I just watched this movie for the first time and I have three questions that are really confusing me. When Alice is in the cabin and that dead girl comes through the window, (I forgot her name), how did that girl die? All I saw was blood and ropes on her so I was wondering what happened. When Mrs. Voorhees is with Alice just before she tries to kill her, we see her repeat "Kill her mommy. Kill her", so I was wondering if Jason was possessing her or not? When Jason, as a kid, comes through the water and grabs Alice in her dream, he's disfigured and burnt. How could that be if all he did was drown? If anybody can explain all my questions with great details, I would really appreciate it.

Answer: 1. She was most likely hanged. 2. Mrs. Voorhees wasn't possessed by Jason. She simply went insane when Jason drowned and wanted revenge. 3. He's not burnt, only disfigured.

Answer: Brenda was her name. And I think that she was stabbed. Or strangled. Or beaten to death. However as her murder was offscreen we will probably never know. What we do know is that she screamed before she died. Bow and arrow? (She was last seen at the archery range).

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