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

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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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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,168,359 (USA)
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Trivia

Unlike the previous films (with the exception of the first one), this film main titles do not display the digit "5", just "A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child". See more »

Goofs

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

Freddy Krueger: [In French accent] Madam, if I may.
[locks Greta in seat]
Freddy Krueger: Bon appÈtit...
[accent dies]
Freddy Krueger: ... bitch.
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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 »

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Follows Friday the 13th: A New Beginning (1985) See more »

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BRING YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE SLAUGHTER
Performed by Bruce Dickinson
Written by Bruce Dickinson
Produced by Chris Bangarides for Zomba Recording Svcs.
1989 Zomba Records LTD
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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