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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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6   5   4   3   2   1  
2007   2006   2005   2004   … See all »
3 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Space [Canada] | USA Network

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Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

16 June 2002 (USA) See more »

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Stephen King's Dead Zone See more »

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1.78 : 1
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The cane that Johnny (Anthony Michael Hall) used throughout the series, is the same one used by Stu Redman in The Stand (1994), and Andre Linoge in Storm of the Century (1999), just with a different head. All three stories were adapted from Stephen King novels. 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 »

Quotes

Johnny Smith: Okay, one of my visions was a little off.
Bruce Lewis: 'A little off'. Do you understand what it means in the context of the rest of humanity for your brain to be 'a little off'? That puts you in another galaxy far, far away.
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Referenced in Dreamcatcher (2003) See more »

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Dead Zone Epic
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Heard in all episodes starting with Season 4
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Interesting blend of drama and science- fiction
13 May 2003 | by Blade_Le_FlambeurSee all my reviews

"The Dead Zone" stands out as one of the better shows on Television today. The acting, especially by Anthony Michael Hall is completely belieavable and dramatic, sucking you into his life and his pains as he see disturbing images of the future and past. This show sometimes gets gory with the images of blood, death, etc. However, it isn't too hard to watch and the amount of blood stays reasonable. The script doesn't stand out as much as the other features. It's still relatively solid, but has some flaws concerning the love between Sara and Johnny, making it a bit too cliche and corny. Sometimes, the script also loses sight of the episode and eventually just spins out to human drama. Other flaws include the occassional boring episode or Hall's performance as Johnny sometimes falls flat. The special effects though, are amazing. When Johnny touches someone and sees the past or future, the editing and the effects quickly change to show what happened or what's going to happen. It's amazing to see it work, everything builds together so well and the effects of murder, or the entire area being frozen with Johnny walking through is spectacular. I applaud the USA channell for restoring Television with the two arguablly greatest shows to watch: "The Dead Zone" and "Monk". 9.5/10


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