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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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The pregnant Alice finds Freddy Krueger striking through the sleeping mind of her unborn child, hoping to be reborn into the real world.

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Stephen Hopkins

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Wes Craven (characters), John Skipp (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Lisa Wilcox ... Alice
Kelly Jo Minter ... Yvonne
Danny Hassel Danny Hassel ... Dan
Erika Anderson ... Greta
Nicholas Mele Nicholas Mele ... Dennis Johnson (as Nick Mele)
Joe Seely Joe Seely ... Mark
Valorie Armstrong Valorie Armstrong ... Mrs. Jordan
Burr DeBenning ... Mr. Jordan
Clarence Felder ... Mr. Gray
Michael Ashton Michael Ashton ... Gurney Orderly
Beatrice Boepple Beatrice Boepple ... Amanda Krueger
Matt Borlenghi ... Jock
Noble Craig ... Merging Freddy
E.R. Davies E.R. Davies ... Delivery Doctor
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Storyline

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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Freddy delivers. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Nightmare On Elm Street

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,115,176, 13 August 1989

Gross USA:

$22,168,359
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

1989 marks the only year entries from the three biggest slasher franchises of the decade (Friday the 13th, Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween) were released in the same year: Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989), this movie, and Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989). See more »

Goofs

(at around 28 mins) The bike's odometer stays at 9850. See more »

Quotes

Little Girl: [singing] ... seven, eight, better stay awake. Nine, ten, he's back again.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The Australian VHS releases are the uncut "unrated" version and can be identified by a red label up in the top right corner of the front cover that says "Contains extra footage not seen in Australian cinemas!" See more »


Soundtracks

LIVIN' IN THE JUNGLE
Performed by Schooly D
Written, Produced and Arranged by Schooly D
1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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Mediocre Boring Movie
29 October 2016 | by jordansepticeyeSee all my reviews

First,the pros,the Gothic tone,it really helps the movie feel different than the others.Freddy,he is very sadistic and evil in this one.The acting was good,and I like how the movie deals with mature themes like teen pregnancy.I liked some of the dream sequences,the cinematography was very eerie.The kills were decent,not many this time but they were creative,and the effects were great.Now,the cons,the pacing,the movie is fast,but it's so boring,nothing even happens.The characters,I didn't care about any of them.The humor,all of Freddy's lines were stupid,I didn't laugh once.The plot,while interesting,is very stupid and poorly executed.The Dream Child has a great tone and deaths,but the rest of the movie is too boring and lazy to be interesting.


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