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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.

Director:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Now Freddy's A Daddy, He's Killing For Two. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

According to Leslie Bohem, "I wrote a draft that was basically Alice was in a theater group, and they were doing Medea." Due to Tyler Perry we now have to pause and clarify that Bohem is not referring to Madea, a story about a black man playing a fiery old black grandma, but instead most likely the ancient Greek tragic play Medea, about a woman who takes revenge on a husband for stepping out on her. Now, back to Bohem's quote, "It was very, very weird. There was a play, and then there were the dreams. I finished, and they went, 'Yeaaaah, we have this other idea. 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

Amanda Krueger: Your birth was a curse on the whole of humanity.
[Freddy hisses]
Amanda Krueger: I will not allow it to happen again. You brought me back to give you life, but now I must take yours.
Freddy Krueger: We'll see, bitch. We'll just see.
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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

Follows A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

HEAVEN IN THE BACK SEAT
Performed by Romeo's Daughter
Written by Robert John Lange (as R.J. Lange) and C. Joiner
Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lang
1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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Special-Effects Great; Story Stinks
9 April 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Some of the best, if not the best, special effects in the seven-part "Nightmare On Elm Street" series were featured in this movie. They are good and they are clever.

The teens in here are still annoying and profane but not to the degree they are in most of the "Freddy" films. There are some real "hotties" in here, too. The ridiculous part is that all these "teens" look about 25 years old (which they probably are). Robert Englund (Freddy) has some funny lines, as he did in a most of these movies and the movie is well-photographed.

My problem with the story, and almost of them actually, is the theology which has always been so stupid, but I tolerated it through all of the films. But here, to a show a book in the beginning of the film that says "Christian Mythology," is a real cheap shot and going too far. This pagan propaganda was heavy in this film, which is really only worthwhile for the inventive special-effects.


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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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