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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (original title)
The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

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Alice, having survived the previous installment of the Nightmare series, finds the deadly dreams of Freddy Krueger starting once again. This time, the taunting murderer is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child. His intention is to be "born again" into the real world. The only one who can stop Freddy is his dead mother, but can Alice free her spirit in time to save her own son? Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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11 August 1989 (USA)  »

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A Nightmare on Elm St.: Dream Child  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,115,176 (USA) (13 August 1989)

Gross:

$22,168,359 (USA)
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Trivia

(at around 29 mins) The "Freddybike" has a license plate that can be seen for a few seconds and says "FREDDY". It's a California plate. See more »

Goofs

(at around 40 mins) When Freddy puts the first spoon of goo into Greta's mouth you can clearly see her spit it out, yet in the next shot of Greta her mouth is already full. And the second time Freddy puts something in her mouth the amount and color changes from the closeup of Freddy to the closeup of Greta. See more »

Quotes

Alice Johnson: You can't come back! I locked the door on you.
Freddy Krueger: Well, I found the key!
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Crazy Credits

In the end credits, Lisa Wilcox's (Alice) name is omitted, possibly due an oversight with the end credits being listed alphabetically and the fact that her last name would have put her last on the list. See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Nightmare on Elm Street See more »

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SAVAGE
Performed by WASP
Written by Blackie Lawless / Piper / Holmes
W.A.S.P. appear courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc.
1988 Capitol Records
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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I wasn't disappointed
27 January 2009 | by (Lithuania) – See all my reviews

Some people complain that they don't like the plot of this movie. Actually I think that it was good enough and the idea that Freddy Krueger is striking through the sleeping mind of Alice's unborn child was pretty clever. OK, some acts of the characters were ridiculous, but I wasn't expecting them to be clever, because I've watched this film only to see some great visuals and murder scenes, so I wasn't disappointed. If you liked previous parts, then you just have to watch this one, because I doubt that by watching these movies you really care about plot. One of the characters is a huge comic-book fan and I think it's pretty predictable what's going to happen to him.


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