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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,168,359 (USA)
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When Alice wakes up from her nightmare in the asylum, and Robert Englund appears beside her in bed and pins her down, originally he said, "There's no such thing as safe sex." The line was excised from the film. See more »

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Near the end, when Freddy is holding Jacob's hand, you can clearly see Robert Englund's normal hand at the bottom of the glove. Freddy was completely burned so there should have been scar tissue instead of regular skin. See more »

Quotes

Yvonne: Girl, what's wrong? Let's see a smile on your face.
Alice Johnson: I had kind of a long night.
Yvonne: Dan keeping you up again? Girl, you better put a lock on that window.
Alice Johnson: The Dan part was nice.
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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 »

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HEAVEN IN THE BACK SEAT
Performed by Romeo's Daughter
Written by R.J. Lange and C. Joiner
Produced by Robert John "Mutt" Lang
1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
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i don't understand why people like part 4 better?
26 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Part four was the brightest and least dark of the whole series. in the dreamchild freddy was darker again and the whole film had a menacing Gothic feel to it. the score was awesome and the atmosphere downright scary to me.

the script is also well written with an in depth story, unlike part 4 that was just thrown together at the last minute.

the ending in part 5 was one of the best of the series as well, with amanda taking freddy back into her womb.

this movie is full of spiritual symbolism as well.

Why do people not like this one? is it because they were simply told not to like it by friends or could it be that many people are too simple minded to enjoy something that has more depth and has a lot of symbolism?

don't get it.


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