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Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone (1989)

Doragon bôru Z (original title)
In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue ... See full summary »

Director:

Daisuke Nishio

Writers:

Akira Toriyama (original manga), Takao Koyama (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ... Son Gokû / Son Gohan (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Piccolo (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Bulma (voice)
Mayumi Tanaka ... Kuririn (voice)
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ... Gyû-maô (voice)
Mayumi Shô ... Chichi (voice)
Kôhei Miyauchi ... Kame-sen'nin (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Kami-sama (voice)
Kenji Utsumi ... Shenron (voice)
Akira Kamiya ... Garlic Jr. (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Ginger (voice)
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ... Sansho (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ... Nicky (voice)
Jôji Yanami ... Narrator (voice)
Lisa Ann Beley ... Chi-Chi (Ocean Group dub) (voice)
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Storyline

In order to wish for immortality and avenge his father, Garlic Jr. collects the dragon balls, kidnapping Goku's son Gohan in the process. Goku, Kami, Piccolo, and Krillin unite to rescue Gohan and save the world from being sucked into a dead zone. Written by page8701

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Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

15 July 1989 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,060,335
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Cartoon Network aired this movie, they edited all uses of the word "Hell" and removed the opening, pre-credits scene. But since the pre-credits segment sets up the rest of the movie, Piccolo's line "I'm gonna pay you back for what you did to me!" no longer makes sense. See more »

Quotes

Piccolo: Goku... this time I'm gonna finish you off for good!
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Crazy Credits

Just before the credits start, we see a glass shard that contains Garlic JR. and he is banging on the shard, trying to get out (Garlic JR. eventually does escape the dead zone). See more »

Alternate Versions

The Cartoon Network version cuts out the begining where Piccolo is injured by the fighters. It also cuts Chi-Chi saying "What the hell do you want?" Also cut is the scene when Gohan is drunk and urinates on Krillin's head. The credit sequence includes new music. See more »

Connections

Followed by Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

CHA-LA HEAD-CHA-LA
(Opening theme)
Lyrics by Yukinojô Mori
Music by Chiho Kiyooka
Arranged by Kenji Yamamoto
Performed by Hironobu Kageyama
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User Reviews

Pretty damn cool!
27 July 2004 | by MARVELMANIAC69See all my reviews

I watched this feature length anime less than two hours ago and I must say I was impressed. I like "Dragonball Z" the series but I never really get round to watching it much (unlike my younger brother who is a huge fan), I found with this film even if you are not a fan of the show you may enjoy this, as its easy to follow.

I must say I expected this movie to ponder on but I was wrong as it was only on for 45 minutes so it is very short and sweet and I thought that this was a spot on running time for this film.

This film I think is suitable for people of all ages as children enjoy watching the show and older people also really enjoy to see the great action sequences.

Adams Rating - 8/10


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