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Original title: Dead Zone, The
DVD Release Date
• R1: Aug 19, 2003
1 hour, 43 minutes
Dino De Laurentiis Company, Lorimar Film Entertainment
Studio De Laurentiis Entertainment Group, Paramount
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• The Dead Zone (1983)
• Stephen Kings Dead Zone (1984)
|Genre: Sci-Fi, Psychic, Disturbing, Supernatural, Cult Classic, Serial Killer, Doctor, Futuristic, Gore|
Tagline: In his mind, he has the power to see the future. In his hands, he has the power to change it.
Plot: Cronenberg's first foray into mainstream filmmaking is also one of his most satisfying pictures. Adapted from a Stephen King novel, it stars Walken as Johnny, a man who has been in a coma for five years and wakes up to realize that he can tell a person's fate just by touching them. Realizing that he can change the future as well, Johnny soon gets intervenes in a number of would-be tragedies. Consequently, he soon becomes famous for his gift, but he longs for his former life, when he still had his job, his fiancee, and a normal life. However, when he shakes hands with a future president of the US (Sheen, in a wonderfully hammy performance) who could end up being the biggest mass murderer since Hitler, Johnny wrestles with what seems to be his destiny. Walken's bravura performance forms the soul of this excellent and touching
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Well acted and directed this stands out as one of the better movies based on King's large body of work.
Little gore or sex to speak of, but it's a great movie. The best thing, by far, is Walken's performance.
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