Director: David Cronenberg Cast: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt

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Christopher Walken plays a schoolteacher, Johnny Smith, who awakens from a five-year coma. He discovers that he has acquired the ability to foretell a person's future simply by touching his or her hand. After seeing several examples, Smith's doctor (Herbert Lom) becomes convinced that Smith can not only predict the future, but also has the power to change it. This ability is given its severest test when Smith shakes the hand of ruthless political candidate Greg Stillson (Martin Sheen) -- and suddenly has a flash-forward to a nuclear holocaust. The Dead Zone is not only one of the best-ever Stephen King adaptations, but also one of the most consistently successful (and least gory) efforts of director David Cronenberg.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/15/2009
UPC: 0032429068682
Original Release: 1983
Rating: R
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:43:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Christopher Walken Johnny Smith
Brooke Adams Sarah Bracknell
Tom Skerritt Sheriff Bannerman
Herbert Lom Dr. Sam Weizak
Anthony Zerbe Roger Stuart
Colleen Dewhurst Henrietta Dodd
Martin Sheen Greg Stillson
Nicholas Campbell Frank Dodd
Sean Sullivan Herb Smith
Jackie Burroughs Vera Smith
Geza Kovacs Sonny Elliman
Roberta Weiss Alma Frechette
Simon Craig Chris Stuart
Jim Bearden Deputy #1
Wally Bondarenko Reporter
Deirdre Bowen Actor
Les Carlson Brenner
Bill Copeland Secretary of State
Wee Willie Davis Ambulance Driver
Roger Dunn Reporter
Peter Dvorsky Dardis
Ramon Estevez Teenage Boy with Camera
Barry Flatman Walter Bracknell
Janet Hirshenson Actor
Chapelle Jaffe Nurse
Jane Jenkins Actor
Jack Messinger Therapist
Ken Pogue Vice President
Claude Rae Reporter
Helene Udy Weizaks Mother

Technical Credits
David Cronenberg Director,Screenwriter
Jon G. Belyeu Special Effects
Jeffrey Boam Screenwriter
John Board Asst. Director
Deirdre Bowen Casting
Shane Cardwell Stunts
Jeffrey Chernov Associate Producer
David Coatsworth Set Decoration/Design
Peter Cox Stunts
Bryan Day Sound/Sound Designer
Olga Dimitrov Costumes/Costume Designer
Barbara Dunphy Art Director
John M. Eckert Production Manager
Debra Hill Producer
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Mark Irwin Cinematographer
Shonagh Jabour Makeup
Loren Jones Stunts
Michael Kamen Score Composer
Carey Loftin Stunts
Steve Maslow Sound/Sound Designer
Dwayne McLean Stunts
David Rigby Stunts
Ronald Sanders Editor
Carol Spier Production Designer
Jerome Tiberghien Stunts
Greg Walker Stunts
Richard Warlock Stunts
Stephen King Source Author

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Dead Zone
1. When All Was Well
2. A Terrible Accident
3. The Passage of Time
4. Second Sight
5. Sarah
6. A Good Boy
7. Castle Rock Killer
8. Making Bookcases
9. Another Murder
10. Sent From Hell
11. Alone
12. Stillson for Senate
13. Drowning
14. My Destiny
15. A Gift
16. It's Over

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Dead Zone 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read the book first, and when the movie was released, I was in line to see it. Afterward, I realized that it was the best adaptation of a King story ever. None of his other books had translated well to film in my opinion. But this one was right on. Since that time, I have seen several King books-to-film projects, and the Green Mile is another book that translated well to the movies. But there is something about The Dead Zone that keeps drawing me back. It's even a TV series now. Not nearly as well-done, but nonetheless, it keeps Johnny alive for a little while longer.
creeper More than 1 year ago
This is quite old,but real good-----not gory or scary,but just a strange story.To see walken and sheen when they were younger is worth it in itself.If you like s.k.,then add to your shelf............keep on creeping.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i heard that this show was coming out i knew it was a must see and have for everyone who likes the storys that king writes.