The Dead Zone

Synopsis: Johnny Smith wakes from a coma due to a car accident, only to find he has lost five years of his life, and yet gained psychic powers. Foreseeing the future appears to be a 'gift' at first, but ends up causing problems...
Director(s): David Cronenberg
Production: Paramount Pictures
  7 wins & 4 nominations.
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103 min

- You. You're the boy.

I am the boy?

She saved you. She's alive, Sam.

- Who?

- Your mother.

- No, that is not possible, John.

- She survived.

John, my mother is dead.

She's alive. I know her name,

I know where she lives.

But that is not possible, John.

How could you know that? How...

I'm scared, Sam.

What's happening to me?

- Hello?

- Hello.

- May I speak to...

- Yes?

- Is Johanna there, please?

- One moment.

Hello? Hello, who is this, please?


Well, you are either in possession of

a very new human ability,

or a very old one.


Over here will be fine. Thank you.

I'm trying to get you back on your feet

in a day or two.


This should help you get

some of your strength back.

What's on your mind, Sam?

You were right, John, about my mother.

I got the number from Information.

There it was, right in the phone book.

Did you talk to her?

No, I didn't. I...

She came to the phone,

but I just couldn't talk to her. I...

I hung up.

- Why?

- Why?

Because it wasn't meant to be.

It wasn't meant to be.

Chug, chug, chug. Come on, easy now.

Keep it moving. Keep it moving.

Come on.

Weight down, knees up.

Keep it moving, keep it moving.

Chug, chug.

- That's it.

- That's it?

After all I've done, that's what I get?

Eight lousy steps?

I counted 10.

I'd really like to see you do

some serious chugging.

I'm gonna take a run

around the building.

- You'll stay out here?

- Okay.

- Keep chugging?

- Okay.

I'll see you when I get back.


They told me you were outside.

I am.

I didn't know if I should come or not.

It's all right.

You got your hair cut.

Yeah, a long time ago.

You lost weight.

They call it coma diet,

"Lose weight while you sleep."

I guess you know I got married.

I heard that.

I think you'd like him.

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Jeffrey Boam

Jeffrey David Boam (November 30, 1946 – January 24, 2000) was an American screenwriter and film producer. He is known for writing the screenplays for Lethal Weapon 2 and 3, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Innerspace, and The Lost Boys. Boam's films had a cumulative gross of over US$1 billion. He was educated at Sacramento State College and UCLA. Boam died of heart failure on January 24, 2000 at age 53. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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