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A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

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The spectre of a disfigured man haunts the children of the parents who murdered him, stalking and killing them in their dreams.

Director:

Samuel Bayer

Writers:

Wesley Strick (screenplay), Eric Heisserer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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2,536 ( 200)
2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Earle Haley ... Freddy Krueger
Kyle Gallner ... Quentin Smith
Rooney Mara ... Nancy Holbrook
Katie Cassidy ... Kris Fowles
Thomas Dekker ... Jesse Braun
Kellan Lutz ... Dean Russell
Clancy Brown ... Alan Smith
Connie Britton ... Dr. Gwen Holbrook
Lia D. Mortensen ... Nora Fowles (as Lia Mortensen)
Julianna Damm Julianna Damm ... Little Kris
Christian Stolte ... Jesse's Father
Katie Schooping Knight Katie Schooping Knight ... Creepy Girl #1
Hailey Schooping Knight Hailey Schooping Knight ... Creepy Girl #2
Leah Uteg ... Creepy Girl #3
Don Robert Cass Don Robert Cass ... History Teacher
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Storyline

Death stalks the dreams of several young adults to claim its revenge on the killing of Freddy Kruger. Chased and chastised by this finger-bladed demon, it is the awakening of old memories and the denials of a past of retribution that spurns this hellish vision of a dreamlike state and turns death into a nightmare reality. Written by Cinema_Fan

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

All you have to do is dream... See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, disturbing images, terror and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

At 5'6", Jackie Earle Haley was shorter than all of the young adult actors in the film with the exception of Rooney Mara. Various techniques were used to make him appear taller. See more »

Goofs

(at around 18 mins) When Nancy and Quentin are talking in the school, between shots Quentin's jumper moves so that 'Joy Division' is fully visible on his T-shirt, however when the camera moves back to the position it was before, the jumper has moved back, so that you can only see 'Y Divis'. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dean Russell: Can I have another? Hey. Can I have some more coffee, please?
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Crazy Credits

The movie's title doesn't appear on screen until nearly 10 minutes into the movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Oscars 2018 (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Have to Do Is Dream
Written by Felice Bryant and Boudleaux Bryant
Performed by The Everly Brothers
Courtesy of Barnaby Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Ace Music Services, LLC
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Eh...Meh.
10 June 2020 | by jakebenSee all my reviews

Definitely doesn't touch the magic of the original despite a great performance and look to the new Freddy he definitely looks dark and scary and the voice is great too a different direction but prefer Robert Englunds Freddy. I thought the lead characters who survive until later in the movie didn't really do it for me I didn't feel engaged by them. I think Thomas Dekker's character should have had a bigger role to play. Great giving the back story some time but the whole film just doesn't do it for me certainly proves there's no need for a reboot and a reboot will never surpass Wes Craven's original masterpiece . 5/10. Some great scenes definitely worth the watch but overall doesn't hit the spot for me.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street 9 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,902,299, 2 May 2010

Gross USA:

$63,075,011

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$115,695,182
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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