On his 20th birthday, Ed Bellamy discovers that he was an unknowing subject of a childhood medical experiment. Microchips implanted in his brain make him a genius, but will also kill him by his 21st birthday.

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Jack Noseworthy ...  Ed Bellamy 12 episodes, 1994
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Ed would like to be a normal teenager. Unfortunately, Ed has been used for intelligence enhancing research, and is extremely smart as a consequence. Equally unfortunately, the chemicals used in the research are affecting his brain in such a way that he'll be dead on his 21st birthday unless he finds a cure. With this in mind, he escapes from the research facility. The research facility is none too happy about this, and tries to recapture him. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Ed Bellamy is not your typical 20 year old. He's got a microchip in his brain, and if he doesn't find out who put it there, he'll be...


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English

Release Date:

9 June 1994 (USA) See more »

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Dead at 21 - Tödliche Träume See more »

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MTV Productions See more »
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I Remember Liking It
25 October 1999 | by marshmallowtreatSee all my reviews

I remember being an enthusiastic viewer when it first came out, which i guess was some time in the summer of 1994. I saw a preview one night for the premiere and I was totally hooked. I watched every episode, and although I can't remember specifics as to what happened on the show, I remember it being cool and futuristic and me being absolutely glued to the TV. It was one of the few shows on MTV that I enjoyed, some of the others being The State and, of course, Beavis & Butthead. When MTV gets a hit show, though, it inevitably doesn't last long. I hope more people speak up about Dead at 21 and MTV brings it back for a while. You know, like those random My So-Called Life marathons that they do once in a while.


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