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A Nightmare on Elm Street

R

14 Nov 1984

1 hr 31 min

Horror

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If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming, She Won't Wake Up At All!
Teenagers in a small town are dropping like flies, apparently in the grip of mass hysteria causing their suicides. A cop's daughter, Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) traces the cause to child molester Fred Krueger (Robert Englund), who was burned alive by angry parents many years before. Krueger has now come back in the dreams of his killers' children, claiming their lives as his revenge. Nancy and her boyfriend, Glen (Johnny Depp), must devise a plan to lure the monster out of the realm of nightmares and into the real world...

Details

Status: Released
Country: USA
Language: English
Awards: 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Budget: $2M

Direction

Wes Craven

Production

John Burrows (Producer)
Sara Risher (Producer)
Joseph Wolf (Executive Producer)
Robert Shaye (Producer)
Stanley Dudelson (Executive Producer)

Writing

(Screenplay)

Acting

John Saxon (as Lt. Thompson)
Ronee Blakley (as Marge Thompson)
Heather Langenkamp (as Nancy Thompson)
Amanda Wyss (as Tina Gray)
Jsu Garcia (as Rod Lane)
Johnny Depp (as Glen Lantz)
Robert Englund (as Freddy Krueger)
Leslie Hoffman (as Hall Guard)
Joe Unger (as Sgt. Garcia)
Charles Fleischer (as Dr. King)
Joseph Whipp (as Sgt. Parker)
Lin Shaye (as Teacher)
Mimi Craven (as Nurse)
Jack Shea (as Minister)
Ed Call (as Mr. Lantz)
Sandy Lipton (as Mrs. Lantz)
Jeff Levine (as Coroner)
Donna Woodrum (as Mrs. Gray)
Paul Grenier (as Boyfriend)
Ash Adams (as Surfer)
Don Hannah (as Surfer)
Shashawnee Hall (as Cop)
Brian Reise (as Cop)
Carol Pritikin (as Cop)
Kathi Gibbs (as Kid)
John R. Peterson (as Kid)
Chris Tashima (as Kid)
Antonia Yannouli (as Kid)