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A Nightmare on Elm Street

9th November 1984
1h 31m
Wes Craven

A Nightmare on Elm Street is a 1984 Horror Serial Killer film released on 9th November; Wes Craven directed the film which stars Heather Langenkamp, Robert Englund, and Johnny Depp. A sequel, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, was released in 1985. It was later remade/rebooted as A Nightmare on Elm Street in 2010. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $23,885,134 on its budget.

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Rotten Tomatoes
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IMDb
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The monstrous spirit of a slain child murderer seeks revenge by invading the dreams of teenagers whose parents were responsible for his untimely death.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 3:02pm.

Cast (30)

Heather Langenkamp's profile Heather Langenkamp Nancy Thompson
Age at Filming ≈ 19
Robert Englund's profile Robert Englund Freddy Krueger
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Johnny Depp's profile Johnny Depp Glen Lantz
Age at Filming ≈ 20
John Saxon's profile John Saxon Donald Thompson
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Amanda Wyss's profile Amanda Wyss Tina Gray
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Ronee Blakley's profile Ronee Blakley Marge Thompson
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Jsu Garcia's profile Jsu Garcia Rod Lane
Age at Filming ≈ 20
Joseph Whipp's profile Joseph Whipp Sgt. Parker
Age at Filming ≈ 42
David Andrews's profile David Andrews Foreman
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Charles Fleischer's profile Charles Fleischer Dr. King
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Joe Unger's profile Joe Unger Sergeant Garcia
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Shashawnee Hall's profile Shashawnee Hall Cop #1
Age at Filming ≈ 22
Mimi Craven's profile Mimi Craven Nurse
Age at Filming ≈ 26
John Richard Petersen's profile John Richard Petersen
Age at Filming ≈ 22
Ed Call's profile Ed Call Mr. Lantz
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Robert Shaye's profile Robert Shaye Newsreader / KRGR Radio Announcer
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Jack Shea's profile Jack Shea Minister
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Ash Adams Surfer #1
Age at Filming ≈ 20
Chris Tashima's profile Chris Tashima
Age at Filming ≈ 23
Leslie Hoffman Hallguard
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Sandy Lipton Mrs. Lantz
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Don Hannah Surfer #2
Paul Grenier's profile Paul Grenier Mrs. Gray's Boyfriend
Donna Woodrum Mrs. Gray
Lin Shaye's profile Lin Shaye Teacher
Age at Filming ≈ 40

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Production Companies

Media Home Entertainment Smart Egg Pictures Cinema '84

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A Nightmare on Elm Street Content Advisories

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Alcohol Use
Alcoholic Parent
Graphic Violence
Smoking

A Nightmare on Elm Street Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

3% 13-19
30% 20-29
20% 30-39
13% 40-49
7% 50-59
27% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

37% Female
63% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

3% Good
97% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

3% Cop
97% Unknown

A Nightmare on Elm Street FAQ

When was A Nightmare on Elm Street released?

A Nightmare on Elm Street was released on Friday November 9th, 1984.

Who plays the lead role(s) in A Nightmare on Elm Street?

The lead role is played by Heather Langenkamp in the role of Nancy Thompson.

How much did A Nightmare on Elm Street cost to make?

The budget was $1,800,000.

How much money did A Nightmare on Elm Street make?

The worldwide revenue was $25,685,134.

Is A Nightmare on Elm Street on Netflix?

No, A Nightmare on Elm Street is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is A Nightmare on Elm Street on Amazon Prime?

No, A Nightmare on Elm Street is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is A Nightmare on Elm Street on Disney Plus?

No, A Nightmare on Elm Street is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States