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A Nightmare on Elm Street


14 Nov 1984

1 hr 31 min


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...


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


Wes Craven


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




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)