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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors -- As Freddy Krueger continues his murdering, the kids, led by Freddie's main opponent in the first film, prepare to fight back.

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Director:
Writers:
Wes Craven (story) and
Bruce Wagner (story) ...
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Release Date:
27 February 1987 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Freddy's just around the corner... See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Hands-down, the best Elm Street sequel!! See more (288 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Chuck Russell 
 
Writing credits
Wes Craven (story) and
Bruce Wagner (story)

Wes Craven (screenplay) and
Bruce Wagner (screenplay) and
Frank Darabont (screenplay) and
Chuck Russell (screenplay)

Wes Craven (characters)

Produced by
Wes Craven .... executive producer
Stephen Diener .... executive producer
Niki Marvin .... associate producer
Sara Risher .... co-producer
Robert Shaye .... producer
Rachel Talalay .... line producer
Steve Thompson .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Angelo Badalamenti 
 
Cinematography by
Roy H. Wagner 
 
Film Editing by
Terry Stokes 
Chuck Weiss 
 
Casting by
Annette Benson 
 
Art Direction by
C.J. Strawn 
Mick Strawn 
 
Set Decoration by
James R. Barrows 
 
Costume Design by
Camile Morris  (as Camile Schroeder)
 
Makeup Department
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects sequences
H. Wayne Coker .... key hair stylist
Mike Elizalde .... puppeteer
Screaming Mad George .... makeup artist
Lou Manigan .... assistant makeup artist
Kelly Mann .... special makeup effects artist
Matthew W. Mungle .... special makeup effects artist
Brian Penikas .... special makeup effects artist
Christa Reusch .... key makeup artist
Mark Shostrom .... special makeup effects sequences
Kevin Yagher .... makeup effects: Krueger
 
Production Management
Joe Fineman .... post-production supervisor (as Joseph Fineman)
Gerald T. Olson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Maguire .... first assistant director
Robin R. Oliver .... second assistant director (as Robin Randal Oliver)
Dan Perri .... second unit director
 
Art Department
David Cunningham .... carpenter
César Díez Álava .... prop man
Batia Grafka .... property master
Thomas A. O'Conor .... construction coordinator
Babak Shokrian .... art production assistant
Pete von Sholly .... storyboard artist
Kelly Osborn .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
William Fiege .... sound
Steve Rice .... adr editor
Steve Rice .... dialogue editor
William Shaffer .... boom operator
David Lewis Yewdall .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Jim Aupperle .... effects photography supervisor: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
James Belohovek .... miniatures: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
Doug Beswick .... stop-motion animator: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
R. Christopher Biggs .... special makeup effects
Yancy Calzada .... stop-motion puppet construction: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
Peter Chesney .... mechanical special effects
Tom Chesney .... special effects
Robin L. D'Arcy .... special effects coordinator
Joel Fletcher .... effects sculptor
Edward J. Franklin .... special effects assistant
Christopher Gilman .... special effects
Bruce D. Hayes .... special effects technician
David Hill .... special effects assistant
Brian McFadden .... special effects assistant
Bernardo F. Munoz .... special effects
Larry Nikolai .... illustrator: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
Larry Odien .... special effects assistant
D. Kerry Prior .... special effects artist: Dream Quest Images
Sandra Stewart .... special effects assistant
Mike Tristano .... cadavers and body parts subcontractor
Mark Bryan Wilson .... marionette construction: Doug Beswick Productions, Inc.
Kim Bailey .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jim Aupperle .... stop-motion crew
James Balsam .... motion control camera operator
Yancy Calzada .... stop-motion crew
Craig Clark .... special effects animator
Clint Hutchison .... visual effects editor
Jeff Matakovich .... visual effects
Daniel P. Moore .... video operator: visual effects unit
George Muhs .... visual effects
William Reilly .... motion control technician
Michael Talarico .... visual effects modelmaker
James Valentine .... rotoscope
Hoyt Yeatman .... special visual effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Rick Barker .... stunt coordinator
Alison Brown .... stunts (as Alison Lowe-Brown)
Bob K. Cummings .... stunts
Gregg Dandridge .... stunts
Joe Gilbride .... stunts
Gary Littlejohn .... stunts
Charly Morgan .... stunts
William R. Perry .... stunts
Debby Porter .... stunts
J.D. Silvester .... stunts
Tony Snegoff .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian Bernstein .... assistant camera
Michael Cardone .... second camera operator
John Doherty .... best boy
Giles Dunning .... second assistant camera
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer
Bob Myers .... grip
Mark Simon .... assistant camera
Bruce Swift .... grip
Eric Whitehead .... grip
 
Animation Department
Doug Beswick .... animator: stopmotion
 
Casting Department
Andrea Curtis .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna R. Schultz .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Rolf Johnson .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Andrew Barrett .... orchestrator
Charles Bernstein .... composer: music from Nightmare on Elm Street I
David Chackler .... music supervisor
Don Dokken .... composer: additional music
Earl Ghaffari .... music editor
Ken Harrison .... composer: additional music
Ray Niznik .... score mixer
Joseph Turrin .... orchestrator
Wild Mick Brown .... composer: song "Dream Warriors" (uncredited)
George Lynch .... composer: song "Dream Warriors" (uncredited)
Jeff Pilson .... composer: song "Dream Warriors" (uncredited)
John Andrew Schreiner .... musician (uncredited)
Tony Selvage .... musician (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Walden Sr. .... driver: honeywagon
 
Other crew
Brent Baker .... assistant: Greg Cannom
John Blake .... assistant: Mark Shostrom
Ella St. John Blakey .... production assistant
Everett Burrell .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
Cathy Carpenter .... assistant: Mark Shostrom
Blaine Converse .... special effects production coordinator
Gino Crognale .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
Mitch Devane .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
Steven E Dunn .... set medic
Keith Edmier .... assistant: Greg Cannom
Earl Ellis .... assistant: Greg Cannom
Steven James .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
James Kagel .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
David Kindlon .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
Robert Kurtzman .... assistant: Mark Shostrom
Tom Lowe .... production assistant
James McLoughlin .... assistant: Mark Shostrom
Deborah Moore .... production accountant
Larry Odien .... assistant: Greg Cannom
Brian Penikas .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
Dan Perri .... title designer: main title sequence
Russell Seifert .... assistant: Matthew Mungle
Bryant Tausek .... assistant: Mark Shostrom
John Vulich .... assistant: Greg Cannom
Don Wyse .... fire safety
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"A Nightmare on Elm Street 3" - International (English title) (short title)
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Runtime:
96 min | Portugal:88 min (cut version)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Australia:MA (TV rating) | Canada:R | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:-12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2008) | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:(Banned) (1988-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1987) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The track "Quiet Cool" by Jay Ferguson, from the New Line film Quiet Cool (1986), replaced Dokken's "Into The Fire" on the original VHS, Beta and Laserdisc releases.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Freddy is holding Kincaid up by the throat, after he disappears, his hand is still seen on Kincaid's throat before he falls to the ground.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Neil Gordon:What was that nursery rhyme all about?
Nancy Thompson:It was just something that that the kids say to keep the... Boogieman away.
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Soundtrack:
Into the FireSee more »

FAQ

What happened to Jesse from part 2?
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22 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Hands-down, the best Elm Street sequel!!, 21 January 2006
Author: AngryChair from Brentwood, USA

Outstanding third entry in the Elm Street movies is definitely the best of the sequels and well lives up to the excitement of the original film.

Nancy is now a psychiatrist who must help some troubled youths that are in danger of being sliced by murderous Freddy!

It's not surprising that this sequel was written by 'Elm Street creator Wes Craven, who chose to leave the directing to Chuck Russell for this movie. Nightmare on Elm Street 3 is a fasted-paced, cleverly written horror fantasy that's the most entertaining of the Elm Street follow-ups. The movie plays out as a gripping thrill ride that's both chilling and darkly funny. There's a number of smart twists thrown in as well. 'Elm Street 3 also has the most dazzling and impressive special FX of the series, as well as some of the greatest nightmare and murder sequences. The marionette sequence with Bradly Gregg is a big favorite. The direction of Chuck Russell is slick indeed, delivering plenty of atmospheric darkness and energetic action. Even the maze-like sets are impressive. Charles Bernstein's Elm Street theme music is used once more. In addition there's also an awesome title rock anthem by the group Dokken.

Another high point in the film is the cast. Heather Langenkamp reprises her role well, as does John Saxon who appears once again as Langenkamp's father. Craig Wasson is a good hero as a doctor attempting to help the teenagers. Patricia Arquette, Ken Sagoes, Jennifer Rubin, Bradly Gregg, and Rodney Eastman all make for solid teenage characters. Of course Robert Englund is back as Freddy, who has a bit more of a cheeky sense of humor this time around.

One couldn't ask for a better Elm Street sequel than this one. It's a fun ride all the way for fans and is one of the best horror-fantasy films out there. Check it out.

Followed by a number of inferior sequels.

*** 1/2 out of ****

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