The Dead Zone

The Dead Zone (1983)

In his mind, he has the power to see the future. In his hands, he has the power to change it.

  • Genre: Thriller, Horror, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1983-10-21
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 1392 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Lorimar Film Entertainment
  • Production Country: Canada, United States of America
  • Director: David Cronenberg
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Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee's home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

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  • Christopher Walken

    as Johnny Smith
  • Brooke Adams

    as Sarah Bracknell
  • Tom Skerritt

    as Sheriff George Bannerman
  • Herbert Lom

    as Dr. Sam Weizak
  • Anthony Zerbe

    as Roger Stuart
  • Colleen Dewhurst

    as Henrietta Dodd
  • Martin Sheen

    as Greg Stillson
  • Nicholas Campbell

    as Frank Dodd
  • Helene Udy

    as Weizak's Mother
  • Cindy Hinds

    as Natalie
  • Sean Sullivan

    as Herb Smith
  • Jackie Burroughs

    as Vera Smith
  • Géza Kovács

    as Sonny Elliman
  • Roberta Weiss

    as Alma Frechette
  • Simon Craig

    as Chris Stuart
  • Peter Dvorsky

    as Dardis
  • Julie-Ann Heathwood

    as Amy
  • Barry Flatman

    as Walt
  • Raffi Tchalikian

    as Denny #1
  • Ken Pogue

    as Vice President
  • Gordon Jocelyn

    as Five-Star General
  • Bill Copeland

    as Secretary of State
  • Jack Messinger

    as Therapist
  • Chapelle Jaffe

    as Nurse
  • Ramon Estevez

    as Teenage Boy with Camera
  • Joseph Domenchini

    as Young Weizak
  • Roger Dunn

    as Reporter
  • Vladimir Bondarenko

    as Reporter
  • Claude Rae

    as Reporter
  • John Koensgen

    as T.V. Anchorman
  • Leslie Carlson

    as Brenner
  • James Bearden

    as Deputy #1
  • Hardee T. Lineham

    as Deputy #2
  • William B. Davis

    as Ambulance Driver
  • Seirge LeBlanc

    as Denny #2
  • Vera Winiauski

    as Polish Peasant
  • Joe Kapnaiko

    as Polish Peasant
  • David Rigby

    as Truck Driver
Directing David Cronenberg Director
Editing Ronald Sanders Editor
Writing Jeffrey Boam Screenplay
Production Debra Hill Producer
Production Janet Hirshenson Casting
Writing Stephen King Novel
Production Jane Jenkins Casting
Production Dino De Laurentiis Producer
Production Dino De Laurentiis Executive Producer
Camera Mark Irwin Director of Photography
Sound Michael Kamen Original Music Composer
Production Deirdre Bowen Casting
Art Carol Spier Production Design
Crew Shane Cardwell Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Olga Dimitrovová Costume Design
Art Barbara Dunphy Art Direction
Production Jeffrey Chernov Associate Producer
Production John M. Eckert Production Manager
Crew Greg Walker Stunts
Crew Dwayne McLean Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Shonagh Jabour Makeup Artist
Crew Loren Janes Stunts
Crew David Rigby Stunts
Crew Jérôme Tiberghien Stunts
Directing John Board First Assistant Director
Crew Rick Forsayeth Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Jenny Arbour Hairstylist
Art Tom Coulter Set Decoration
Crew Tom Bishop Sr. Stunts
Directing Otta Hanus Second Assistant Director
Directing Lydia Wazana Third Assistant Director
Crew Peter Cox Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Maureen Mestan Hair Assistant
Crew Leslie Munro Stunts