A psychiatrist familiar with knife-wielding dream demon Freddy Krueger helps teens at a mental hospital battle the killer who is invading their dreams.

Director:

Chuck Russell

Writers:

Wes Craven (story), Bruce Wagner (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Ira Heiden ... Will
Laurence Fishburne ... Max (as Larry Fishburne)
Penelope Sudrow ... Jennifer
John Saxon ... Lt. Thompson
Priscilla Pointer ... Dr. Elizabeth Simms
Clayton Landey ... Lorenzo
Brooke Bundy ... Elaine Parker
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Storyline

Picking up where the original Nightmare left off, Nancy has grown up and become a psychiatrist specializing in dream therapy. She meets a group of children at a local hospital facing Freddy Krueger, the same demon she once encountered in her sleep. One of them is Kristen, who has the power to draw other people into her dreams. Working with a male doctor assigned to the case, Nancy helps the kids realize their special abilities within the nightmare world. When Freddy captures one of her charges, she leads a rescue attempt into Krueger's domain, in hopes of putting his spirit to rest once and for all. Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Taglines:

Freddy's just around the corner... See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The original teaser trailer featured a little girl in her bedroom singing Freddy's rhyme and the Freddy claw popping out of a popsicle stick house. See more »

Goofs

(at around 5 mins) After Kristen wakes up in front of Freddy's house, you can see the children jumping rope and singing rhymes, yet none of the children's mouths are moving. However, it's possible that the singing was merely intended to create a surreal atmosphere on the soundtrack and not interpreted so strictly. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Elaine Parker: Are you crazy? You'll wake up the whole neighborhood.
Kristen Parker: Hi, Mom.
Elaine Parker: Don't "hi Mom" me. What are you still doing up? It's past 1:00.
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The Grips from Hell See more »

Alternate Versions

In the TV version, in the scene where the words "Come And Get Him, Bitch" appear on Joey's chest, a bedsheet has been superimposed over the word "Bitch". However, you can still hear the word being scratched into his chest. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Conjuring 2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Quiet Cool
(uncredited)
Performed by Jay Ferguson
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One of the Best
15 February 2019 | by ronnieyearwoodSee all my reviews

This is one of the best movies in the series. I like the first movie the best but this is probably number two to me. Great scares, Englund is fantastic as Krueger. The acting is good. Good writing. Everything you would hope for in a movie like this!


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Official Sites:

New Line Cinema

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,880,555, 1 March 1987

Gross USA:

$44,793,222

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,793,222
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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