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Discussion in 'The Dead Zone' started by !redruM, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    I am currently reading a book called, The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg. In it he says that Stephen King's first choice for the role of Johnny Smith was Bill Murray. Producer Dino DeLaurentiis also wanted bill.

    I wonder how that movie would've looked?

    (Flake, how did you even read this incoherent post? hoehaoheohae! I got interrupted while writing it and it made no sense!)

    Fixed now.
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2015
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  2. Autumn13

    Autumn13 Active Member

    Hey everyone - it's election year again. Too bad we can't all see the future like Johnny Smith.
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  3. Doc Creed

    Doc Creed Well-Known Member

    I would've accepted that choice, but to me Johnny was more gaunt and thin. Walken did great in this role.
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  4. Mr. Cranky

    Mr. Cranky Well-Known Member

    Johnny had black hair and was relatively tall, I don't see Bill Murray as Johnny. I was thinking, someone like Matt Dillon, but he would have been too young when it was made. Charlie Sheen maybe. I was also thinking that the characters of Johnny Smith and Ben Richards of The Running Man are very similar. I don't know why.
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  5. Lynnie L

    Lynnie L Well-Known Member

    Agreed, however as I said on a post in a different forum, Donald Trump reminds me too much of Greg Stilson. YIKES!!!!
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  6. Tooly

    Tooly Well-Known Member

    Aaaaaand...Greg Stilson is now President!
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  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side


    That is perfect!
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  8. CYRUS

    CYRUS Well-Known Member

    I never really got into to the series but I did like the Christopher Walken film. :cool:
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