A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director:

Chuck Russell

Writers:

Wes Craven (story), Bruce Wagner (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Langenkamp ... Nancy Thompson
Craig Wasson ... Neil Gordon
Patricia Arquette ... Kristen Parker
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Ken Sagoes ... Kincaid
Rodney Eastman ... Joey
Jennifer Rubin ... Taryn
Bradley Gregg ... Phillip
Ira Heiden Ira Heiden ... Will
Laurence Fishburne ... Max (as Larry Fishburne)
Penelope Sudrow ... Jennifer
John Saxon ... Lt. Thompson
Priscilla Pointer ... Dr. Elizabeth Simms
Clayton Landey ... Lorenzo
Brooke Bundy ... Elaine Parker
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Storyline

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Taglines:

If You Think You're Ready For Freddy, Think Again! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Taryns death was ranked #7 on Watchmojo.com list of the top 10 Freddy Krueger kills. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) When Kristen is observing the pig on a platter, the initial shot shows an apple stuffed into its mouth. However, when it jumps out at her, the pig's mouth is empty. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elaine Parker: Are you crazy? You'll wake up the whole neighborhood.
Kristen Parker: Hi, Mom.
Elaine Parker: Don't "hi Mom" me. What are you still doing up? It's past 1:00.
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Crazy Credits

All the grips are nicknamed "Bob", except for the last, which is a variation on the name. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some gory shots were cut from the U.S. release to earn an "R" rating rather than an "X". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Post Mortem with Mick Garris: Frank Darabont (2010) See more »

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Quiet Cool
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Performed by Jay Ferguson
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1 August 2019 | by bwilson124See all my reviews

A person could make the argument that this is the best if the 80's slasher films. I would agree! It just creepy and dark enough to have some scares. But also started introducing the comedy that would actually become too overused in later sequels. Probably the best kills in the series.


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Official Sites:

New Line Cinema

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,880,555, 1 March 1987

Gross USA:

$44,793,222

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,793,222
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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