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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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Dennis Johnson (as Nick Mele)
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Michael Ashton ...
Gurney Orderly
Beatrice Boepple ...
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Jock (as Matt Borlenghi)
Noble Craig ...
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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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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Trivia

In the love scene at the opening of the film, the male actor is Michael Bailey Smith. He is the same actor that plays Super Freddy in Mark's (Joe Seely) dream. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 13 mins) As Yvonne bends over to get a flashlight, after she has knocked out a brick where Amanda Krueger has been walled in, the bricked up wall shakes. See more »

Quotes

Racine Gibson: Aren't you eating?
Greta Gibson: I really don't feel up to it.
Racine Gibson: Really, dear. You ought to try something.
Greta Gibson: You're the one whose always slapping my hand about my weight, *Mother*.
Racine Gibson: That's why we diet, dear. So we can eat at social events and not upset the other guests!
Greta Gibson: Tell you what. Why don't I just eat the whole goddamn tray, go throw up and come back for seconds, all right?
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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

CAN'T TAKE THE HURT
Performed by MAMMOTH
Written by McCoy / Moore
Produced by Simon Hanhart and MAMMOTH
Co-Produced and Remixed by Nigel Green
Assisted by Mark Flannery
1989 Zomba Recording Corporation
An Original Sound Recording Made By Zomba Recording Corp.
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children can do anything...
19 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

Obviously, they wanted to have Freddy come back yet again. This time, he murders people through the dreams of an unborn baby. You read that right: AN UNBORN BABY! I never knew that unborn babies can dream, but apparently they can. As for the murders themselves...well, let's just say that the doll scene was something else! I would imagine that Robert Englund is probably proud to be remembered as that claw-handed slasher. Granted "A Nightmare On Elm Street: The Dream Child" isn't exactly the most creative movie ever, but it's still neat for what it is. Needless to say, there are some silly one-liners. And yet, there were even sequels after this one...


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