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A Nightmare on Elm Street ()


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The monstrous spirit of a slain janitor seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

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Lt. Thompson
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Marge Thompson
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Nancy Thompson
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Tina Gray
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Rod Lane (as Nick Corri)
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Glen Lantz
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Dr. King
Joseph Whipp ...
Sgt. Parker
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Fred Krueger
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Teacher
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Sgt. Garcia
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Nurse (as Mimi Meyer-Craven)
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Minister
Ed Call ...
Mr. Lantz
Sandy Lipton ...
Mrs. Lantz
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Foreman
Jeff Levine ...
Coroner (as Jeffrey Levine)
Donna Woodrum ...
Tina's Mom
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Cop #1
Carol Pritikin ...
Cop #2
Brian Reise ...
Cop #3
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Surfer #1 (as Jason Adams)
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Surfer #2
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Hall Guard
Paul Grenier ...
Tina's Mom's Boyfriend
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Charles Belardinelli ...
Fred Krueger (Building the Glove Scene) (uncredited)
Jim Doyle ...
Fred Krueger (Pressing Through The Wall Scene) (uncredited)
Kathi Gibbs ...
Girl in Nancy's English Class (uncredited)
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John - Kid in Classroom (uncredited)
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Newsreader / KRGR Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
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Boy in Nancy's English Class (uncredited)
Antonia Yannouli ...
Girl in Nancy's English Class (uncredited)

Directed by

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Wes Craven

Written by

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Wes Craven ... (written by)

Produced by

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John H. Burrows ... associate producer (as John Burrows)
Stanley Dudelson ... executive producer
Sara Risher ... co-producer
Robert Shaye ... producer
Joseph Wolf ... executive producer

Music by

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Charles Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Jacques Haitkin

Film Editing by

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Patrick McMahon ... co-editor (as Pat McMahon)
Rick Shaine

Editorial Department

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James Flatto ... apprentice editor
Kevin Krasny ... editorial assistant: Los Angeles
Alison Paul ... apprentice editor
Valerie Schwartz ... assistant editor
John Dowdell ... hd colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Annette Benson

Production Design by

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Gregg Fonseca ... (as Greg Fonseca)

Set Decoration by

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Anne H. Ahrens ... (as Anne Huntley)

Costume Design by

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Dana Lyman

Makeup Department

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Kathryn Fenton ... makeup artist (as Kathy Logan)
RaMona Fleetwood ... key hair stylist (as RaMona)
David B. Miller ... special makeup effects artist (as David Miller)
Mark Bryan Wilson ... makeup effects assistant (as Mark Wilson)
Louis Lazzara ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Mark Shostrom ... foam latex technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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John H. Burrows ... production manager (as John Burrows)
Amy Rabins ... production supervisor
Rachel Talalay ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Nicholas Batchelor ... first assistant director (as Nick Batchelor)
Peter C. Graupner ... second assistant director
Robert Shaye ... director: melting staircase sequence (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dorree Cooper ... set dresser
Don Diers ... art department assistant
Bill Kroyer ... storyboard artist
Kara Lindstrom ... assistant props
Michael Listorti ... swing gang (as Michael E. Listorti)
Timaree McCormick ... assistant props
Gavin McCune ... swing gang
Barbara Metzenbaum ... art department assistant
Mix ... set carpenter
John Krenz Reinhart Jr. ... construction coordinator (as John Reinhart)
John Stadelman ... prop master
Craig Clark ... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Bill Luckey ... carpenter (uncredited)
Matthew Joseph Peak ... movie poster illustrator (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Jack Cooley ... re-recording mixer
James LaRue ... sound mixer
Al Nahmias ... sound editor (as Albert Nahmias)
Greg Nave ... boom operator
Abe Nejad ... assistant sound editor
Jess Soraci ... supervising sound editor
Karen I. Stern ... looping editor
Ron Kalish ... sound editor (uncredited)
Holger M. Thiele ... additional sound designer (uncredited)

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Tassilo Baur ... special effects assistant
Charles Belardinelli ... special effects assistant
Lou Carlucci ... special effects assistant
Jim Doyle ... mechanical special effects design
Peter Kelly ... special effects assistant
Larry Lapointe ... special effects assistant
Christina Rideout ... special effects assistant
Jim Rynning ... special effects assistant
Jamie Upham ... special effects assistant (as James Upham)
William Guest ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Stunts

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Cynthia Brannon ... stunts
Bruce Carson ... stunt double: Johnny Depp
Anthony Cecere ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Kerrie Cullen ... stunts
Jeff Habberstad ... stunts
Leslie Hoffman ... stunts
Christina Johnson ... stunts
Maggie Koehnen ... stunts
Larry Phillips ... stunts
Don Pike ... stunts
Christina Rideout ... stunts
Tanya Russell ... stunts (as Tanya Lee Russell)
Paul Shaver ... stunts
Jim Stern ... stunts (as Jim Stearns)
Cindy Wills ... stunts
Sandy Wilson ... stunts
Debby Porter ... stunts (uncredited)
George A. Sack Jr. ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Joseph Adolph ... best boy grip
Scott Buttfield ... gaffer
Anne S. Coffey ... first assistant camera (as Anne Coffey)
Stephen Crawford ... gaffer: second unit (as Steve Crawford)
Nelson Elwell ... grip
Rowdy Herrington ... best boy electric
Warren Kroeger ... grip
Cindy Lagerstrom ... key grip: second unit
Joyce Rudolph ... still photographer
Henning Schellerup ... camera operator: second unit
Toni Semple ... electrician
Thomas Vanghele ... second assistant camera (as Tom Vanghele)
Craig Horwitz ... set lighting (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lauren Roman ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Lisa Jensen ... costume supervisor
Terence McCorry ... costumer

Location Management

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Craig Pointes ... location manager

Music Department

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Mario Mariani ... score designer
Michael Arciaga ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Jeff Vaughn ... score mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Chuck Clarke ... transportation coordinator
Brian Delahanty ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Stephen Abramson ... production executive
Steve Cassling ... production assistant
Lisa C. Cook ... production coordinator
Lillian Fuentes ... craft service
Steve Harris ... production assistant
David B. Householter ... set production assistant (as David Householter)
Sheridan Liu ... assistant accountant
Anita Luccioni ... assistant to producers
Steven McAfee ... production assistant (as Steve McAfee)
Dan Perri ... title designer
Jim Picciolo ... animal wrangler
Wally Uchida ... production assistant
Kathryn Weygand ... script supervisor (as Kathy Weygand)
Benjamin Zinkin ... legal consultant
John Burrows III ... blood sweeper (uncredited)
Sean S. Cunningham ... director: chase scene (uncredited)
Don Wyse ... fire safety (uncredited)

Thanks

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Sean S. Cunningham ... special thanks (as Sean Cunningham)
Sam Raimi ... special thanks
Jack Sholder ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you? Written by simon_hrdng

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Taglines She is the only one who can stop it... if she fails, no one survives. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Les griffes de la nuit (France)
  • Freddy 1 - Les griffes de la nuit (France)
  • Nightmare - Mörderische Träume (Germany)
  • Pesadilla en Elm Street (Spain)
  • Koszmar z ulicy Wiązów (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 91 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,800,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,271,000, 11 Nov 1984

Did You Know?

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Trivia Robert Englund cut himself the first time that he tried on the infamous Freddy glove. See more »
Goofs In the full-screen version, during the first nightmare sequence right before Freddy pops up to scare Tina, you can see Robert Englund as Freddy crouched down and moving into place behind her; however, at the time of the film's release, director Wes Craven would assume that only the wide-screen version would eventually be available for home viewing. You can't see Englund behind Tina in the wide-screen version. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Quiet Cool (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Nightmare See more »
Quotes Children: One, two, Freddy's coming for you. / Three, four, better lock your door. / Five, six, grab your crucifix. / Seven, eight, gonna stay up late. / Nine, ten, never sleep again.
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