The Stand (1994)

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After the world is devastated by a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.

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After the world is decimated by a man-made plague, a battle of literally Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.

Director: Josh Boone
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
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 Stu Redman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Frannie Goldsmith (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Randall Flagg (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Mother Abigail Freemantle (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Judge Richard Farris (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Lloyd Henreid (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Harold Lauder (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Trashcan Man (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Larry Underwood (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Glen Bateman (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nick Andros (4 episodes, 1994)
Peter Van Norden ...
 Ralph Brentner (4 episodes, 1994)
Bridgit Ryan ...
 Lucy Swann (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Dayna Jurgens (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Tom Cullen (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Nadine Cross (4 episodes, 1994)
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 Rat Man (3 episodes, 1994)
Chuck Adamson ...
 Barry Dorgan (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Whitney Horgan (3 episodes, 1994)
Cynthia Garris ...
 Susan Stern (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Joe (3 episodes, 1994)
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 Julie Lawry (3 episodes, 1994)
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 George Richardson (2 episodes, 1994)
Tom Holland ...
 Carl Hough (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Teddy Weizak (2 episodes, 1994)
Sarah Schaub ...
 Gina McCone (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Ace-High (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Rich Moffat (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Dr. Herbert Denninger (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Monster Shouter / ... (2 episodes, 1994)
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 Sarge (2 episodes, 1994)
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When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped-out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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The end of the world is just the beginning.


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8 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Stand  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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| (DVD) | (6 episodes) | (DVD)

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In the movie I Am Legend (2007) and in "The Stand" a lonely survivor in a depopulated disease ravaged world set up department store mannequins to keep them company and to add people to the deserted landscape. See more »

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When Trashcan Man reaches Las Vegas, he enters Randall Flagg's base, the Union Plaza Casino. The table he falls asleep on is at the Stardust Casino. He covers the label with his hands, but it's still visible. See more »

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Referenced in Revolution: Born in the U.S.A. (2013) See more »

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SHARP DRESSED MAN
Written by Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill
Performed by ZZ Top
Hamstein Music Company
Produced by Bill Ham for Lone Wolf Productions
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Better than I thought, Not as good as I hoped
16 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

I loved the Stephen King epic of the same name, and I loved the assembled cast for the TV series. It seemed so perfect, yet I knew that it wasn't going to be all that I hoped.

A plague of biblical proportions sweeps across the country, decimating the U.S. and taking millions of lives. The few that survive are summoned, through dreams and visions, to the "good" area, lead by the kind Mother Abigail (Ruby Dee), or the "bad" area, lead by the demonic Randall Flagg (Jamey Sheridan). Gary Sinise, Adam Storke, Molly Ringwald, and Rob Lowe play some of those summoned to Mother Abigail, while Miguel Ferrer and Sam Anderson play some of those summoned to Randall Flagg.

The book was epic. It had a massive cast of characters that were all original and interesting, and all faced their own demons with the decision to go to Flagg or Abigail. I know it's unfair to compare the book to the adaptation, yet I felt letdown by "The Stand". It lacked the backstory and the character development that made me care for the characters, and once again I know there are budget and time issues, but why eat the cake if you don't have all the ingredients? Don't get me wrong, it's not all bad. Gary Sinise is fantastic as the hero, but Molly Ringwald, who plays his girlfriend, really lacks. I cared about her character in the book, but in the TV series she's lifeless. Rob Lowe and Adam Storke are pitch-perfect, and Ruby Dee is exactly like the Mother Abigail I knew in the book. Miguel Ferrer is awesome as the villainous Randall Flagg's henchman, and Jamey Sheridan is magnifique as Flagg himself, perfectly emulating the demonic mystery from the book.

I don't know how to rate The Stand. I can say I enjoyed it but I also can say the whole thing felt a bit cartoony, fake even. If you're a die-hard fan of the book, don't expect too much, but if you're not you'll probably have a lot of fun.


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