Dead at 21 (1994– )

Pilot Episode 

On his 20th birthday, Ed learns the horrific truth about his condition from his fellow human guinea pig Dan. Mysterious hitman Agent Winston kills Dan and goes after Ed and so does the police. Ed goes on the run with his friend Maria.


Jon Sherman (creator), Jon Sherman (teleplay)


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Episode cast overview:
Jack Noseworthy ... Ed Bellamy
Lisa Dean Ryan Lisa Dean Ryan ... Maria Cavalos
Whip Hubley ... Agent Winston
Adam Scott ... Dan Bird
Patricia Healy ... Mom
David DeLuise ... Hal
Monica Lacy ... Katie (as Monica Creel)
Mark Haining Mark Haining ... Ken


It's Ed's 20th birthday and it starts with a disturbing nightmare. When Ed finally wakes up and goes to the kitchen to grab some breakfast, he teases his brother Hal that he couldn't sleep from his and his female companion's late night action. Hal has no idea what Ed's talking about and teases him for acing the school test again. Their sister Katie shows up and denies any knowledge of anyone having sex in the house last night. That's when their mom shows up to introduce them to their new potential stepfather, a seemingly nice guy called Ken, who stayed up with their mom last night. Meanwhile, ominous agent Winston is relentlessly pursuing another twenty-year-old, Dan Bird, through an empty alleyway and then a skate park. Winston fails to catch and kill Dan, who gets to a car and drives away. Winston carjacks a woman and goes after him. In the evening, Ed's holding a birthday party at a grunge nightclub. He starts having disturbing hallucinations and decides to go home early. At home, ...

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Release Date:

15 June 1994 (USA) See more »

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