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ranked #7 out of 11 movies rated 3.95 out of 5 total 42 votes

The Dead Zone

The missiles are flying. Hallelujah, Hallelujah! (Greg Stillson)

The Dead Zone
Year: 1983
Director: David Cronenberg
Screenplay: Jeffery Boam
Actors: Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, …
Runtime: 103min


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Summary of The Dead Zone film plot

Johnny Smith, a young school teacher, has a terrible car accident which sends him into coma for five years. As he awakes he has the ability to see into people’s past and future when he touches them. Johnny is confused and he doesn’t appreciate his new ability at all, although his visions safe other people’s lifes. His visions even help the police to find a murderer. But one day he touches the rising local politician, Greg Stillson. Johnny sees that Stillson will be someday elected president of the United States and that he will cause death and nuclear destruction. Johnny is determined to change this possible future and tries to assassinate Stillson.

Main differences between film and the Stephen King book - The Dead Zone

  • In the book Sarah isn’t a supporter of Greg Stillson.

What TheDarkKing thinks about the The Dead Zone movie

The Dead Zone is a terrific psychological thriller with a fantastic performance of Christopher Walken as Johnny Smith. The Dead Zone film adaption stays very true to the novel with only minor changes, but this is really negligible. Still I would go that far to say that the film adaption is maybe not better, but more thrilling and exciting than the book. The novel is somewhat slow in pace. But maybe it’s just the brilliant Mr. Walken and his eerie, intense performance that gives the film the extra thrill.

The story itself is an intriguing plot about loss and sacrifice. Johnny is a normal guy who lives a normal live until he has a terrible case of bad luck. He looses 5 years of his live, his girlfriend, his job, his mother and gets this frightening ability in return. He can’t hide from the terrible images his visions show him. All of a sudden the responsibility for survivial of mankind rests on his shoulders.
Christopher Walken is brilliant in the role of Johnny. And Martin Sheen is a really good very bad politician.

The Dead Zone is a very intense, unforgettable thriller which leaves you with the question how you would have reacted if you had the bad luck to be Johnny Smith.

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