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

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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If you think you'll get out alive, You must be dreaming. See more »


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27 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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$44,793,200 (USA)
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Chuck Russell was making his directorial debut with Dream Warriors, but the script he and Frank Darabont delivered called for a $20 million budget to pull off the effects even though they only had $4.5 million. The result was an incredibly tense set, not a particularly ideal setting for Patricia Arquette to make her film debut. On her first day of filming, the production was already so behind they didn't get to her scenes until 4 AM by which point she had forgotten her lines! It took 52 takes of her feebly making her way through it before they simply fed her the lines via cue cards behind the camera. Arquette has stated it wasn't a pleasant experience for her, while Russell said he may have pushed her too hard. See more »

Goofs

In the TV version, in the scene where the nurse seduces Joey, the nurse has a bra on instead of being topless. However, throughout the scene you can see shoulder shots that show she has no bra straps that they used from the theatrical version. It flips between bra and no bra throughout the scene. See more »

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Roland Kincaid: [about Phillip] He wasn't strong enough, so he got wasted. That's all.
Taryn: That's all? Is that what you think?
Roland Kincaid: He couldn't hack it, so he got nailed. Period.
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Roland Kincaid: I'm gonna last longer than any of you.
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All the grips are nicknamed "Bob", except for the last, which is a variation on the name. See more »


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Maybe even better that the original
13 January 2009 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

This part is more entertaining that the original. I always watch slasher movies only for entertainment, I don't care much about a dialogs (Psycho would be an exception, the dialogs was the best thing in it) or acting, all I want to see is some entertaining, sometimes funny looking graphic murder scenes and this movie has it. My favorite was TV room scene. I also find this movie being really creepy sometimes, what is not usual for slasher films, like that scene where Freddy made one of the kids fall from a window, the whole scene was kinda creepy. The plot was great, I liked the idea that this movie is set on mental hospital, that made this movie even more creepy.


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