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THE DEAD ZONE

THE DEAD ZONE

THE DEAD ZONE

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1983 / 103min / DCP

DIRECTOR: DAVID CRONENBERG

CAST: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN, BROOKE ADAMS, TOM SKERRITT, MARTIN SHEEN

Schoolteacher Johnny Smith loses his old life and his fiancée after a car accident puts him in a five-year coma, then wakes up with the mixed blessing of newfound psychic ability which shows him the grim future that awaits should slimeball politician Martin Sheen be allowed to continue his meteoric rise. As Smith, Christopher Walken gives one of the most touching performances of his storied career, while Cronenberg accesses his melodramatic side in exploring the tragic dimension of King’s story.

DCP courtesy of the TIFF Film Reference Library

The Dead Zone is screening as part of the series Written by Stephen King. Click here for more info.