Dead Man

$1m

DBO
18 1994 121 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Dead Man is the story of a young man's journey, both physically and spiritually, into very unfamiliar terrain. William Blake travels to the extreme western frontiers of America sometime in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Lost and badly wounded, he encounters a very odd, outcast Native American, named "Nobody," who believes Blake is actually the dead English poet of the same name. The story, with Nobody's help, leads William Blake through situations that are in turn comical and violent. Contrary to his nature, circumstances transform Blake into a hunted outlaw, a killer, and a man whose physical existence is slowly slipping away. Thrown into a world that is cruel and chaotic, his eyes are opened to the fragility that defines the realm of the living. It is as though he passes through the surface of a mirror, and emerges into a previously-unknown world that exists on the other side.

Credits

Awards

1995 Cannes Film Festival

Nominated

  • Palme d'Or

Featured Clips

Dead Man - A Quest of Vision

Dead Man - A Quest of Vision

Nobody decides William should attempt a vision quest and leaves him weak and alone in the woods. In this scene: William Blake (Johnny Depp), Nobody (Gary Farmer)

Dead Man - Pushing Up Daisies

Dead Man - Pushing Up Daisies

William's welcome to his new job in the town of Machine is less than warm. In this scene: William Blake (Johnny Depp), John Scholfield (John Hurt), John Dickinson (Robert Mitchum)

Dead Man - Autograph

Dead Man - Autograph

At the trading post, William and Nobody realize they are wanted men, then play the part they've been given. In this scene: William Blake (Johnny Depp), Nobody (Gary Farmer), Trading Post Missionary (Alfred Molina)

Dead Man - The Hunt is On

Dead Man - The Hunt is On

Angry over the murder of his son and his stolen pinto, Mr. Dickinson hires three ruthless killers to hunt down William. In this scene: Cole Wilson (Lance Henriksen), Conway Twill (Michael Wincott), John Scholfield (John Hurt), John Dickinson (Robert Mitchum)

Dead Man - On the Trail

Dead Man - On the Trail

As William and Nobody trek onward, the three killers start to plot behind one another's backs. In this scene: William Blake (Johnny Depp), Nobody (Gary Farmer), Cole Wilson (Lance Henriksen), Conway Twill (Michael Wincott)

Dead Man - I Am Nobody

Dead Man - I Am Nobody

Nobody tells William the fantastical tale of his life and travels. In this scene: William Blake (Johnny Depp), Nobody (Gary Farmer)

Dead Man - Official Trailer (HD)

Dead Man - Official Trailer (HD)

Dead Man is the story of a young man's journey, both physically and spiritually, into very unfamiliar terrain. William Blake travels to the extreme western frontiers of America sometime in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Lost and badly wounded, he encounters a very odd, outcast Native American, named “Nobody,â€ù who believes Blake is actually the dead English poet of the same name. The story, with Nobody's help, leads William Blake through situations that are in turn comical and violent. Contrary to his nature, circumstances transform Blake into a hunted outlaw, a killer, and a man whose physical existence is slowly slipping away. Thrown into a world that is cruel and chaotic, his eyes are opened to the fragility that defines the realm of the living. It is as though he passes through the surface of a mirror, and emerges into a previously-unknown world that exists on the other side. Starring, in alphabetical order: Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton, Crispin Glover, Gary Farmer, Iggy Pop, John Hurt, Johnny Depp, Lance Henriksen, Mili Avital

Dead Man - Such Soft Hair

Dead Man - Such Soft Hair

William has a run-in with a group of insane fur trappers, all of whom seem oddly obsessed with him. In this scene: William Blake (Johnny Depp), Nobody (Gary Farmer), Salvatore 'Sally' Jenko (Iggy Pop), Benmont Tench (Jared Harris), Big George Drakoulious (Billy Bob Thornton)

Dead Man - All the Way Out Here to Hell

Dead Man - All the Way Out Here to Hell

On his way to a new job in the frontier town of Machine, William Blake receives a warning from a train fireman. In this scene: William Blake (Johnny Depp), Train Fireman (Crispin Glover)

Dead Man - Liar, Thief

Dead Man - Liar, Thief

William and Nobody make their way to a trading post while killer Cole Wilson gets closer to tracking them. In this scene: William Blake (Johnny Depp), Nobody (Gary Farmer), Cole Wilson (Lance Henriksen)

Now Playing: Dead Man - A Quest of Vision
Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer

Nobody decides William should attempt a vision quest and leaves him weak and alone in the woods. In this scene: William Blake (Johnny Depp), Nobody (Gary Farmer)