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The Dead Zone 

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Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes great pleasure in showing his young students the wonders of the natural world. He is ... See full summary »
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Anthony Michael Hall ...  Johnny Smith 81 episodes, 2002-2007
Nicole de Boer ...  Sarah Bracknell Bannerman 72 episodes, 2002-2007
Chris Bruno ...  Sheriff Walt Bannerman / ... 69 episodes, 2002-2007
John L. Adams ...  Bruce Lewis 65 episodes, 2002-2007
David Ogden Stiers ...  Reverend Purdy 40 episodes, 2002-2007
Bill Mondy ...  Deputy Roscoe / ... 34 episodes, 2002-2006
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Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes great pleasure in showing his young students the wonders of the natural world. He is also newly-engaged to a loving fiancée named Sarah, a fellow teacher he's known since childhood, and is a good son to his widowed mother, who lives nearby. Johnny's life is nearly perfect, until the day his life is interrupted by a nearly fatal car crash that leaves him in a deep coma. Six years later, Johnny finally regains consciousness and discovers that life as he once knew it has completely changed. His mother has passed away, and Sarah has gone on to marry someone else, and now has a son. But Johnny himself is also not the same person he once was: he now finds himself in possession of amazing psychic powers which allow him to see into the lives of anyone he touches. Now, as Johnny attempts to reacquaint himself with a life he has been away from for six years, he must also begin a quest to come ... Written by Ronos

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You should see what he sees.


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In the series The Dead Zone John L Adams his hair goes from dreadlocks to short in the series . See more »

Goofs

Johnny's hairstyle changes back and forth several times during the episodes "Wheel of Fortune" and "What It Seems" because of reshoots that were done a year after the initial filming. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Janet Gibson: We've done everything we know how to do.
Bruce Lewis: But you haven't done everything Johnny knows how to do.
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Referenced in Dreamcatcher (2003) See more »

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New Year's Prayer
Performed by Jeff Buckley
Heard in all episodes starting with Episode 2 through the end of Season 3
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good characters make good stories
4 June 2006 | by figment111See all my reviews

This is one of those shows where the main characters are driven to put aside the problems they have with each other because they know that there are more important things. Those are the kind of characters I can enjoy watching. In this case they all know that Johnny (Anthony Michael Hall) has real visions not crazy visions or psychic hotline visions, but real visions. And that they can help him thwart the events that would otherwise lead to deaths or disaster if they trust each other and work together. This leads to the compelling stories that aren't about his visions. Sarah (Nicole de Boer) and Johnny were engaged before his car accident turned 6 year coma. However, during that coma she married the local sheriff (Chris Bruno). So watching as Johnny and the sheriff become friends is very interesting. Rev. Gene Purdy (David Ogden Stiers) as the man in charge of Johnny's inheritance is also an interesting study in suspense because the viewer can't tell if he is an imperfect man trying to do good, or someone with malicious intent. Johnny's best friend Bruce (John L. Adams) is someone he can share all his secrets with and their conversation is also where some of the quality humor of the show comes through. This show is definitely one to watch.


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