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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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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Official Sites:

Space [Canada] | USA Network

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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Dead Zone See more »

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Greg Stilson is played by Sean Patrick Flannery, best known for playing the young Indiana Jones. That character was originally played in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade by River Phoenix. Phoenix and his cast mate Bradley Gregg previously appeared together in another Stephen King adaptation, Stand by Me. In the film The Dead Zone, Johnny and Greg are played by Christopher Walken and Martin Sheen, who appeared together in another Steven Spielberg film, Catch Me If You Can. See more »

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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 »

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Johnny Smith: I had the perfect life until I was in a coma for six years. And then I woke up, and found my fiancé
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Johnny Smith: married to another man. My son
[pause]
Johnny Smith: doesn't know who I am. Everything has changed, including me. One touch
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Johnny Smith: and I could see things. Things that happened. Things that will happen. You should see what I see...
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Spun-off from The Dead Zone (1983) See more »

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Performed by Jeff Buckley
Heard in all episodes starting with Episode 2 through the end of Season 3
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Impressive
6 August 2006 | by fiksveSee all my reviews

I was very skeptical when I sat down to watch this. I loved the book when I read it a long time ago, but had a hard time imagining how the concept could possibly be stretched over a series. Nor had I heard anything about the show, and its currently in its fifth season.

The pilot is taken from the book, an excellent dramatization of Stephen Kings thriller, and a perfect appetizer for those of us who has read it. Then the series continues on its own, and although it occasionally suffers from the absence of the original author, most episodes are excellent -- Sporting engaging plots and good acting.

I consider 'Dead zone' among the best cinematic productions based upon the works of Stephen King, right up there with 'Storm of the century'


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