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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger - who stalks his victims in their dreams - learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

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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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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$44,793,200 (USA)
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Even though the film was rated M15+ in other states of Australia, it was banned in Queensland until the Queensland Film Board of Review was abolished in 1990 by then Premier Wayne Goss. See more »

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In the beginning, Kristen is shown pulling out a whole spoonful filled of coffee out of the coffee jar, however, in the very next scene before she puts it in her mouth, you can see that there's nothing on the spoon. See more »

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Nurse: [to Doctor Gordon and Doctor Simms] Suicide attempt. They just brought her down from County General.
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Nurse: Kristen Parker. She was fine until we tried to sedate her!
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Dream Warriors
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My Favorite Sequel
30 March 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

When the teenager Kristen Parker (Patricia Arquette) has nightmares with Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund), he cuts her wrist and her mother Elaine Parker (Brooke Bundy) believes her daughter wants to commit suicide. Elaine interns Kristen in an institution for therapy with teenagers with dream disorder, where she meets other youngsters having trouble with Freddy Krueger under the treatment of Dr. Elizabeth Simms (Priscilla Pointer) and Dr. Neil Gordon (Craig Wasson). When the intern of dream therapy Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) arrives in the hospital, she discovers that Kristen has the ability to draw other people to her dreams, and she convinces Dr. Gordon that Freddy Kruger does exist and needs to be destroyed. Nancy uses Kristen and the other teenagers together in a group session to join forces against and destroy Freddy Krueger in their common nightmare. Meanwhile Dr. Gordon meets Sister Mary Helena (Nan Martin) that tells him who is Freddy Krueger and how to destroy the evil character forever.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors" is my favorite sequel of Freddy Krueger's franchise. Written by Wes Craven and with the return of Nancy Thompson, the story explains how the evil Freddy Krueger was generated. This movie is also the debut of the gorgeous Patricia Arquette and Jennifer Rubin. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "A Hora do Pesadelo 3: Os Guerreiros dos Sonhos" ("The Hour of the Nightmare 3: The Warriors of the Dreams")


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