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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.

Director:

Stephen Hopkins

Writers:

Wes Craven (characters), John Skipp (story) | 3 more credits »
3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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 ... 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

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Freddy delivers. See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Lisa Wilcox's name appears on the opening credits, but not in the ending credits. See more »

Goofs

(at around 4 mins) Obvious body double for Alice when she is in the shower. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Jordan: [on the radio] I'm calling about my wayward ex-son Daniel who's been acting like an ungrateful, unmanageable dickweed ever since he was seduced by that bimbo slut whore Alice!
Dan Jordan: Mom?
Freddy Krueger: [on the radio] If I were you, lady, I'd kill the ungrateful piggy.
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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 DashieXP: Ghetto Video Store! (2020) 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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User Reviews

 
Just straight up lazy
10 October 2017 | by randyfromscreamSee all my reviews

Ever since A Nightmare of Elm Street 3 it went down hill. It's boring like I try not to pause for a break. The writing is lazy, and the script is very dull. The concept is not even good like some of it work but it doesn't work. As a fan of this series it's the second worst of the series. I don't recommend this film at ALL!!


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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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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