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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

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Dream-haunting Freddy Krueger returns once again to prowl the nightmares of Springwood's last surviving teenager, and of a woman whose personal connection to Krueger may mean his doom.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Englund ... Freddy Krueger
Lisa Zane ... Maggie Burroughs
Shon Greenblatt Shon Greenblatt ... John Doe
Lezlie Deane ... Tracy
Ricky Dean Logan ... Carlos
Breckin Meyer ... Spencer
Yaphet Kotto ... Doc
Tom Arnold ... Childless Man (as Mr. Tom Arnold)
Roseanne Barr ... Childless Woman (as Mrs. Tom Arnold)
Elinor Donahue ... Orphanage Woman
Johnny Depp ... Guy on TV (as Oprah Noodlemantra)
Cassandra Rachel Friel Cassandra Rachel Friel ... Little Maggie / Katherine Krueger
David Dunard David Dunard ... Kelly
Marilyn Rockafellow Marilyn Rockafellow ... Mrs. Burroughs
Virginia Peters Virginia Peters ... Woman in Plane
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Storyline

In part six of the Nightmare on Elm Street series, dream monster Freddy Krueger has finally killed all the children of his hometown, and seeks to escape its confines to hunt fresh prey. To this end, he recruits the aid of his (previously unmentioned) daughter. However, she discovers the demonic origin of her father's powers and meets Dad head-on in a final showdown (originally presented in 3-D). Written by David Thiel <d-thiel@uiuc.edu>

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Taglines:

You Think You Know About Dreams... You Know Nothing! See more »

Genres:

Fantasy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for horror violence, and for language and drug content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Nightmare On Elm Street

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 6: Freddy's Dead See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,966,525, 15 September 1991

Gross USA:

$34,872,033
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Alice Cooper: Freddy's abusive father. See more »

Goofs

(at around 34 mins) During Carlos's nightmare sequence, Freddy cuts off Carlos's right ear. The ear reappears and disappears in subsequent shots. Furthermore, when Carlos gets his ear back, he puts it on his left side. See more »

Quotes

Maggie Burroughs: [looks at a poster] This is new.
Doc: You like it? These are ancient dream demons. Supposedly they roam the dreams of the living till they find the most evil, twisted human imaginable. Then they give him the power to cross the line and turn our nightmares into reality.
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Crazy Credits

A text that appears before the opening credits reads: "Do you know the terror of he who falls asleep? To the toes he is terrified, Because the ground gives the way under him, And the dream begins..." -- Friedrich Nietzsche Then the text changes to: "Welcome to Prime Time, bitch." -- Freddy Krueger See more »

Alternate Versions

Released with 44 sec of censorship cuts in Sweden. See more »

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Featured in Freddy vs. Jason (2003) See more »

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Everything Remains The Same
Performed by the Junk Monkeys
Written by Kevin Perry, David Bierman, Dave Boutette and Dan Allen
Courtesy of Metal Blade Records
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User Reviews

 
Freddy's Dead? The Nightmare on Elm Street Franchise.
6 August 2005 | by Captain_CouthSee all my reviews

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991) was the last film to feature Freddy Krueger as a solo act (not as an entity or a co-star). The years of killing have taken a toll upon the town of Springwood. It has gotten to the point that the little city has become a virtual ghost town. The parents who killed Freddy Krueger so many years ago have all paid the ultimate price. Only the mad inhabit the town and the survivors are scattered everywhere. But that doesn't stop Freddy from seeking out his final revenge. No matter how they try to stop him, he always comes back for more. But this time he finds out a little more about his old life. Can the kids finally stop Freddy for good? What is this secret that is buried in Freddy's twisted mind? to find out you'll have to watch Freddy's Dead. the end was originally filmed in 3-D.

A fitting way to end the franchise. Freddy learns something about himself and his perverted life and he gets to go out in a bang! Lisa Zane, Yaphet Kotto and Freddy Krueger star in this final installment. Rosanne, Tom Arnold and Johnny Depp make special appearances. A whole lot better than the last one but it's filled with a few dated jokes. If you enjoy the series then you don't want to miss out on this one.

I have to recommend this movie for Freddy fans.


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