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Freddy's Dead (1991)

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (original title)
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Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.

Director:

Rachel Talalay

Writers:

Wes Craven (characters), Rachel Talalay (story) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Lisa Zane ... Maggie Burroughs
Shon Greenblatt Shon Greenblatt ... John Doe
Lezlie Deane ... Tracy
Ricky Dean Logan ... Carlos
Breckin Meyer ... Spencer
Yaphet Kotto ... Doc
Tom Arnold ... Childless Man (as Mr. Tom Arnold)
Roseanne Barr ... Childless Woman (as Mrs. Tom Arnold)
Elinor Donahue ... Orphanage Woman
Johnny Depp ... Guy on TV (as Oprah Noodlemantra)
Cassandra Rachel Friel Cassandra Rachel Friel ... Little Maggie / Katherine Krueger
David Dunard David Dunard ... Kelly
Marilyn Rockafellow Marilyn Rockafellow ... Mrs. Burroughs
Virginia Peters Virginia Peters ... Woman in Plane
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Storyline

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Taglines:

Take Him Home in a Box! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, and for language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Nightmare On Elm Street

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 6: Freddy's Dead See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,966,525, 15 September 1991

Gross USA:

$34,872,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$34,872,033
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

On September 12, 1991, a day before the U.S. release of the movie, Los Angeles declared it Freddy Krueger Day. See more »

Goofs

The harness that picks Spencer up is visible on his chest in the close-up of him bouncing across the living room. See more »

Quotes

Freddy Krueger: [after absorbing the dead John] You forgot where you came from, kid... but I know where you're going.
[cut to a Springwood sign: "Population 7742" - it is crossed out and replaced with "7741"]
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Crazy Credits

A text that appears before the opening credits reads: "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep? To the toes he is terrified, Because the ground gives the way under him, And the dream begins..." -- Friedrich Nietzsche Then the text changes to: "Welcome to Prime Time, bitch." -- Freddy Krueger See more »

Alternate Versions

The newly-updated DVD version gives the viewer the choice to watch parts of the movie in 3-D or standard. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Me Down
Performed by Johnny Law
Written by Eric Larson and Brady Hughes
Courtesy of Metal Blade Records
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User Reviews

Best for last?
14 July 2003 | by Zalman666See all my reviews

I have to give Rachel Talalay credit for this was a decent vehicle for her to make her directorial debut since she'd been affiliated with this series for years before making this movie, but the story couldn't have been weaker. Except for using the character of Freddy, Nightmare 6 bears no major consistency with it's predecessors. We never find out what happened to Alice and her baby. Freddy is starting with a new group of teenagers who aren't relevant to the previous five movies in any way which make them as victims and characters (and, in some cases, as actors) even more forgettable than this movie. Perhaps the only thing that makes this movie watchable is that eeriness that makes Freddy fearsome. The only good thing that can be said about the sequels to this movie is that the eerie element is present in all of them, but is negligible due to overly high body counts, weak stories, and comedy. They shouldn't have used the tagline: "They save the best for last," since I didn't think Freddy's death scene in this movie was a far cry from his previous five.


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