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Friday the 13th: The Series 

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Two young antique store owners must recover cursed antiques.
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1990   1989   1988   1987  
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 4 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Louise Robey Louise Robey ...  Micki Foster 70 episodes, 1987-1990
Chris Wiggins Chris Wiggins ...  Jack Marshak 65 episodes, 1987-1990
John D. LeMay ...  Ryan Dallion 54 episodes, 1987-1989
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An old antique dealer made a pact with the Devil to sell cursed antiques. When he dies, his store is inherited by his niece Micki and her cousin Ryan. With the help of Jack Marshak, they fight to retrieve the antiques from the people who bought them to stop them from causing harm. Written by Paul Sasse <Loomis@student.centre.edu>

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Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 13th Hour See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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(72 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Controversial when it first aired for the level of violence in the series, which pushed the envelope for the time and shocked some viewers. Crusaders campaigned against it, some mistakenly believing it was an extension of the movie series. Two other syndicated series of the period, "Freddy's Nightmares (1988)" and "War of the Worlds (1988)" were also criticized for violence. In the long run, sex and violence on mainstream and cable TV caught up and outran them, and in retrospect these once-controversial shows now seem tame and restrained. See more »

Goofs

Although no geographical location is ever given during the run of the series, it was clearly meant to be set in the US, with such things as American currency being used in any scene that involved money, and in one episode, a character saying something about being "in America." Even so, there were often things shown in scenes that clearly identified the location as Toronto, where the show was filmed, or Canada in general. Well known Canadian landmarks such as Casa Loma and part of the Toronto skyline, showing the recognizable Royal York hotel were seen, a train boxcar is shown with the word Canada written across its length in large letters, and vehicles also had Ontario license plates. While most outdoor scenes were kept non-descript, there were several scenes throughout the run of the series where the trio was driving along Yonge Street in Downtown Toronto, which is one of the most recognizable areas of Toronto. Americans who had never been to Toronto would likely recognize the area, just as Canadians recognize well known areas of New York and LA seen in TV shows, even if they have never been there before. These are just a few examples, but there are others as well. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Lewis: [to Jack] I'll send you straight to hell!
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Terrific sci-fi horror stories with a campy feel
28 August 1999 | by stills-6See all my reviews

Terrific sci-fi horror stories with a campy feel. Some of the episodes are too earnest, but overall a great series. It had the "X-files" feel to it before "X" appeared (some of the plot lines from "X" are directly ripped off from this show and even the theme music is eerily similar).

Especially, if you can, watch the final episodes in which John D. LeMay appears - after he left the show kind of went downhill.


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