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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

Writers:

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's A Boy! 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 St.: 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

Yvonne is the first African-American to survive against Freddy. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 7 mins) After Mark is pulled into the comic book, and the whole place collapses a drip of blood falls on his head. In reality blood isn't that thick, and after Mark checks what it is the amount of blood on his cheek changes from the closeup to the wide shot. See more »

Quotes

Freddy Krueger: [Dressed as a waiter, brings a platter to Greta] Bon appetit, 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 »

Alternate Versions

Although the UK cinema and video versions were fully uncut the DVD release features the R-rated U.S print which is missing around 15 secs of gore. The fusion scene between Dan and the bike is shortened and the scene where Freddy forces Greta's innards into her mouth is cut (his voice can be heard saying "You are what you eat"). See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Goldbergs: Mister Knifey-Hands (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

LET'S GO
Performed by Kool Moe Dee
Written by M. Dewese
Produced by LaVaba Malison and Mohanndas Dewese
1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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* * out of 4.
30 May 2002 | by brandonsites1981See all my reviews

Never mind Freddy's return is never explained, this installment has terrific effects, and style to burn with Robert Englund giving it his all, but this series is getting old fast. In this entry, Freddy (Englund) is trying to control the unborn child of part four's survivor and murdering all her friends in the process. The black and white sequence is a highlight. Unrated; Extreme Graphic Violence, Sexual Situations, Profanity, and Brief Nudity.


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