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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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Trivia

Sally Kellerman was originally in the script, as the guest on the Dick Cavett show scene when Jennifer dies. See more »

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(at around 2 mins) During the opening titles, while Kristen is making the model of the Elm Street house, the color of her pajamas changes between shots. See more »

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Max: [walks in the TV room] Girl, what are you doing?
Jennifer Caulfield: Watching TV.
Max: I can see that. Why don't you read a book? You watch too much damn TV.
Jennifer Caulfield: Research.
Max: [sarcastically] Oh, right. You're gonna be a TV star.
Jennifer Caulfield: Wait and see.
Max: [about to turn off the TV] Well, if Simms catches you up here after lights out she is gonna chew my ass...
Jennifer Caulfield: [interrupting Max] I gotta stay up, Max!
Max: Jennifer.
Jennifer Caulfield: Just tonight, please? I can't handle the nightmare. Not after Phillip. Not tonight.
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A text before the opening credits starts reads as follows: "Sleep. Those little slices of Death. How I loathe them" -Edgar Allan Poe- See more »


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Another bunch of kids try to stop Freddy.

Nightmare on Elm Street 3 (1987) was the third film in the Freddy Krueger series. This time around a hospital ward full of disturbed teenagers are the latest target for Freddy Krueger. Thanks in large part because the kids can't stop dreaming about the world's most famous serial killer/ child molester turned supernatural monster. Everyone should know by now that he likes to feed off the fear of the wee ones. Now with more people to add to his collection, Freddy decides to play ten little indians with the lot of them. That is until his old nemesis Nancy comes back into town to help the kids fight him off and end the nightmare. Will Nancy and the kids be able to defeat Freddy for good? Find out because this one's too good to pass up.

Not as complex as the last film but highly entertaining. This is the film that has Freddy morphing into his one-liner spewing act that has made him insanely popular. Fun stuff.

Highly recommended.


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