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The Dead Zone [DVD] [1983]

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  • Release Date: 08/15/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Memories from the Dead Zone
    • The Look of The Dead Zone
    • The Politics of The Dead Zone
    • Visions from The Dead Zone
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Dead Zone
    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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Christopher Walken
      Christopher Walken - Johnny Smith
    • Brooke Adams
      Brooke Adams - Sarah Bracknell
    • Tom Skerritt
      Tom Skerritt - Sheriff Bannerman
    • Herbert Lom
      Herbert Lom - Dr. Sam Weizak
    • Anthony Zerbe
      Anthony Zerbe - Roger Stuart



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great thriller and adaptation of the novel

      Posted
      CrimsonKing42

      The Dead Zone begins when Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken) gets into a horrific car accident that leaves him in a lengthy coma. Upon waking up, he realizes that he has gained the ability to see things about the people and objects that he touches, including the future and their secrets. Unfortunately for Johnny, his world has completely changed, since his former fiancee is now married to another man and has a family. To get over these significant changes, Johnny uses his skill to help others, which leads him to participate in the hunt for a serial killer and even go up against a crooked politician who seeks the presidency. This film is very well-acted, and thanks to David Croenenberg's taut direction, is filled with suspense and vibrant, grim images in all the right places. It is easy to identify with Johnny's plight, just as it becomes unavoidable that the audience fears the things he seeks to stop. This is easily one of the best adaptations of a Stephen King novel, and it is very faithful to its source novel. If you like King and/or a good thriller, then you should definitely give this one a shot.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good King adaptation.

      Posted
      heybert17
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      Considering some of the hatchet jobs done to King's stories over the years this is one of the better book to movie adaptations. It keeps most of the story and character details intact. Interesting story with a hint of the classic King macabre.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of the best Stephen King adaptations

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      MoreHumanThanHuman
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      Great story mixed with great actors such as the iconic Christopher Walken and great directing by David Cronenberg.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Stephen King

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      Jacob85
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      Great movie. If you like Stephen King this this is a must have in your movie collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie for King fans!

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      slovack
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      See where USA got the idea for The Dead Zone TV Series, a great movie!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Dead Zone Blu-Ray

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      BigTim
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      Upgrading all my good movies to Blu-Ray. Great movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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