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The Dead Zone -- A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability.

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Director:
Writers:
Jeffrey Boam (screenplay)
Stephen King (novel)
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Release Date:
21 October 1983 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In his mind, he has the power to see the future. In his hands, he has the power to change it.
Plot:
A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
7 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Better Than The Book See more (171 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
David Cronenberg 
 
Writing credits
Jeffrey Boam (screenplay)

Stephen King (novel)

Produced by
Jeffrey Chernov .... associate producer
Debra Hill .... producer
Dino De Laurentiis .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Michael Kamen 
 
Cinematography by
Mark Irwin 
 
Film Editing by
Ronald Sanders 
 
Casting by
Deirdre Bowen 
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Carol Spier 
 
Art Direction by
Barbara Dunphy 
 
Set Decoration by
Tom Coulter 
 
Costume Design by
Olga Dimitrov 
 
Makeup Department
Jenny Arbour .... hair stylist
Shonagh Jabour .... makeup artist
Maureen Mestan .... hair assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
John M. Eckert .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Board .... first assistant director
Otta Hanus .... second assistant director
Lydia Wazana .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Alfred .... draftsman
Jon Bankson .... head carpenter (as John Bankson)
Kirk Cheney .... head carpenter
Janet Cormack .... scenic painter
Jim Craig .... storyboard artist
Joe Curtin .... construction manager
Dan Davis .... assistant art director
Gary Jack .... set dresser
Nick Kosonic .... scenic painter
Jo-Ann Ladenheim .... trainee art director
Peter Lauterman .... property master
Steve Meil .... scenic painter (as Steven Meil)
Don Miloyevich .... assistant props
Harry Pavelson .... scenic painter
Tom Reid .... set dresser
Myles Roth .... carpenter
Robert Wiens .... carpenter
Gareth Wilson .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Bryan Day .... sound mixer
Michael C. Gutierrez .... sound editor (as Michael Gutierrez)
Duane Hartzell .... sound editor
Devon Heffley Curry .... sound editorial coordinator (as Devon Heffley)
Michael LaCroix .... boom operator (as Michael Lacroix)
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
David E. Stone .... sound editor (as David Stone)
Kendrick Sweet .... sound editor (as Ken Sweet)
Eric Tomlinson .... sound recording engineer
Bill Varney .... sound re-recording mixer
Caryl Wickman .... sound editor
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor (as David Yewdall)
Don White .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Calvin Joe Acord .... special effects foreman (as Calvin Acord)
Jon G. Belyeu .... special effects coordinator (as Jon Belyeu)
Derek Howard .... special effects
Clark Johnson .... special effects
Michael Kavanagh .... special effects
Laird McMurray .... special effects
Mark Molin .... special effects
Michael Neumann .... special effects
D. Harry Persad .... special effects
Gianico Pretto .... special effects
Sonan Sookad .... special effects
David Zimmerman .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Michael Lennick .... video electronic effects
 
Stunts
Shane Cardwell .... stunts
Peter Cox .... stunts
Rick Forsayeth .... stunts (as Dick Forsayeth)
Loren Janes .... stunts
Carey Loftin .... stunt coordinator: milk truck stunt
Dwayne McLean .... stunts
Leslie Munro .... stunts
David Rigby .... stunts
Jérôme Tiberghien .... stunts (as Jerome Tiberghien)
Greg Walker .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Scotty Allan .... best boy (as Scotty Allen)
Jock Brandis .... gaffer
Ira Cohen .... electrician
Christopher Dean .... grip
John Herzog .... electrician
David Hynes .... grip
Maris H. Jansons .... key grip (as Maris Jansons)
Robin Miller .... first assistant camera
Donna Mobbs .... second assistant camera
Gary Phipps .... generator operator
Rick Porter .... still photographer
Steve Shapiro .... photographer: Stillson
Mark Silver .... grip
John Stoneman .... underwater camera operator
David J. Woods .... camera trainee (as David Woods)
Christophe Bonnière .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Peter Lavender .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Denise Cronenberg .... wardrobe mistress (as Denise Woodley)
Maureen Gurney .... wardrobe assistant
Arthur Rowsell .... wardrobe master
 
Editorial Department
Tim Dunphy .... editor trainee
Elaine Foreman .... assistant editor
Michael Rea .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
James Guthrie .... musical effects engineer
Michael Kamen .... music arranger
Michael Kamen .... conductor (uncredited)
Michael Kamen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
John McClure .... music mixer (uncredited)
Sidney Sax .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Eric Tomlinson .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Brown .... driver
David Chudnovsky .... driver (as David Chud)
Mike Curran .... transportation coordinator (as Michael Curran)
Alex Dawes .... driver
Allen Kosonic .... driver captain (as Al Kosonic)
Jerome McCann .... driver
Izidore K. Musallam .... driver (as Izidore Musallam)
Cactus Simser .... driver (as Cactus)
 
Other crew
Andreas Blackwell .... production assistant
Randi Chernov .... assistant: Ms. Hill
David Coatsworth .... location manager
Jesse Cohoon .... craft service
Richard Cosgrave .... horse wrangler (as Richard Cosgrove)
Dino De Laurentiis .... presenter
Prudence Emery .... publicist
Tom Glass .... horse wrangler
Jeremy F. Keable .... biomedical advisor
Philippa King .... production coordinator
Lyn Lucibello .... assistant accountant
Carol McBride .... assistant: Mr. Cronenberg
Heather McIntosh .... production accountant
Carolyn McKenzie .... office assistant
Susan Starre McKibbin .... assistant accountant (as Susan McKibbin)
Andrea Poulis .... office assistant
Gillian Richardson .... script supervisor
John Scott .... horse wrangler
Simon Clery .... security officer (uncredited)
Richard Cornblum .... weapons handler (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
103 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (Dolby Stereo)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the WWII scene, civilians in the burning city are speaking Polish.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Henrietta Dodd is shot, she grabs the banister for a few seconds. At that time, there is no blood on her hands or the banister. A split second later, she falls to the floor and there is blood on her left hand and the banister.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Camptown RacesSee more »

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55 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Better Than The Book, 25 May 2005
Author: Gregory from Iron Mountian, Michigan

This movie has been running on the pay channels lately, and I have been watching repeatedly. I saw this movie years ago, and I never took the time to read the book. Therefore, I picked up the book and read it. I have read probably 25 Steven King books and in every case the book is always better than the movie, here was the first. The movie The Dead Zone is by far superior to the book. The book of course has more detail and characters, but the book's characters are boring. Martin Sheen as Greg Stillson was a perfect fit. The changes in the story, (without giving away the movie), where much better in the movie than in the book. A fun suggestion, read the book, and then watch the movie. See if I'm right…….

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