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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors -- Freddy Krueger invades the minds of a new group of teens -- and the nightmares begin again. Local teenagers start dying and only Nancy Thompson knows the truth.
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:
Not as good as the first, but better than the 2nd See more (308 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Heather Langenkamp ... Nancy Thompson

Craig Wasson ... Neil Gordon

Patricia Arquette ... Kristen Parker

Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger

Ken Sagoes ... Kincaid

Rodney Eastman ... Joey

Jennifer Rubin ... Taryn

Bradley Gregg ... Phillip

Ira Heiden ... Will

Laurence Fishburne ... Max (as Larry Fishburne)
Penelope Sudrow ... Jennifer

John Saxon ... Thompson

Priscilla Pointer ... Dr. Elizabeth Simms

Clayton Landey ... Lorenzo

Brooke Bundy ... Elaine Parker

Kristen Clayton ... Little Girl
Sally Piper ... Nurse #1
Rozlyn Sorrell ... Nurse #2

Nan Martin ... Nun
Stacey Alden ... Marcie

Dick Cavett ... Dick Cavett

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Zsa Zsa Gabor
Michael Rougas ... Priest in Church
Jack Shea ... Priest in Cemetery
Paul Kent ... Dr. Carver
Mary Brown ... Neurosurgeon
Melanie Doctors ... Girl in Cemetery
Donna Durham ... Girl in Crowd
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Crystal Echeverria Adams ... Freddy song singer (voice) (uncredited)
Trisha Lawson Adams ... Freddy song singer (voice) (uncredited)

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 T. Cannon .... carpenter
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)
Matthew Joseph Peak .... movie poster illustrator (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
Dan Moore .... video operator: visual effects unit (as Daniel P. Moore)
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
David T. Cannon .... location manager
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
J. Ellen Evans .... script supervisor second unit
Steven James .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
James Kagel .... assistant: Kevin Yagher
June Kim .... assistant accountant (as June Karz)
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:MA15+ (TV rating) | Brazil:18 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2009) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-18 | France:12 | Germany:BPjM Restricted | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2008) | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 (2011) | Italy:VM14 | Mexico:C | Netherlands:16 | Norway:18 (video premiere) | Norway:(Banned) (1988-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/18 | Russia:16+ | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1987) | Spain:13 (original rating) | Spain:12 (re-rating) (2011) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:X (original rating) | West Germany:18 (original rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
(at around 36 mins) The movie on TV that Jennifer watches before she dies is Critters (1986), and the very short clip just before she switches to the Dick Cavett show, featuring Donald Pleasence is a scene from Alone in the Dark (1982), which was directed by Jack Sholder, who also directed A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: (at around 39 mins) The cigarette in Jennifer's hand disappears when she gets up to try and fix the T.V. but yet she neither dropped it on the floor nor put it in the ashtray when she stood up.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Neil Gordon:[to Don Thompson] Hi, I'm Dr. Neil Gordon. There, now we've met!
[Grabs Don against a wall unexpectedly]
Dr. Neil Gordon:Now you listen to me! I don't know if you care whether or not Nancy dies, but I do!
[a silent pause passes between the men]
Dr. Neil Gordon:Now, we're going to go on a little scavenger hunt.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Faces in the Crowd (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Dream WarriorsSee more »

FAQ

What happened to Jesse from part 2?
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50 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Not as good as the first, but better than the 2nd, 11 November 2003
Author: Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is the third installment of the Nightmare on Elm Street series. It's actually one of the better sequels that I enjoyed. I was lucky enough to get the Nightmare on Elm Street series boxed DVD set for my birthday. So I've now seen all the sequels and A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors is a decent sequel. Not to mention it was pretty cool to see Patricia Arquette's first big role, I can't believe a lot of these movies how many stars started out in this series. It was also a nice touch that they had Nancy back for this film. The deaths are gory and Freddy is back and meaner than ever! This time he's after the kids in the mental institution and he's not going to go easy on them at all.

Nancy has now grown up and she's become a therapist for dreams, she starts her work at the mental institution where she meets Kirsten, a girl who has the power to pull other people into her dreams. Kirsten is a bit scared of her powers though and knows that Freddy wants to use her so he could pretty much squish several bugs with one stomp. But Nancy knows that Freddy is up to his old ways and wants to help Kirsten along with the other teenagers at the hospital that Freddy is after, but hopefully she can do it before it's too late.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors has one of my favorite nightmare sequences. I loved the puppet on the strings, only, well, I won't spoil it, you're going to have to trust me when I say that this was a very cool death scene. This is a must see for the Nightmare on Elm Street fans of course, but even you're just looking for a good scare, I promise you that you'll get a few chills from watching this nightmare. Freddy isn't going light when it comes to scaring these kids... to death.

7/10

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They Screwed Up Nancy's Character. WhiteManFromTown1986
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