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#101 : Résurrection - 1ère partie

Titre VO : Wheel of Fortune

Johnny Smith mène une vie idéale dans une petite ville tranquille su Maine. Il est professeur de Sciences au lycée et est fiancé à son amour de jeunesse qu’il n’a jamais cessé d’aimer, Sarah. Tout bascule le soir où il a un accident de voiture qui le plonge dans un coma de 6 ans. Quand il se réveille, tout a changé : Sarah s’est mariée avec un autre, le shériff Walt Bannerman, l’enfant qu’ils élèvent est en réalité le fils de Johnny né 9 mois après l’accident, et la mère de Johnny est morte, laissant le révérend Gene Purdy gérer son argent. Mais le plus important est que Johnny a lui-même changé : il a le don de seconde vue. D’un simple contact avec la main, il voit l’avenir ou le passé. Il sauve ainsi d’un incendie la fille de l’infirmière qui le soigne, aide son médecin vietnamien à retrouver la mère de celui-ci qu’il pensait morte à Saigon.

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Scène Shangaï

Scène Shangaï

  

Scène Purdy et Dr Tran

Scène Purdy et Dr Tran

  

Vision de Johnny avec Dr Tran

Vision de Johnny avec Dr Tran

  

Vision de Johnny avec l'infirmière McGowan

Vision de Johnny avec l'infirmière McGowan

  

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A l’age de 6 ans, Johnny Smith, patine sur un étang gelé, en voulant impressionner Sarah, une amie, il se fait renverser par un joueur de hockey. Apres avoir heurté violemment la glace, il perd connaissance. Il a alors la vision d'un joueur pris sous la glace et murmure un avertissement. Puis, un des joueurs se dirige sur l'étang pour rechercher sa crosse de hockey, la glace se fend sous ses pieds et il disparaît dans l'eau, tout comme Johnny venait de le prévoir. Formant une chaîne humaine, les joueurs et l'entraîneur parviennent à sauver le garçon en brisant la glace avec un patin.

- Vingt ans après, Johnny, maintenant professeur de biologie au collège du Main, se trouve perché dans un arbre, expliquant à ses étudiants les merveilles de la nature. À ce moment, le principal arrive et demande à ce que tout le monde descende de l'arbre pour des raisons d'assurance.
Dans la classe de musique, la jeune Sarah Bracknell donne son cours a des élèves lorsque l'attention de l'un d’eux se porte vers l'extérieur; l'élève interpelle Sarah et lui désigne Johnny par la fenêtre en train de faire le singe pendu à un arbre, ce qui fait rire toute la classe de chant.
Dans le couloir, le principal explique à Johnny qu'il préférerait qu'il fasse cours dans une classe et non dehors.
Apres s'être séparés, Johnny entre dans le placard du concierge où se trouve déjà Sarah, ils s'embrassent. En ressortant, ils se font surprendre par leurs élèves, ce qui les fait rire.
Johnny rend visite à sa mère, Vera, plus tard dans l'après-midi, il trouve le révérant Purdy dans le salon, s'observant prêcher l'évangile à la TV. Il se disent bonjours, puis sont rejoints par la mère de Johnny qui se plaint de ne plus trouver ses lunettes. Johnny lui recommande de regarder dans la cuisine, ce qu'elle fait immédiatement tout en lui demandant si il ne devait pas aller à la fête foraine ce soir avec Sarah. Il lui répond que si en effet mais il souhaitait savoir si elle était intéressée pour les accompagner puis il s’adresse au révérend pour lui dire qu'il est le bienvenue aussi. Vera revient avec ses lunettes et demande d’un air amusé comment Johnny fait pour savoir où se trouve tous les objets qu'elle égare. Vera décline l'offre et Johnny s'en va.

- Le soir venu, Johnny invite Sarah au carnaval, tout en mangeant du pop corn, elle lui demande pourquoi il n'apprécie pas le révérend Purdy. Ils arrivent ensuite à la roue de la fortune, ils y retrouvent deux de leurs élèves qui viennent de perdre leur argent. Johnny décide de les aider en les guidant dans leur choix de numéro. Apres plusieurs coups, ils ont ramassé un bon pactole et laisse tout l'argent aux adolescents après avoir récupéré la mise. Johnny et Sarah s'en vont et passent une nuit heureuse en discutant de leur futur, puis finissent par faire l'amour dans la Cadillac de Johnny. Juste avant l'aube il commence à pleuvoir, et Johnny dépose Sarah chez elle avant de partir chercher des vidéos pour passer l’après midi. Alors qu'il conduit, deux phares l’éblouissent soudain en voyant un poids lourd en face de lui. Il voit l'image de Sarah puis percute le camion. La voiture de Johnny part sur le bas côté et explose.

- Six ans après, Johnny se réveille d'un coma pendant que l'infirmière Elaine Macgowan lave son visage. Il saisit son poignet. Elaine, surprise du réveil de Johnny, tente de le rassurer puis se précipite dehors pour trouver le Dr. Tran Chi Duc, un jeune médecin vietnamien. Elaine revient aux cotés de Johnny qui s'étonne de ne pas avoir de bandages suite à l'accident. Le Dr Tran arrive, surpris par le réveille de son patient. Tran explique à Johnny qu'il a été dans un coma pendant six années qu’il se trouve maintenant dans un service de soins à long terme, ayant subi des blessures cérébrales et lui explique que ses muscles sont atrophiés. Il lui dit qu'ils en reparleront plus tard et demande à l'infirmière de continuer à le débarbouiller. Quand Elaine reprend le bain de Johnny, il est soumis à une vision horrible de la fille d'Elaine, Maggie emprisonnée, dans sa chambre à coucher pendant que le feu fait rage autour d'elle. Il voit qu'il y a eu une explosion de gaz dans la maison. Il lui dit que la baby Sitter est blessée et qu’elle ferait mieux d'appeler les pompiers, ce qu'elle fait immédiatement sans chercher à comprendre.
A l'hôpital, une infirmière prévient Tran que Johnny n'arrête pas de parler de sa mère et de sa fiancée. Tran préfère ne pas lui annoncer tout de suite que sa mère est morte et demande à l'infirmière de rechercher Sarah. Tran vient voir Johnny pour lui dire que la petite Maggie est sauvée, et cherche a lui fournir des explications sur cette soi disant vision, mais cela n'a pas l'air de convaincre Johnny. Tran lui explique que son cerveau a trouvé un nouveau moyen de fonctionner, qui lui a fallu contourner les zones endommagées et s'aventurer dans des zones que l'homme n'utilise jamais, considérées comme "zone morte". Quand Tran touche le visage de Johnny, Johnny se retrouve dans une autre vision. Cette fois, il voit la séparation de Tran et de sa mère quand il avait six ans pendant la chute de Saigon. Grâce à cette vision, il découvre que la mère du docteur est encore vivante malgré la certitude de Tran que sa mère avait été tuée par un tir de mortier pendant la chute de Saigon.

Chez les Bannerman, Sarah prépare des sandwiches au thon pour son fils, qui lui préfère visiblement les échanger avec ses camarades de classe contre quelque chose de meilleure. Son marie Walt arrive avec l'air soucieux, elle lui demande ce qui se passe et explique qu'une nouvelle jeune femme à été tuée dans la nord du comté qu’il s’agit sûrement de l’œuvre d'un tueur en série et lui conseille de ne plus sortir la nuit. Walt et leur fils finissent par partir lorsque le téléphone sonne, Sarah décroche et explique que son nom de jeune fille est bien Bracknell, tout en demandant pourquoi.
A l'alliance, un associé de Purdy lui annonce que l'on a des nouvelles du fils de Vera Smith. Purdy, le croyant mort, réplique que ce n'était qu'une question de temps et qu'il s'occupera du service funèbre. Mais en fait on lui apprend qu'il s'est réveillé et est plutôt heureux à l'annonce de cette nouvelle.
A l'hôpital, dans sa voiture, Sarah se prépare à aller voir Johnny; elle se maquille mais maladroitement elle s'énerve sur le maquillage tout en tremblant puis finit par pleurer, encore sous le coup de la nouvelle du réveil de Johnny. En fin de compte elle repart en voiture sans l'avoir vu.
A l'hôpital, Johnny fait de la rééducation avec son entraîneur physique Bruce Lewis, tout en discutant des événements passés durant ces 6 dernières années. Apres une petite pause durant les exercices, Bruce touche accidentellement Johnny et celui-ci lui dis de ne pas s'inquiéter pour la flotte; Bruce, en se relavant lui demande de quoi il parle lorsqu'il fait tomber une bouteille d'eau, ce qui le laisse interloqué.

Tran et Purdy discutent du cas de Johnny. Le docteur lui explique qu'il vont procéder à une expérience pour voir comment réagi son cerveau durant ses visions; Tran au début réticent, fini par accepter. Lors de l'expérience, Johnny rencontre le vieil oncle du Dr. Tran qui a vu la mère de ce dernier mourir. En le touchant, Johnny est transporté dans une vision d'une rue de Saigon assaillie avec des habitants terrifiés et bousculés par des explosions. Etant témoin de la scène du point de vue de l'oncle de Tran, il observe la scène de la soi disant mort de la mère de Tran et finit par s'apercevoir que l'oncle a pris une autre personne pour sa sœur, celle-ci étant en fait toujours vivant suite à une explosion de mortier. De retour à la réalité Johnny explique à l'oncle que ce n'est pas sa sœur qu'il a vu mourir, qu'elle est toujours vivante. Tran et son oncle semblent visiblement choqués par cette nouvelle; tout comme le révérant Purdy est surpris de ce qu'il vient de se passer sous ses yeux.
Dans le couloir de l'hôpital; Bruce pousse Johnny dans sa chaise roulante lorsque ce dernier aperçoit Sarah à l'accueil. Ils sortent dans le parc de l'hôpital, jusqu’à un banc. Sarah lui dit qu'elle a hésité a venir, Johnny répond qu'il est content de la voir puis ils discutent des choses passées ses 6 dernières années. En se touchant, Johnny à une vision de Sarah et Walt. Sarah lui apprend qu'elle a un fils nommé Johnny; il comprend ainsi que c'est le sien. Avec émotion, Johnny dit à Sarah ne pas lui dire la vérité, l'assurant qu'il l'aime toujours et que le plus grand cadeau qu'il peut lui donner est sa liberté. Sarah repart en larmes.

S'en suit une scène où l'on voit Johnny faire sa rééducation aux cotés de Bruce, Sarah chez elle et Purdy dans une chapelle.
Pendant ce temps, le Dr. Tran voyage dans la ville de Minh de chi de Ho à la recherche de sa mère disparue depuis 37 ans et finit par la retrouver. Johnny se fait offrir un cadeau par toute l'équipe médicale où il séjournait depuis son accident.
Johnny et Bruce sont en voiture, en train de discuter de l'avenir. Johnny lui, veut reprendre l'enseignement pendant que Bruce plaisante sur une éventuelle association au casino du coin pour ramasser le pactole.
Arrivés à la maison, ils aperçoivent Sarah qui les attendait; pendant que Bruce s'occupe des affaires de Johnny se trouvant dans le coffre, Sarah s'approche de Johnny en lui disant qu'elle voudrait lui présenter quelqu'un. Johnny se retourne et aperçoit son fils jouant dans un arbre. Sarah lui explique qu'il voudrait qu'il connaisse son véritable père sans pour autant lui dire toute la vérité. Sarah et le petit Johnny s'éloignent, Bruce revient et lui dit que c’est une belle petite famille; Johnny rétorque positivement mais que c'est celle d'un autre. En prenant le gâteau des mains de Bruce, Johnny à une vision d'Allison Connover, une des infirmières de l'hôpital puis une pelle cassant la terre dans un domaine imbibé d'eau la nuit pendant qu'un orage fait rage. Regardant vers le bas une paire de bottes distinctives portées par le bêcheur, il voit un corps tombant dans l'armature et dont le visage est celui d'Allison. Johnny prévient Bruce qu'il doit appeler Allison pour l'avertir. Bruce saisit son téléphone et compose son numéro.

- Allison est juste arrivée dans sa maison et est sur le point de prendre quelque chose dans le coffre de sa voiture quand elle entend sonner le téléphone. Elle court à l'intérieur, mais les bottes distinctives de la vision de Johnny se tiennent sur le trottoir pendant que les premières gouttes de pluie commencent à tomber...

 

 

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1 1 EXT. ICE POND - DAY
A New England postcard scene. Children of all ages skating. Some older boys, wearing team jerseys, play hockey. Super: Cleaves Mills, Maine 1976.
ANGLE - CLOSER TO FIND A SIX YEAR OLD BOY not at all a bad skater for his age but something of a clown too... this is JOHNNY SMITH... and he's trying to skate backwards, showing off for SARAH BRACKNELL (6) a pretty little girl who pretends not to notice as she skates more unsteadily, giggling with a couple of girlfriends...
JOHNNY : Sarah... watch this...
But as he blindly skates backwards, he heads on a collision course toward...
THE GANG OF HOCKEY PLAYERS chasing the puck in his direction...

PLAYER#1 : Hey! Get out of the way!
Johnny doesn't even hear the warning above the wind and kids' chatter... and never sees...
THE 12-YEAR-OLD BOY (PLAYER#2) who collides with him at full speed...
JOHNNY - SLOW MOTION goes sprawling through the air as Sarah watches in horror...
ICE - SLOW MOTION as Johnny's head comes into frame, smacks hard against the ice... HIS SHORT BREATHS the only sound we hear...
INTERCUT: (CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - TEASER - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 2. 1 CONTINUED: 1
SUBLIMINAL FLASH - LOOKING UP AT SOLID BLACK ICE FROM UNDER WATER - SLOW MOTION - HIGH CONTRAST B&W
The sound of HIS SHORT BREATHS continuing from reality...
JOHNNY - FACE UP - ON THE ICE - SLOW MOTION Unconscious... eyelids luttering...more SHORT BREATHS... SUBLIMINAL FLASH - LOOKING UP AT SOLID BLACK ICE FROM
UNDER WATER - SLOW MOTION - HIGH CONTRAST B&W as hands reach up into frame, desperately try to break through the ice... SHORT BREATHS... JOHNNY - NORMAL SPEED
As the HOCKEY COACH, 32, and kids, including Sarah, gather around him...

SARAH : Johnny...?
HOCKEY COACH : Give him room... give him room...
JOHNNY : (mumbling) No.
SUBLIMINAL FLASH - LOOKING UP AT SOLID BLACK ICE FROM UNDER WATER - SLOW MOTION - HIGH CONTRAST B&W The boy continues to desperately try to break through the ice to escape the dark watery tomb... although we can't see his face, we can see now that he's wearing a hockey uniform...
JOHNNY (V.O.) : ...leave it...
JOHNNY - EXTREME CLOSE-UP
JOHNNY : ...just leave it there.
His eyes open and he catches his breath as though waking from a nightmare...
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - TEASER - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 3. 1 CONTINUED: (2) 1
THE COACH smiles down at him...

HOCKEY COACH (gently joking) : Leave what where, fella?
JOHNNY : What... happened?
HOCKEY COACH : You hit your head. We oughta get you home. Your folks might want to take you in for an X-ray.
As he helps Johnny to his feet, Johnny exchanges a glance with Sarah who's happy he's okay... Johnny's embarrassed.
HOCKEY COACH : Okay, you guys. Let's pack it in for today. Getting slick out here anyhow.
Everyone starts to move off the ice... Player#2, who collided with Johnny, looks back...
LONG SHOT - HIS HOCKEY STICK is on the ice where it fell... nobody around it... and as the wind whistles ominously across the field, we know, we just know that he shouldn't go back for it... but no one is even thinking about what Johnny said...

PLAYER#2 casually skates over to his stick...
ON JOHNNY as he's walking away... he stops, reacts and turns before he hears the sound...
JOHNNY'S POV - LONG SHOT - PLAYER#2 is bending down to pick up the stick as the ice CRACKS loudly and gives way... the boy disappears into the water...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - TEASER - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 4. 1 CONTINUED: (3) 1
HOCKEY COACH : Holy Mother of God... He sprints across the field back to the pond... as kids scream...
LOOKING UP AT SOLID BLACK ICE FROM UNDER WATER - NORMAL SPEED AND COLOR
Matching the subliminal shot we saw just moments ago, the boy can't find the opening he fell through, disoriented, his hands encounter solid ice... he flails, pounds, trying to get out...
JOHNNY : moves toward the pond but his headache intensifies...
THE HOCKEY COACH on his belly, sliding across the ice to the hole...
HOCKEY COACH : Hold my legs! Hold my legs! Where the hell is he?
ANGLE - PLAYER#1'S FACE ON THE ICE as he lays on his belly grabbing the coach's legs in a chain with the others... inches away from his face, under the ice in the water, suddenly the obscured ghostly blue face of Player#2 appears in a silent scream for help...
Player#1 yells with shock...
PLAYER#1 : He's here. He's under here!
LOOKING UP AT SOLID ICE FROM UNDER WATER
The boy continues to desperately try to break through the ice to escape the dark watery tomb... we can see obscured figures moving frantically above the ice... and now we stay for beats... and it seems forever... forever... and the boy's efforts begin to slow and then stop... until, finally, light breaks through from above... and we see the coach has used a skate to hammer through the ice... his arms reach down and grab the motionless body of the boy...
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - TEASER - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 5. 1 CONTINUED: (4) 1
ON THE SURFACE

HOCKEY COACH : Pull!
The chain of kids pulls the coach and the boy in his arms to stronger ice... and the boy is now coughing out water, shuddering from cold, but alive...
HOCKEY COACH : Help me get him to the car!
They carry him in a hurry toward the car... the others walk away from the pond still in shock...
SARAH'S VOICE : 'Just leave it there...'
Revealing Sarah standing beside Johnny who looks at her curiously...
SARAH : (thoughtfully) He should have listened to you.
As Johnny reacts...

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 6. ACT ONE
2 2 A MAPLE LEAF - CLOSE-UP -
DAY #1 After the cold of the tease, we can almost feel the warmth of spring through the TV screen. Green and lovely and perfect... Super: 1995... our shot rotates around the leaf like a kaleidoscope as it pulls back revealing a
second and third leaf on branches of a tree and then dozens of leaves until we realize we're looking down from the tree top...

JOHNNY (O.S.) :...when we look at a tree from below, we see bunches of leaves,without composition or organization, randomly spread all over the branches... but nothing in nature is random... from above, we can see how each leaf has chosen the absolute perfect position on the tree to gain exposure to sunlight... Our shot continues back to find Johnny Smith, now 26, lying on his stomach on a branch looking down at the leaves...
JOHNNY (CONT'D) : This is nature's tapestry, people... and it never ever fails to astonish.
PRINCIPAL (O.S.) : Mr. Smith...
And as Johnny reacts to the voice from below, we continue our move to reveal as many as sixteen high school sophomores in the tree around Johnny... Johnny grins down...
JOHNNY : Good morning, Mr. Pelson. We're learning about photosynthesis today...
We move down the tree to find, Dave Pelson, 40, to whom we'll refer here as PRINCIPAL.
PRINCIPAL : We're also going to learn about insurance today if you don't get down from there right now!
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 7. 2 CONTINUED: 2
JOHNNY: I wanted them to see a tree from the sun's point of view...
3 3 INT. CLASSROOM - CONTINUOUS
A music room with a girls' choir singing the old chestnut, MISTER SANDMAN under the direction of Sarah who's also 26 now... she plays an electronic keyboard as ccompanist...
CHOIR : 'Bum-bum-bum-bum... Mister Sandman, bring me a dream... make him the cutest that I've ever seen...'
The girl closest to the window just sees what's going on...
GIRL STUDENT#1 : Omigod, Ms. Bracknell... you gotta see this...
Sarah moves to the window and looks out to see --
LONG SHOT - THROUGH WINDOW - JOHNNY hanging from a branch of the tree swinging back and forth like a monkey as the other kids drop down...
JOHNNY : This is where we all started, right up here in the trees.
He makes the sound of an orangutan... Sarah watches with a controlled smile, her eyes seem to light up at the sight of him... the girls watch her watch him and grin... a couple of girls giggle and whisper to one another.
4 4 INT. HALLWAY - MOMENTS LATER
As students move between classes, Johnny enters with the principal who isn't as upset as he'd like to pretend to be... he's an admirer of Johnny's...
PRINCIPAL : It would just make me feel better about paying the electric bill if you used the classroom once in a while...
Johnny pauses just outside a door marked JANITORS, puts
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 8. 4 CONTINUED: 4
his arm around the principal's shoulder, making nice --

JOHNNY : Dave, they'll never look at a tree the same way again.
The principal throws Johnny a dubious but affectionate look and moves away... Johnny takes a beat to glance in both directions...
HIS POV - THE STUDENTS are into their own things, paying no attention to him...
RESUME JOHNNY as he casually backs up and opens the door... slips inside...
5 5 INT. JANITOR'S STORAGE ROOM - CONTINUOUS - DARK
Johnny's eyes aren't accustomed to the dark yet... A WOMAN'S LIPS COME OUT OF THE DARK presses against his... he's surprised but responds... it's a lovely kiss...

JOHNNY : I sure hope you're not Lars the janitor.
SARAH : Lars was just here. He doesn't kiss nearly as well as you do. Open your mouth.
JOHNNY : What?
SARAH : Open your mouth.
He opens his mouth and she drops in a slice of orange... as he tastes it, reacts with pleasure...
JOHNNY : Oh... that's... what is that... tangerine...?
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 9. 5 CONTINUED: 5
SARAH : Satsuma mandarin. Your taste of the day. Everybody should experience a new taste every day.
And with the juice of the orange still filling his mouth, she moves to kiss him again and they share the sweet taste...
SARAH : Tomorrow...
JOHNNY : Don't tell. Surprise me. Just keep surprising me, Sarah.
6 6 INT. HALLWAY - CLOSE ON THE CLOSET DOOR as they come out and pulling back to reveal that a dozen or so of their students are outside - waiting to razz them as they come out... they smile embarrassed...
JOHNNY (not really trying to fool anyone) : Yes, very impressive, Miss Bracknell... and be sure to pass on my compliments to the entire janitorial staff for their wellstocked inventory... ...and walk away in separate directions...
DISSOLVE TO:

7 7 EXT. UPPER CLASS NEIGHBORHOOD - DAY
Johnny drives a vintage Cadillac convertible, top down, into the driveway of a lovely home... hops out without opening the door... glances at a town car on the street, a driver waiting for a client...
8 8 INT. SMITH HOME - DAY

As the front door opens and Johnny enters to hear the voice of an evangelist (GENE PURDY, 55) preaching the gospel on television... Johnny frowns at the sound...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 10. 8 CONTINUED: 8
PURDY (TV): ...the great architects of society have been righteous men motivated by their faith in God to make this a better world...
INT. DEN - CONTINUOUS
Finding a strange sight - the man on the TV, speaking from a modest studio set, is being watched by the same man sitting on the couch, holding a remote control... the Reverend Purdy, dressed here in street clothes, is transfixed by his own performance...
PURDY (TV) : Today's self-anointed architects, the conglomerates and moneychangers who worship gold, exploit our fine work even as they tear down every holy tradition, infiltrating our governments, our universities, the media. Listen to what founding father and our second President, John Adams, wrote: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights - read any of them and you'll agree there is no question that the authors of our most cherished documents built this nation upon foundation of faith and a belief in God's law. They demanded that people like you and me, people who live our lives according to the principles set forth in the Bible, take an active role in the political future of America. We are citizens of a great nation and it is our responsibility to stop the spread of godless leadership that has corrupted every aspect of this society.
Johnny enters... reacts to the scene... Purdy looks up, embarrassed at being caught... but he's a man who never loses control and is extremely charming... he laughs at himself as he mutes the sound...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 11.8 CONTINUED: (2) 8
PURDY : Johnny... I didn't hear the door...
JOHNNY : (cool) Trying to boost your ratings, Reverend?
PURDY : Never hurts to try and see ourselves as others do. He greets the younger man with a hug that is way too personal for Johnny... Johnny's mother, VERA (59) enters... a well-groomed and handsome woman...
VERA : Gene, have you seen my glasses? I can't seem to find them anywh...
(reacting to seeing) Johnny!
JOHNNY : Did you check by the phone in the kitchen?
VERA : No, I didn't. (as she goes to kitchen, O.C.) I thought you were going to the carnival with Sarah tonight...
JOHNNY : Yeah, I'm on my way to pick her up, Ma... I just thought I'd come by to talk you into joining us. I didn't realize you had company. (to Purdy) Listen, you're welcome to join us, Reverend -- I promise not to go anywhere near the hoochie- coochie show.
PURDY : (easily) Oh, Hoochie-coochie shows -- they're my bread and butter. Without sin, no one would need me.
Johnny pauses at --
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 12.
8 CONTINUED: (3) 8

ANGLE - AS VERA RETURNS FROM THE KITCHEN with her glasses in hand...
VERA : How do you do that? (a throwaway to Purdy) He's just got a knack for finding anything I loose... (back to Johnny) Thanks for the invitation but we've got so much to do for tomorrow.
PURDY : You know, Johnny, your mother has been a godsend for the Alliance.
JOHNNY : (evenly) Yes. I know.
PURDY : Why don't you and your friend join us tomorrow at the retreat, Johnny? I promise no fire and brimstone speeches...
Johnny acknowledges 'Touche' with a sly look... and this rather defines the conflict between these two men...
JOHNNY : Some other time.
A quick kiss to his mom's cheek...
JOHNNY : Love you...
And EXITS...

A9 A9 EXT. CARNIVAL - NIGHT OF DAY #1 - JOHNNY & SARAH ON A
ROLLER COASTER (FORMERLY SCENE 10)

Sarah a natural born thrill seeker, Johnny trying to enjoy himself...
9 9 EXT. THE MIDWAY - NIGHT - THE FREAK SHOW
A fire-eater and a bearded lady...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 13. 9 CONTINUED: 9
BARKER#1 : He walks ten miles on his hands! See him bite a silver dollar in
half...!
He continues his spiel (O.S.) as we move to find Johnny walking with Sarah... moving with them --
SARAH : You ever wonder why Reverand Purdy makes you uncomfortable?
JOHNNY : You mean beside the fact that he's soaking my mother for a ton of money...?
(beat) I just get... one of my feelings... whenever I'm around him...
SARAH : They're not always right. Your feelings. (Johnny shrugs) Your mother's no fool... she knows what she's doing with her money. And besides he's probably really good in bed...
JOHNNY : I wouldn't know... and I wouldn't care to know, thank you very much...
BOY STUDENT#1'S VOICE : This is a rip-off...
GIRL STUDENT#2'S VOICE : Come on, Austin...
They look over to the voice to see --
ANGLE - THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE
Big flashy neon sign over the booth a few yards away -- a teenage boy and girl that we saw at school have been playing... but he's clearly losing...

BOY STUDENT#1 (CONT'D) : No, the whole thing's rigged...
Johnny and Sarah walk over...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 14.9 CONTINUED: (2) 9
BARKER#2 : (pointing to a certificate) State certified, son. We run an honest game here.
JOHNNY : Yeah, you just set outrageous odds against winning.
BARKER#2 : You his family?
SARAH : Teachers at his school.
BARKER#2 : The odds are posted. Perhaps the young man could use some tutoring in math. Nothing personal... (to passersby) Step right up...
Johnny eyes the barker... studies the wheel...
JOHNNY : Got any money left, Austin?
The boy's look tells him, no. Johnny reaches into his pocket and pulls out a quarter...
JOHNNY : Here. I'll stake you.
BARKER : A quarter, ladies and gentlemen, the night's big spender!
He turns the wheel... smiles generously at Johnny...
BARKER : Feeling lucky tonight, friend...?
Johnny watches the wheel turn...
JOHNNY : Actually... I am feeling lucky tonight...
As Sarah reacts to the word 'feeling'...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 15.9 CONTINUED: (3) 9
HIS EYES - THE TURNING WHEEL IS REFLECTED IN BOTH EYES THE BOY'S HAND
starts to put the quarter down on a square marked 1-10... but Johnny's reaches over and guides him to 11-20...
THE WHEEL slows and seems to stop at 10 and then it flips into the 11 slot...
REACTIONS

GIRL STUDENT#2 : You won!
BARKER : Twice is luck, once is just a fluke!
JOHNNY : Let it ride.
The boy looks at him and then back to the barker, nods okay.
BARKER : Round and round she goes...
Johnny taps the 19-27 square and the boy moves his pile... we begin --
A MONTAGE intercutting between the wheel and the boy's growing pile... Johnny steering him to play different squares... the pile growing bigger and bigger... the crowd growing bigger and bigger, too... and the barker sweating now... on one spin, Johnny pulls the money off the board and the wheel stops at "OO, NO WINNERS", the barker reacts incredulous and spins again as Johnny points the boy to a new box, the boy pushes the money forward into the game... finally ending with...

(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 16. 9 CONTINUED: (4) 9
WIDER - AS A CHEER GOES UP FROM THE CROWD THAT HAS ASSEMBLED and we know Johnny and the boy have won again... the pile is huge...

BARKER : Mister, in nine years, I've never seen a run like that. Never. (announcing)
The wheel is closed.
The crowd awes with disappointment. Turning to the boy...

BARKER : If you can wait a minute, I...I... have to get the boss to cover me.
The barker looks at Johnny, a broken man, shakes his head in disbelief... as he starts to leave...
JOHNNY : Nothing personal.
The barker moves off... and as the others congratulate the boy, Johnny picks a quarter off the pile, repaying himself his stake, and sticks it in his pocket... looks at the dazed boy...
JOHNNY : Put the rest in a college fund.
He takes Sarah's arm and walks away...
10 10 OMITTED THRU THRU 12 12 13 13 EXT. A MOUNTAIN ROAD - NIGHT
The Caddy, top down, is parked under a starry sky... we may be able to see the carnival down below in the distance... country music (circa 1995) is on the radio, softly...
CLOSER to find Johnny and Sarah snuggling under a blanket in the back seat...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 17. 13 CONTINUED: 13
SARAH : Two, three, come on, give me a number. Don't you have any feeling at all when we're like this?
JOHNNY : Yeah, I have all sorts of very nice feelings...
As he nuzzles her, she laughs...
SARAH : Johnny, I want to know... how many kids are we going to have?
JOHNNY : I see ten, no, no, fifteen... our own family hockey team...
SARAH : Don't put your money on that one, pal.
She giggles and kisses him playfully.
JOHNNY : Sarah, I don't want to wait... why don't we just elope...
She smiles, liking the sound of it...
JOHNNY : Think of it - in thirty years, I'll be the funny old biology teacher, you'll be headlining the show at the Grand Ole Opry... what a pair we'll make...
Sarah looks into his eyes with love...
SARAH : It's all happened so fast... I can't believe it yet...
JOHNNY : Fast? I've loved you my whole life.
SARAH : You sure took your time making your move.
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 18. 13 CONTINUED: (2) 13
JOHNNY : I wanted to ask you to the junior prom but I was intimidated by your newly developed breasts.
She laughs, looks into the eyes of this man and imagines for a moment how it might be to spend the rest of her life with him - and she likes what she sees. She kisses him... softly, tenderly --
SARAH : C'mere. Let's make a hockey team.
As he embraces her, we begin an appropriate MUSIC CUE TBD that ties together the following action --
14 14 EXT. MAINE LANDSCAPE (STOCK) - PRE-DAWN
A New England storm rolling in...
15 15 EXT. SARAH'S APARTMENT - PREDAWN
As they run to her door from the Caddy, top up now, he's holding his jacket over her so she won't get too soaked... they study each others' faces for a beat... he kisses her on her raindropped nose, smiles gently...

JOHNNY : Why don't you go rent us some old movies for a rainy afternoon...?
As he moves away, she watches him with love... he glances back and sees her one last time - she waves good-bye...
16 16 EXT. RURAL HIGHWAY - PREDAWN
The Cadillac, top up, moving down the road through the rain...

JOHNNY : at the wheel, still thinking of her... breeze blowing his hair... life is perfect...
ANGLE THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD wipers swiping away the rain as the car moves toward the hairpin curve... and suddenly exploding into view are two huge headlights... and on the instant we see the
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 19. 16 CONTINUED: 16
headlights, time almost seems to stand still... SLOW MOTION - JOHNNY barely has time to react... SUBLIMINAL FLASH - HIGH CONTRAST BLACK AND WHITE - SARAH, CLOSE UP - THE LAST IMAGE HE SAW OF HER OUTSIDE HER APARTMENT SHORT BREATHS the only sound. {Tech note: should match the style and sound of the tease.} SLOW MOTION - THE ONCOMING LIGHTS - BIGGER NOW We can see the huge tractor-trailer rig looming in the darkness... SUBLIMINAL FLASH - HIGH CONTRAST BLACK AND WHITE - SARAH, MEDIUM SHOT - THE LAST IMAGE HE SAW OF HER OUTSIDE HER APARTMENT SHORT BREATHS the only sound... SLOW MOTION - STAYING WITH JOHNNY as the vehicles converge, both horns blaring... the lights fill his front windshield... SUBLIMINAL FLASH - HIGH CONTRAST BLACK AND WHITE - SARAH, LONG SHOT - THE LAST IMAGE HE SAW OF HER OUTSIDE HER APARTMENT, SHE WAVES GOOD-BYE SHORT BREATHS the only sound. MUSIC CUE ENDS... END SLOW MOTION as... RESUME NORMAL SPEED - THE CADILLAC AND THE TRACTOR-TRAILER come together in a horrifying accident... the rig jackknifes... the Cadillac runs off the side of the road and begins to roll... the rig exploding into flames as the Cadillac finally stops, completely upside down... ROADSIDE - AGAINST THE FIRE OF THE RIG, THE CADILLAC'S REAR WHEEL still spins...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT ONE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 20. 16 CONTINUED: (2) 16
SUBLIMINAL FLASH - MATCHING THE CAR WHEEL SPINNING - HIGH CONTRAST BLACK AND WHITE - THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE SPINS SLOWLY... SHORT BREATHS the only sound...


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 21.
17 17 INT. HOSPITAL ROOM - DAY #2

Dark... finding a nurse, ELAINE MACGOWAN (30s), entering the room; she opens the drapes, letting sunlight in... There are two beds, an unconscious old man in one, hooked
up to an I-V...

ELAINE : (to the old man) Morning, Mister Cavis. And how're we doing today... she checks to make sure it's dripping... and then to the other bed where we find Johnny lying still on his back, unshaven, no sign of any injuries he might have ustained in the accident. A basin of water has already been placed on his bedstand.
ELAINE : Are we ready for our sponge bath, Mister Smith?
She's obviously used to talking to comatose patients.
One odd sign: the old man has flowers and get well cards. Johnny has none. She sits gently on the bed beside the motionless patient, dips the sponge in the water and she touches his face with the sponge...

ELAINE : After this, I'll give you a nice shave...
Suddenly, his eyes still closed, his arm comes up like a snake and grabs her hard by the wrist... she yelps with shock and knocks the basin of water clanging to the floor... his body shudders like an electric current is going through it... pulling away, she breaks out of his grip... and now his eyes open... he gasps for air...
JOHNNY : (croaking voice) Wrong... something's wrong...
ELAINE : Oh-my-Lord... you're awake...
He looks around disoriented...
ELAINE : It's okay. It's okay. You were in an accident...
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 22. 17 CONTINUED: 17
She runs out to the hallway, yells --

ELAINE : Dr. Tran, room fourteen, stat!
Johnny holds up his hands and inspects them slowly... touches them to his face as she returns...
JOHNNY : No... bandages?
ELAINE : You look fine...
JOHNNY : Can't believe it...
ANGLE ON THE DOOR ...the arrival of DR. TRAN CHI DUC, 31, Vietnamese, enters, reacts with surprise...
ELAINE : Look who's here, Doctor...
DR. TRAN : It's very good to meet you, Johnny. I'm Dr. Tran.
JOHNNY : Am I... okay?
DR. TRAN : You're in a long-term hospital care facility. You sustained serious brain damage.
JOHNNY : (evenly, fear humor) As opposed to unserious brain damage...?
Tran picks up the medical chart at the foot of Johnny's bed...
JOHNNY (rising panic) : I... I can't stretch out my legs... my... legs...
As Johnny struggles, Dr. Tran moves closer to the bed to calm him...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 23. 17 CONTINUED: (2) 17
DR. TRAN : With physical therapy, your legs will be fine. The muscles have atrophied.
JOHNNY : Atrophied...
He grabs the chart out of the doctor's hands...
THE CHART starting with his name... seeing and general overview of his condition that begins with the words: ADMITTED: JUNE 6, 1995... moving down to the latest entry that indicates his condition is stable... dated SEPTEMBER 1, 2001.
JOHNNY (O.S.) : I don't believe this... last night .I was...
RESUME
DR. TRAN : You've been in a coma for six years, Johnny. We had very little hope that you'd ever awaken, let alone retain any sort of cognitive abilities.
JOHNNY : Six... six years...
DR. TRAN (off the chart) : Your condition was complicated by scar tissue from an earlier injury... perhaps suffered in childhood? Do you recall...
Johnny doesn't answer, overwhelmed. Tran understands, backs off.
DR. TRAN : Well, there'll be plenty of time for questions later. We need to run tests as soon as possible. Elaine, why don't you clean him up and we'll get started.
She goes back to the bathroom to fill up her pan again. He smiles.
(CONTINUED)[/i]

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 24. 17 CONTINUED: (3) 17
DR. TRAN : Welcome back.
He exits and Elaine moves over...
ELAINE : Now, don't go feeling embarrassed. I've been washing you from head to toe for years now...
She pulls his bedclothes back and wets the towel and moves it to his neck...
ELAINE : Not too hot, is it...
Johnny doesn't answer... his eyes are still dazed... but as he feels her touch again...
SCENE FREEZES ON HIS TOUCH FOR A FRACTION OF A SECOND THEN CONTINUES
as something happens to his eyes and his arm grabs her by the wrist again... repeating what he said earlier --

JOHNNY : Wrong. Something's wrong...
His head turns to see --
18 18 INT. CHILD'S BEDROOM - A THREE YEAR OLD GIRL cries in the corner... there's smoke and fire... she's trapped...
JOHNNY : There's still time.
19 19 RESUME JOHNNY AND ELAINE
He turns and looks at her urgently...

ELAINE : What?
JOHNNY : There's still time!

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 25.
20 20 NEW ANGLE - JOHNNY STILL IN BED BUT IT'S A CHILD'S BED -
INT. CHILD'S BEDROOM

Around his bed flames burst into view... even the bedclothes catch on fire... the girl screams...

JOHNNY : Maggie...
21 21 MATCHING SHOT - HOSPITAL ROOM looking at the invisible girl...
JOHNNY : Maggie...
ELAINE : That's my daughter's name...
JOHNNY : Your daughter's screaming...
22 22 MATCHING - CHILD'S BEDROOM
More flames... a desk burns... a fish tank boils and explodes... the girl whimpers as Johnny sits helplessly in bed watching...
JOHNNY : Dear God! Somebody! There's still time!
23 23 MATCHING - HOSPITAL ROOM
JOHNNY : There was a gas explosion in the kitchen. Your babysitter's hurt. Call the fire department! Call a neighbor. Hurry!
Johnny collapses with exhaustion as Elaine, disturbed, runs out...
24 24 EXT. MACGOWAN HOUSE - DAY - SMOKE BILLOWING OUT
Fire engines... fire fighters pumping water through a hose on the flames... a neighbor has the baby girl in her arms... runs toward us to safety... in the background, a female baby-sitter is carried on a gurney by paramedics
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 26. 24 CONTINUED: 24 to an ambulance.
25 25 INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR - LATER
Tran is moving down the corridor, his mind trying to unravel this mystery... a young attractive nurse, ALLISON CONNOVER (21), is coming out of Johnny's room as he's about to go in...

ALLISON : The patient is asking about his mother and fiancée...
DR. TRAN : His mother's dead; I'd rather not tell him right away. Check his admission records for the fiancée's name... we should try to find her...
She acknowledges and moves away...
26 26 INT. JOHNNY'S HOSPITAL ROOM - CONTINUOUS
Johnny, still shaken by what happened, looks up from his bed as Dr. Tran enters... his eyes ask the question...

DR. TRAN : The little girl is safe. The next door neighbor looked out the window when Elaine called... smoke was coming out the window...
JOHNNY : What... is happening to me...
Tran studies Johnny... a long beat... then because he is a man of science taught to be skeptical, he works to fill in a rational explanation...
DR. TRAN : The house is only a mile away... perhaps you heard a fire engine that had already been dispatched...

JOHNNY : I called her daughter by name...
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 27.26 CONTINUED: 26
DR. TRAN : Elaine talks about Maggie to all her patients. The body doesn't stop working when you're in a coma.
JOHNNY : I was in the little girl's bedroom.
Tran takes a beat... thoughtful...
DR. TRAN : Johnny, your brain is still trying to cope with severe trauma... there'll be consequences and this may have been one - a startlingly real hallucination.
JOHNNY : An hallucination that just happened to be true.
DR. TRAN : The mind is not really precognitive. It just plays tricks on us occasionally to make us think so.
He moves beside Johnny's bed... pulls out a small doctor's flashlight...
DR. TRAN : We know less about how the brain works than any other organ in the body. What seems clear is that your brain has found a new way to work. It's taking a detour around the damage and tapping into a region of the brain that humans don't normally use to handle sensory perception.
Tran moves closer and begins to examine Johnny's eyes...

DR. TRAN (CONT'D) : In anyone else, this part of the brain might be considered a dead zone. In your brain, the dead zone is suddenly very much alive.
As he touches Johnny's face...
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 28. 26 CONTINUED: (2) 26
SCENE FREEZES ON HIS TOUCH FOR A FRACTION OF A SECOND

Johnny surprises the doctor by grabbing his wrist... their eyes lock... we HEAR THE SOUND OF HELICOPTERS...
27 27 EXT. SAIGON AIRPORT - DAY - 1975 - STOCK - HELICOPTERS
A scene we've seen so many times before on TV newsreels...
28 28 ANGLE - JOHNNY finds himself incongruously at the Saigon Airport surrounded by the crowd of desperate South Vietnamese trying to get out of their country... (Note: in this and all future visions, Johnny will see himself as being able to walk normally)... he makes eye contact with --
SIX YEAR OLD DR. TRAN in the arms of his mother... the boy is crying and scared...
29 29 MATCHING SHOT - THE ADULT DR. TRAN - INT. HOSPITAL ROOM
eyes locked with Johnny's... as the patient holds onto his wrist... the SOUND OF EXPLOSIONS boom in the distance...
30 30 MATCHING SHOT - THE CHILD DR. TRAN is lifted by his mother above the crowd to a G-I in a helicopter... the boy reaches out for his mother in a panic as she cries...

G-I : Ma'am... I can't... there's no more room... we're not allowed...
MOTHER TRAN : (overlapping, pleading) He die here... please, take America... please, his only chance...
The G-I finally relents and takes the baby who desperately tries to cling to his mother...
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 29. 30 CONTINUED: 30
BOY TRAN (further overlapping, Vietnamese) : No, mama. I want to stay with you.
MOTHER TRAN (Vietnamese) : You will be safe now. I love you. I love you.
Tears stream down her cheeks... an explosion rocks the scene... the helicopters rise, the boy's arm reaches out and he is carried away...
the mother's arms reach out to him... moving to find Johnny watching, visibly moved by this desperate scene from the doctor's childhood...
31 31 MATCHING SHOT - JOHNNY - PRESENT DAY - CLOSE

JOHNNY : She's alive.
Revealing the doctor who reacts curiously.
JOHNNY : Your mother's alive.
DR. TRAN (beat) : My mother was killed by Communist mortar fire in April 1975 during the fall of Saigon...
Johnny is so exhausted he can barely speak; he releases his What is happening to me... what is happening to me...
Dr. Tran rubs his wrist where Johnny held it... studies his patient... he's a bit shaken by the whole thing...
DR. TRAN : I'll give you something to help you rest...
JOHNNY : No. Sarah. I want Sarah...
Johnny closes his eyes and Dr. Tran takes a beat, then exits.

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 30.
32 32 EXT. SUBURBAN HOUSE - MORNING - ESTABLISHING
33 33 INT. SARAH'S HOUSE - DAY

Finding Sarah six years older, even more beautiful than before, in the kitchen. She's making tuna fish sandwiches with expert skill...

SARAH : (calling) It's ten to eight... you're going to be late...
A six year old boy, we'll just call him SON for now, comes in wearing a backpack that's so big it looks like it's threatening to tilt him over...
SON : Not tuna fish again.
SARAH : You love my tuna fish.
SON : I trade it with other kids at school. But its value goes down when it's the same thing every day.
SARAH : You trade my tuna fish? For what?
SON : Good stuff.
She wraps it and puts it in a lunchbox... enter WALT BANNERMAN, 34, a solid looking fellow, dressed in a Sheriff's uniform. His face is concerned.
SARAH : He trades my tuna fish.
WALT : (proforma) Don't trade your mother's tuna fish.
SARAH : (noticing his mood) What's wrong?
He moves her out of earshot from the boy.
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT TWO - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 31. 33 CONTINUED: 33

WALT : Another woman's body was found in North County. Looks like we got a serial killer out there. I want you inside before it gets dark, understand...?
SARAH : I was supposed to go by the school tonight to...
He brings his full attention to her, takes her in his arms, looks at her with concern...
WALT : I'm serious.
She acknowledges his concern with love in her eyes...
SARAH : And how about me? Wondering if you're safe... out there chasing serial killers...
WALT : I'll be okay. As long as I know you're home safe.
She kisses him...
WALT : (to Son) Let's go, sport.
The phone rings as Sarah kisses her two men good-bye, rubs her husband's back with warm support... they exit...
NEW ANGLE

She goes to the phone and answers it...
SARAH : Hello. ... My maiden name was Bracknell, yes, why...?
She goes pale... and takes a shaky breath... and has to sit down... and as she listens, we...

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 32.
ACT THREE
FADE IN:
34 34 EXT. FAITH HERITAGE UNIVERSITY - DAY #3

Impressive grounds and new buildings... a stately sign at the entrance identifies it... a limo parks in front of the majestic administration building. Purdy and an assistant get out...

PURDY : ...and schedule a meeting of the political action committee to go over the candidates in the midterm elections... I want them to meet Greg Stillson, a very impressive young man running for Congress in the second district...
The assistant acknowledges and moves off as Purdy moves to a man in a suit, waiting for him... he's Mike Kennedy but we'll just call him LAWYER here...
PURDY :
Mike, I'm so sorry to keep you waiting...
LAWYER : I can't think of a nicer place to wait. You've done remarkable things here, Gene.
PURDY : We've done. God knows without your legal counsel, none of this would have been possible.
LAWYER : (acknowledges, thankyou) In that regard... there's some news about Vera Smith's son.
Purdy's face falls... saddened...
PURDY : Well. We always knew it was just a matter of time. We'll have the service here of course...
LAWYER : He's regained consciousness.
Purdy reacts... and although this could represent real problems for him and his organization, he never betrays
(CONTINUED)


THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 33.
34 CONTINUED: 34

his concerns.
35 35 OMITTED (MERGED WITH SCENE 34)
36 36 EXT. HOSPITAL - DAY

Emphasizing a Saturn station wagon parked outside.
37 37 INT. SATURN - CONTINUOUS
Sarah is all dressed up... too dressed up... too studied, unnatural. She's been sitting there for awhile trying to get the courage to go inside. She looks at the wedding band on her finger, thinks about it and then slowly slips it off and puts it in her handbag. She takes a deep breath, turns...

THE REAR VIEW MIRROR to check her make-up once more. It's already perfect, too perfect. But she brushes her hair again, puts on lipstick again. And then as she studies her face in the mirror, tears form and run down her face, sending mascara streaking, destroying all the hard work.
38 38 EXT. HOSPITAL - CONTINUOUS
The Saturn starts its engine and drives away.
39 39 INT. HOSPITAL REHABILITATION ROOM - DAY - TELEVISION
JESSE VENTURA TALKS TO SUPPORTERS

JOHNNY (O.S.) (hearing physical effort in his voice) : Let me get this straight... they elected a professional wrestler as Governor...
BRUCE (O.S.) : Uh huh... come on, step left...
Finding a physical rehabilitation trainer BRUCE, 25, Jamaican born with a native accent, watching as Johnny tries to walk using parallel bars to support himself... we can see a wheelchair near-by... Bruce holds a large bottle of water... (note: the trainer doesn't touch Johnny during the opening. Dialogue should be dry and rapidfire)...
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 34. 39 CONTINUED: 39
JOHNNY (O.S.) : And who's President?
BRUCE (O.S.) : George Bush. And step right.
JOHNNY (grunting) : George Bush? Again?
BRUCE : The son. Long story.
Johnny rests, Bruce hands him the bottle of water... Johnny drinks...
BRUCE : Damn. You missed O.J. too, didn't you...?
JOHNNY : O.J. Simpson? Let me guess... Ambassador to the United Nations.
BRUCE : Not exactly.
JOHNNY : (tired) Enough...
BRUCE : Come on, one more set...
He takes the water bottle, reaches out to assist him, Johnny recoils...
JOHNNY : Don't.
BRUCE : What?
JOHNNY : I told you.
BRUCE : How am I supposed to do rehab without touching you... I give one heckuva a deep tissue massage, Johnny Boy...
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 35.39 CONTINUED: (2) 39
JOHNNY : It's okay, I'm not a massage-type person...
His arms carry his own weight with great difficulty as he turns and takes one stiff step and then another...
BRUCE (a laundry list) : What else? Oh, Mark McGuire broke Roger Maris' home run record... a brother is the greatest golfer who ever lived, name of Tiger Woods... we landed on Mars, they cloned a sheep... Bill Clinton was busted for getting head in the Oval Office from a twenty-two year-old intern... and Regis Philbin is the biggest star in prime time...
JOHNNY : (I'm being ribbed) Right. I just had brain damage. I'm not stupid.
Johnny is physically spent and almost falls... Bruce puts the water bottle on the ground as he jumps out and catches Johnny in his arms...
SCENE FREEZES ON HIS TOUCH THEN CONTINUES
as Bruce guides him to the wheelchair... Johnny sighs and we don't see what he sees but he sees something --

JOHNNY : Don't worry about the water.
BRUCE : Water, what water?
As he turns, his foot knocks over the water bottle, splashing Johnny's bare feet...
BRUCE : Damn...
He grabs a towel and wipes Johnny's feet... then realizes what just happened, does a take and looks curiously up at Johnny as the door opens and Allison enters with a medical technician...
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 36.
39 CONTINUED: (3) 39

ALLISON : Sorry to interrupt, Bruce. We need to borrow Mr. Smith for a moment...
40 40 INT. HOSPITAL CORRIDOR
Purdy walking with Dr. Tran...

DR. TRAN (mid-conversation) : ....he has been having some delusional episodes...
PURDY : The poor boy's brains were all over the side of the road. What else could we expect?
DR. TRAN : I think you'll be surprised how well he's doing...
PURDY : (overlapping) I want him to have the best therapy available, Doctor. The Faith Heritage Alliance is prepared to continue his support even if he has to stay here the rest of his life. It's the least we can do after everything Vera Smith did for us.
DR. TRAN : A week ago, I would have said that was likely. Today, I'm not so sure.
None of this is good news but Purdy covers well, showing only his concern for Johnny.
PURDY : But if he's delusional...
DR. TRAN : We don't know how serious it is yet. We may be able to treat his condition through drugs or psychotherapy...
(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 37. 40 CONTINUED: 40
LONG SHOT - DOWN THE CORRIDOR

Purdy looks down to see Allison and the technician move Johnny in his wheelchair across the corridor into an examination room... Johnny never looks this way...

DR. TRAN (CONT'D) : ...as a matter of fact, we're just about to run an experiment with him...
PURDY : Experiment?
DR. TRAN : To see if we can observe how his brain processes these delusions...
PURDY : You mind if I watch?
Tran is not comfortable with that idea...
DR. TRAN : Actually, it might be better if...
PURDY : (interrupting, charming) I am the boy's legal guardian after all... and I guess it would be accurate to say I'm paying for this experiment.
During the above, Allison moves up the corridor to Tran.
ALLISON : We're ready, Doctor.
PURDY : Afterwards, maybe Johnny and I can sit down, begin to make some plans for his future...
Tran has to make a quick decision and doesn't want to pick a fight with Purdy.
TRAN : Allison, Reverend Purdy will be joining you in the observation room. Will you show him the way?
Allison escorts Purdy in... he reacts as he looks through

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 38.
41 41 INT. OBSERVATION ROOM - DAY
a two-way mirror into the examination room where the technician is attaching sensors to Johnny, still seated in his wheelchair... revealing the small room that has several medical monitors that measure various brain waves, heart rate, and so forth...

PURDY : Goodness, what are all those wires for...
Allison sits at a computer console that coordinates all of the readings...
ALLISON : We're going to monitor his brain activity.
She begins to turn on switches...
PURDY : After what the boy's been through, it's amazing there's any activity left to measure. It's a bonafide miracle right before our eyes.
Through the window, the technician leaves when Dr. Tran enters the examination room with an elderly Vietnamese man (UNCLE TRAN, 66)... Allison initiates the sensors which begin to pulse and record data... Purdy pulls his chair up beside her, one of the "team"...
42 42 INT. EXAMINATION ROOM - CONTINUOUS
Johnny looks up at the elderly Vietnamese man... Dr. Tran remains emotionally detached...

DR. TRAN (CONT'D) : Johnny, I'd like you to meet my uncle, my mother's brother.
Yesterday, you told me she was alive, do you remember? (Johnny acknowledges)My uncle was with her in Saigon when she died. The doctor looks to Uncle Tran who nods sadly and remembers... he speaks softly with stumbling English...
UNCLE TRAN : Many were killed that day. I saw my sister die.
(MORE) (CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 39.42 CONTINUED: 42
UNCLE TRAN (CONT'D) : In front of my eyes. His eyes fill with tears. Johnny is as confused as anyone else about all this... he studies the old man...
DR. TRAN (O.S.) : What you saw was not real, Johnny. Your brain is struggling to distinguish real sensory input from these fantasies or dream images...
During Tran's speech, Johnny looks at his hand and, knowing the frightening consequences of what he's about to do, reaches out and touches the old man's hand... as he does --
SCENE FREEZES AND THEN CONTINUES Pushing to Johnny as he studies the older man...

DR. TRAN (O.S.) (continuing) : ...This is probably the result of a reduced blood flow... But his voice grows fainter and is over-lapped by the SOUND OF EXPLOSIONS... as we cut from a close-up of Uncle Tran looking curiously at the strange patient...
43 43 MATCHING SHOT - UNCLE TRAN IN 1975 - EXT. SAIGON STREET - DAY mobbed with terrified refugees pushing and shoving to try to get away... moving to find Johnny, incongruous, surrounded by the action...
UNCLE TRAN holds on desperately to his sister, the Doctor's mother seen earlier... explosions destroy buildings on all sides... the Trans are pulled apart by the panicked crowd... they reach out to each other... but now they are yards apart...
UNCLE TRAN'S POV - BLOCKED BRIEFLY - LOSING SIGHT OF HIS SISTER - BUT THEN THERE SHE IS AGAIN, HER BACK TO US... Another explosion as mortar fire hits and Mother Tran falls dead...

(CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 40.
43 CONTINUED: 43

JOHNNY : surrounded by the fleeing mob, sees it, and reacts - how could this be? Tran cries out...
UNCLE TRAN (Vietnamese): No... no... not my sister... please...
44 44 JOHNNY - 2001 - INT. EXAMINATION ROOM cries out in fluent Vietnamese...
JOHNNY (Vietnamese): ...please, I have to go back... I can't leave her there...
Uncle Tran reacts with shock... tries to get his hand back... but Johnny won't release it...
45 45 ANGLE THROUGH THE WINDOW as Purdy watches Johnny holding Uncle Tran's hand, continuing to yell in the strange language... the monitors show radical spikes in the sensor readings...

JOHNNY (Vietnamese) ...it's my sister... it's my sister... I have to go back... (Vietnamese) Please somebody help me...
UNCLE TRAN (Vietnamese, to Dr) : What is this? You didn't tell me he speaks
Vietnamese. What is he doing?
PURDY (is genuinely shocked and finally murmers) : 'All the kings' horses and all the kings' men... couldn't put Johnny together again...'
He can't watch any more of this. He rises to leave.
PURDY : Tell Doctor Tran that I don't think it's a good idea to visit with him.
(MORE) (CONTINUED)

THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 41. 45 CONTINUED: 45
PURDY (CONT'D) (beat, not wanting to appear insensitive) : So soon. He doesn't wait for her reply... he's out...
DR. TRAN : Mr. Smith... Johnny...
But Johnny continues to spout Vietnamese...
JOHNNY (Vietnamese) : Oh, my poor sister... my poor sister...
46 46 EXT. SAIGON - 1975 - AS BEFORE
Johnny watches Uncle Tran being pulled away from his sister by the thrust of the crowd...

UNCLE TRAN (Vietnamese) : My poor sister...
Suddenly the scene FREEZES except for Johnny who walks through the frozen figures toward the man's sister... the CAMERA ANGLE PIVOTS around the frozen crowd... until Johnny moves to a new position where he can see the woman's body. As he kneels --
CLOSER ANGLE to see the dead woman is clearly not Mother Tran, but a woman dressed like her...

JOHNNY : It was a different woman.
47 47 MATCHING SHOT - JOHNNY - TODAY
JOHNNY : The woman you saw killed was not your sister.
As the Trans react...
THE DEAD ZONE - ACT THREE - REV. 03/05/02 - RESHOOTS 42.
48 48 EXT. SAIGON STREET
The scene, except for Johnny, frozen. Now, as he looks around, THE SCENE NFREEZES... and he finds the real Mother Tran injured but alive, crawling slowly to the side of the road with some help from another refugee... as Johnny reacts...
49 49 NEW ANGLE - MOTHER TRAN
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