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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Freddy Krueger
... Alice
... Yvonne
Danny Hassel ... Dan
... Greta
... Dennis Johnson (as Nick Mele)
Joe Seely ... Mark
Valorie Armstrong ... Mrs. Jordan
... Mr. Jordan
... Mr. Gray
Michael Ashton ... Gurney Orderly
Beatrice Boepple ... Amanda Krueger
... Jock
... Merging Freddy
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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Fantasy | Horror

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Nightmare On Elm Street

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11 August 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm St.: Dream Child  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In this film, Freddy Krueger says "bitch" twice. See more »

Goofs

(at around 39 mins) When Greta has an argument with her mother during the Dinner party, while the camera goes to her mother for the second time, the black woman on the right puts her glass of wine on the table and it doesn't make any sound. However when the camera faces Greta again the black woman (on the left side of the screen now) has the glass again in her and and puts it down again, however this time the glass does make a sound. See more »

Quotes

Mark Gray: [as The Phantom Prowler] Time to die, you scar-faced limp-dick.
[fires a bunch of times until Freddy changes]
Super Freddy: Faster than a bastard maniac! More powerful than a loco-madman! It's... Super Freddy!
[changes back to normal, turns Mark into paper and slashes him]
Freddy Krueger: Told you comic books was bad for ya!
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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 »

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Soundtracks

NOW I LAY ME DOWN
Performed by Samantha Fox
Written by Full Force
Produced by Full Force for Full Force Productions
1989 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 See 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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