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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

R 91 min - Horror - 14 November 1984
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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...

Director:  Wes Craven
Stars:  John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Amanda Wyss, Jsu Garcia, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund, Leslie Hoffman, Joe Unger, Charles Fleischer, Joseph Whipp, Lin Shaye, Mimi Craven, David Andrews, Jack Shea, Ed Call, Sandy Lipton, Jeff Levine, Donna Woodrum, Paul Grenier, Ash Adams, Don Hannah, Shashawnee Hall, Brian Reise, Carol Pritikin, Kathi Gibbs, John R. Peterson, Chris Tashima, Antonia Yannouli

Storyline

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...


Tagline: If Nancy Doesn't Wake Up Screaming, She Won't Wake Up At All!

Genres: Horror

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Language:  English
Release Date:  14 November 1984

Box Office

Budget:  $1,800,000
Revenue:  $25,504,513

Company Credits

Production Companies:  New Line Cinema, Smart Egg Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 31 min

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