A young man awakens from a six-year coma with the ability to see into peoples futures.



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Maggie MacGowan


Johnny Smith is a high school teacher in love with Sarah Bracknell, a music teacher at the same school. But Johnny is smashed up in a horrendous car accident and slips into a coma that lasts for six years. When he awakens, Sarah has married another man, while his once-latent psychic powers come to flower. He now has visions that reveal things from both the past and the future. And this puts him in the path of a serial killer. Written by J. Spurlin

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Rated R for a sexual reference | See all certifications »






Release Date:

5 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Zone - Das zweite Gesicht  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the first two episodes of the television series. They originally aired as two separate episodes, part two ("What It Seems") airing the week after part one ("Wheel of Fortune"). They were edited together into one movie for the DVD release and subsequent television airings. The movie eliminates episode titles whatsoever and is just called The Dead Zone. In the original episodic television airings of the second half of the movie, also known as "What It Seems", it included the show's normal opening credits and theme song. See more »


Johnny's hair changes back and forth throughout the movie as a result of re-shoots that were done a year after the original shoot. See more »


Follows The Dead Zone (2002) See more »


Written by Santo Farina, Johnny Farina, Ann Farina
Performed by Santo & Johnny
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Great if you havent read the book
12 April 2003 | by (Burke, Virginia) – See all my reviews

The straight to video version of the dead zone is a great movie provided you dont expect the whole plot of Greg Stilson in it. For time constaints and budget this flick only focuses on the Murders and how Johnny Smith has to stop the killer. Not as good as the origional movie but worth renting for a good scifi/drama. Highlights: anthony Michael Hall's Johnny Smith.


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