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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (original title)
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The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

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Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Wes Craven (characters), John Skipp (story) | 3 more credits »
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Lisa Wilcox ... Alice
Kelly Jo Minter ... Yvonne
Danny Hassel Danny Hassel ... Dan
Erika Anderson ... Greta
Nicholas Mele ... Dennis Johnson (as Nick Mele)
Joe Seely Joe Seely ... Mark
Valorie Armstrong Valorie Armstrong ... Mrs. Jordan
Burr DeBenning ... Mr. Jordan
Clarence Felder ... Mr. Gray
Michael Ashton Michael Ashton ... Gurney Orderly
Beatrice Boepple Beatrice Boepple ... Amanda Krueger
Matt Borlenghi ... Jock
Noble Craig ... Merging Freddy
E.R. Davies E.R. Davies ... Delivery Doctor
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Storyline

Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son? Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Freddy delivers. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Nightmare On Elm Street

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,115,176, 13 August 1989

Gross USA:

$22,168,359

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,168,359
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Executive Producer Sara Risher's original pitch to New Line Cinema for A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987), was for Freddy to have a baby. Risher states, "I went in, one of the executives was pregnant at the time, and I said, 'Picture Freddy clawing his way out of the womb.' No one liked my idea. So then I got a call for Nightmare 5, and when they came to me they said, 'Remember when you wanted Freddy to have a baby? Well, we like that idea now. What if Alice was the mom?'" See more »

Goofs

(at around 39 mins) When Greta falls asleep during the diner party, some of the guests change what they have in their hands between different shots. See more »

Quotes

Mark Gray: [as The Phantom Prowler] Time to die, you scar-faced limp-dick.
[fires a bunch of times until Freddy changes]
Super Freddy: Faster than a bastard maniac! More powerful than a loco-madman! It's... Super Freddy!
[changes back to normal, turns Mark into paper and slashes him]
Freddy Krueger: Told you comic books was bad for ya!
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, Lisa Wilcox's (Alice) name is omitted, possibly due an oversight with the end credits being listed alphabetically and the fact that her last name would have put her last on the list. See more »

Alternate Versions

4 min were cut by censors from the Swedish VHS release. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

BRING YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE SLAUGHTER
Performed by Bruce Dickinson
Written by Bruce Dickinson
Produced by Chris Bangarides for Zomba Recording Svcs.
1989 Zomba Records LTD
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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children can do anything...
19 April 2006 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

Obviously, they wanted to have Freddy come back yet again. This time, he murders people through the dreams of an unborn baby. You read that right: AN UNBORN BABY! I never knew that unborn babies can dream, but apparently they can. As for the murders themselves...well, let's just say that the doll scene was something else! I would imagine that Robert Englund is probably proud to be remembered as that claw-handed slasher. Granted "A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child" isn't exactly the most creative movie ever, but it's still neat for what it is. Needless to say, there are some silly one-liners. And yet, there were even sequels after this one...


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