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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)

A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Dream Child (original title)
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

Taglines:

Roll Over Beethoven - It's Freddy's Fifth! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

A novel (albeit a very short one) based on the screenplay was written by Joseph Locke and featured within The Nightmares on Elm Street - Part 4: The Dream Master and Part 5: The Dream Child. See more »

Goofs

(at around 12 mins) In the graduation photo, Greta does not face the camera. When Greta later looks at the photo (at around 34 mins), it shows her facing the camera. See more »

Quotes

Jacob: I like you. I want to stay with you. How come you don't like me?
Alice Johnson: Who said I didn't like you?
Jacob: My friend with the funny hand.
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Crazy Credits

In the home video release of the film, Robert Englund is listed in the credits as "Freddy Krueger" and "Freddy Father" this was changed in the DVD release to just Freddy Krueger. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD version of the film, is the theatrical version that runs 89 Minutes in length. The uncensored version, is 91 minutes in length, which is not on the DVD Version. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

WORD UP DOC!
Performed by Doc Ice (as Doctor Ice)
Produced by Full Force for Full Force Productions
Co-Produced by Doc Ice (as Doctor Ice)
1988 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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And the series gets even worse...
24 January 2002 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

The series began suffering with the fourth movie, but this one really sent the series down hill. The acting is horrible. Only Robert Englund delivers a good performance. Not easy considering how pathetic this movie makes Freddy. Instead of the dark and scary villain, he's become a wise cracking jerk. The story is poor, making little sense. More details about Freddy's past come to light, but it really doesn't make a difference. The movie is also not very scary. The makers of this movie just opt for a lot of gore. The special effects try to fix the movie's many problems, but they don't. You'd think they would know when to quit, but yet another sequel followed. Thumbs down on this one.


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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:

Color (Metrocolor)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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