Dead Zone

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Dead Zone ★★★ 1983 (R)

Diffident teacher Johnny Smith (Walken) gains extraordinary psychic powers following a near-fatal car accident and a five-year coma. He has developed the ability to foresee a person's future by touching their hands—and when he shakes the hand of presidential candidate Greg Stillson (Sheen), he foresees a holocaust. So Johnny decides to use his “gift” to save mankind from impending evil. A good adaptation of the Stephen King thriller. 104m/ C VHS, DVD . Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst; D: David Cronenberg; W: Jeffrey Boam; C: Mark Irwin; M: Michael Kamen.