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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
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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 »
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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
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
Joe Fineman .... post-production consultant
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:
Wes Craven had nothing to do with the first sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985), as he didn't believe that Elm Street was capable of spawning a franchise. The success of the second film, outgrossing the original, convinced him otherwise.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: After Kristen wakes up in front of Freddy's house, you can see the children jumping rope and singing rhymes, yet none of the children's mouths are moving. However, it's possible that the singing was merely intended to create a surreal atmosphere on the soundtrack and not interpreted so strictly.See more »
Quotes:
Max:This lump over here... This is Kincaid. Now I want you to take a good look. See, he gets himself thrown in the quite room so often that you probably won't see a whole lot of him. Ain't that right, "Cool Breeze"?
Kincaid:Right. I do it so I don't have to look at your ugly face all the time.
Max:Yeah, I love you too.
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Soundtrack:
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FAQ

What happened to Jesse from part 2?
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
The bastard son of a 100 maniacs., 5 September 2009
Author: JohnRouseMerriottChard from United Kingdom

Nancy Thompson, survivor of the Elm Street murders is a psychiatrist brought in to help troubled kids at Westin Hills Psychiatric Hospital. All of these teens have one thing in common, their dreams are being invaded by someone Nancy knows only too well, Freddy Krueger.

After the abomination bore that was A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge, New Line Cinema set about making a better and more truer sequel to 1984's excellent A Nightmare on Elm Street. Recalling series creator Wes Craven, who had bailed after the first film claiming he didn't want a franchise born, and installing the first film's scream queen Heather Langenkamp in a more mature role, New Line meant business. With more budget to hand and Craven aided in the writing by Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell and Bruce Wagner, the end result is arguably the best sequel of what was to become a money spinning franchise.

With a sharp elaborate story focusing on troubled kids, and dealing in themes such as teen suicide, heroin addiction and dream suppressant drugs, all that was needed was authentic location work and the skill to formulate horror sequences worthy of the name. Thankfuly we get both. Some of the disturbing and gruesome methods used by Freddy as he cruelly goes about offing the last of the Elm Street children, are some of the series best. Puppetry, TV and needle point rushes are just a few on offer, while a skeleton sequence harks to the work of one Ray Harryhausen. There's even a nice plot thread involving a nun that puts a bit more meat on Freddie's troubling back story.

But some problems do harm the film. Heather Langenkamp, bless her, was suitably cast in the first film, here she is not. Badly out of sorts trying to convince everyone she's a mature psychiatrist, she's even out acted by the almost worse Craig Wasson as Neil Gordon. One glance at the subsequent post Elm Street 3 career of Langenkamp sadly speaks volumes. She isn't helped tho by the exuberance of the young and upcoming cast around her, led by pivotal Patricia Arquette as Kristen Parker and boasting cool in the form of Bradley Gregg's sleep walker, Phillip. It's with the youngsters that Elm Street 3 is ultimately remembered for, well that and the ingenious ways Krueger tries to off them of course. Laurence Fishburne is also in it but is underused as Max, a hospital orderly with a heart.

This was the last time that an Elm Street movie had some nous about it. Before Krueger became a caricature of a caricature, where a quip became more important than an effective, and intelligently constructed kill. Craven wanted out, but after making a $40 million domestic profit on part 3, it opened up scope for further ventures. Ventures that sadly took the franchise, and its main character down hill fast. 7/10

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