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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)

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

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Chuck Russell

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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 ... 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:

If you think you'll get out alive, You must be dreaming. See more »

Genres:

Action | Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

New Line Cinema

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightmare 3 - Freddy lebt 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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$44,793,222
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Mono | Dolby (DVD re-release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was intended to be the last "Nightmare" movie and it was shot that way. While the ending of the film suggests that Freddy may not be all dead, a scene in the shooting script makes it clear that it was not the case. In the scene, Dr. Gordon visits Kristen few days after Freddy's defeat. Kristen reveals that she is moving to New York (the city that never sleeps). When Dr. Gordon asks her if she is going to see her (referring to Nancy) in her dreams, Kristen answers that she dreams of her every night, suggesting that Nancy guards her dreams. The scene then cuts to the ending (which play in the finished as it was scripted) in which Neil is sleeping and a lights turn on in the house model. It is implied that Nancy (no Freddy) turned on the light as she is is guarding Gordon's dreams. It is unknown if the scene was shot but by leaving the scene out it makes it appear that Freddy is still alive. See more »

Goofs

(at around 53 mins) When the room starts to change and get hot, Kristen is heard screaming, "This isn't real!" but her mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

Freddy Krueger: Joey... look. All the little PIGGIES come home.
Nancy Thompson: Let him go, Krueger.
Freddy Krueger: Your wish... is my command.
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Crazy Credits

All the grips are nicknamed "Bob", except for the last, which is a variation on the name. See more »

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Referenced in This Means War (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Dream Warriors
Composed and Performed by Dokken
Available on Elektra/Asylum Records & Tapes
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The most satisfying sequel of the franchise!
7 January 2009 | by Darth-HelmetSee all my reviews

Six Years has passed since the events of the first movie, a beautiful blonde girl named Kirsten (Patrica Arquette) had a nightmare involving Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) which almost leads her to suicide as she ends up in a psychiatric ward with the other kids of Elm Street named Joey (Rodney Eastman), Taryn (Jennifer Rubin), Philip (Bradley Gregg), Jennifer (Penelope Sudrow), Will (Ira Heiden) and Kincaid (Ken Sagoes). However Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) who survived the original massacre now works as a psychiatrist who helps with patients who have dream problems and she's joined by Dr. Neil Goldman (Craig Wasson). However some of the patients seem to dream about Freddy as some of them get killed one by one, only Nancy has the answers as she wants some of those patients to join with her to battle against this evil cretin once and for all.

The best sequel of the series! after the very disappointing and yet homoerotic "Freddy's Revenge", New Line Cinema decided to hire Wes Craven back as he co-write a script with future "Shawshank Redemption" and "Green Mile" director Frank Darabont to ignore the events of part 2 and continue off the first one. Chuck Russell makes his debut for this one as it lead him to make "The Blob" in 1988 and "The Mask" in 1994, this installment delivers all the goods that a fanboy and fangirl can enjoy. The film co-stars Laurence Fishburne and John Saxton with appearances by Dick Cavett and Zsa Zsa Gabor, this horror fantasy thriller has good scares and some gory violence abound. The special effects even for it's day are just incredible like the Freddy Snake critter and the acting is superb, this movie made Freddy more popular thanks to witty one-liners and a dark sense of humor. Greg Cannom and Kevin Yagher did a nice job on the make-up and gore effects for this production, the film also gives us a nice look into the mythology of "Nightmare on Elm Street" with some nice twists and turns even by the ending.

This is one sequel that still holds up and rocks! i highly recommend it.

P.S.: The "Dream Warriors" rock song by Dokken rules!


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