The Dead Zone


Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 90%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 76%
IMDb Rating 7.2 10 50549


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Christopher Walken as Johnny Smith
Martin Sheen as Greg Stillson
Tom Skerritt as Sheriff Bannerman
Brooke Adams as Sarah Bracknell
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1hr 43 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Ivan Lalic 6 / 10


Psychic powers are one the more often dealt subjects in the horror and SF movies, so the Cronenberg's flick about the man (Walken) that wakes up from a coma with a possibility to see the future through a series of flashbacks. As you can already guess, those predictions aren't the nice ones, so main character soon finds himself trying to utilize his new set of skills to stop a terrifying outcome that can affect the entire country and the world. What separates ''Dead Zone'' from the majority of such scripts is the end and a smooth directing and build up of tension characteristic to muck more ''serious'' genres. ''Dead zone" is one of those true '80s horror/SF/fantasy genre mainstream gems.

Reviewed by bsmith5552 8 / 10

I Can See Clearly Now!

"The Dead Zone" is an adaptation of yet another eerie Stephan King novel. The story, ably directed by David Cronenberg, is told in episodic form with five separate but linked stories involving the trials and tribulations of Johnny Smith (Christopher Walken).

Johnny is an English teacher happy in his job and engaged to a fellow teacher, Sarah Brocknell (Brooke Adams). One day while driving home, Johnny is involved in a traffic accident that leaves him comatose for five years.

When he awakes, Johnny discovers his lost five years, and under the care of Dr. Sam Weizak (Herbert Lom), begins the long road back. He is heart broken to learn that Sarah has gotten married and has a young son. One day he makes hand contact with his nurse (Chappelle Jaffe) and is overwhelmed by the feeling that her young daughter is in danger in a house fire. He manages to convince the nurse to call for help.

Later, now aware of his psychic abilities and following his recovery. Johnny is approached by Sheriff Bannerman (Tom Skerritt) who asks for his assistance in finding the Castle Rock serial killer. He examines the body of the latest victim and has a vision of the crime and the identity of the killer.

Now earning his living as a tutor, Johnny is approached by hard line millionaire Roger Stuart (Anthony Zerbe) to tutor his son who shuns contact with others. After winning the boy over, Johnny discovers that the boy is in danger by drowning during a hockey game. Johnny warns Stuart who reluctantly allows the boy to miss the game thereby saving his life.

As luck would have it, Johnny's house is directly across the street from a political dais for senatorial and presidential hopeful Greg Stillson (Martin Sheen). Stillson has his own agenda and will go to any ends to achieve his goals. While shaking hands with the candidate, Johnny through his psychic powers learns what might happen if Stillson becomes president. He then decides to take necessary action and....

An intriguing movie with a surprise twist at the film's climax. The performances are uniformly great. Walken has never been better than in the lead role as he tries to deal with his "gift". Brooke Adams is suitably sweet as the heroine who still loves the hero. Herbert Lom makes a convincing therapist who learns a long lost secret from one of Johnny's visions. Tom Skerritt, Anthony Zerbe and Martin Sheen play their roles with conviction. Collenn Dewhurst has nice little bit as the deranged mother of the serial killer. Others of note in the cast include Nicholas Campbell as Deputy Sheriff Dodd and Sean Sullivan and Jackie Burroughs as Johnny's parents.

One has to wonder, in view of the Stillson character, how Johnny would have reacted to a certain presidential candidate in 2016.

Reviewed by agro_sydney 9 / 10

Excellent Stephen King adaption and David Cronenberg film

One of my all time favorite films, Stephen King adaption, David Cronenberg film, Christopher Walken film and thriller. I first saw the Dead Zone at the cinema in Sydney in 1983 and was enthralled by this film. Christopher Walken is brilliant as John Smith in this thriller about a man who has an accident and comes out of a coma to find his life has changed and he has a "gift" to be able to see the future. An excellent support cast including Tom Skerritt, Nicholas Campbell, Colleen Dewhurst, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Brooke Adams and Anthony Zerbe. Great atmosphere and photography. A break out performance for Canadian actor Nicholas Campbell. This is a very underrated film.

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