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The Dead Zone (1983)

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability.

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Sheriff Bannerman
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Roger Stuart
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Vera Smith
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Sonny Elliman (as Geza Kovacs)
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Dardis
Julie-Ann Heathwood ...
Amy
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Storyline

Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems... Written by Paul Reynolds <pauljr@innotts.co.uk>

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In his mind, he has the power to see the future. In his hands, he has the power to change it. See more »


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Release Date:

21 October 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Dead Zone  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,556,083 (USA) (23 October 1983)

Gross:

$20,766,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Christopher Walken and Colleen Dewhurst previously appeared in Annie Hall (1977), which also featured Jeff Goldblum, who appeared in Cronenberg's next film, The Fly (1986). Brooke Adams previously appeared with Goldblum in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). See more »

Goofs

After Dr.Weizak finds Johnny's new home and is invited inside, he begins to pull out medication from his bag. Johnny stops him and Dr.Weizak puts the medication on the table and sits down. In the next scene when he stands up again, the medication is gone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Johnny Smith: [Johnny is reading "The Raven" to his class] And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting, on the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door, and his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, and the lamp light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor, and my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor, shall be lifted... nevermore.
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Crazy Credits

As the opening titles roll, certain parts (or "dead zones") of the screen become blocked out, until the part of the screen you can see spell out the title "The Dead Zone." See more »

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brilliant
20 November 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Christopher Walken is in the top 3 of my favorite actors and the dead zone may be my fave (not the best mind you, but my personal fave)... Walken gives a brilliant and believable performance in easily the best King adapted film... atmospheric and frightening it has an incredible supporting cast... Anthony Zerbe and Tom Skerritt are excellent! An absolute must see...


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