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The Stand 

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
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 Mother Abagail 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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 Nick Andros 4 episodes, 1994
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 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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Chuck Adamson ...
 Barry Dorgan 3 episodes, 1994
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 Whitney Horgan 3 episodes, 1994
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 Susan Stern 3 episodes, 1994
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 George Richardson 2 episodes, 1994
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 Carl Hough 2 episodes, 1994
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 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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 Len Carsleigh 2 episodes, 1994
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Storyline

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)  »

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Stephen King's The Stand  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The book features many references to, and similarities with, J.R.R. Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings'. One less obvious reference may be the name Nick Andros. Middle-Earth features an island called Cair Andros. Stephen King said that he wanted to write an American version of 'Rings'. Other similarities include Flagg's roving eye, and the group of three ordinary people who defeat a monster. Dayna Jurgens's failed attempt to kill Flagg also parallels Eowyn's fight with the Witch-King of Angmar. Prior to this scene in the book, she sees the necklace Lloyd has, which Flagg gives to all his followers. Rather than being simply a brown stone as in the film, it is a black jewel with a red flaw in the center, resembling a great flaming eye, which actually reminds her of the Eye of Sauron. See more »

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After Stu knocks down the doctor and picks up the gun, he leaves the observation room. The cameraman is reflected in the observation door window. See more »

Quotes

Scientist: I can't believe a piece of Southern Fried Chicken like you is going to survive this.
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References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) 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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Make your stand...
12 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you watch this not long after reading the book, you will not like it. Hardly surprising as most TV/Film adaptions of books are inferior to the original written word. Not that this TV series/movie isn't true to King's novel. In fact, as much of the huge book that could be filmed is indeed shown on screen, and the teleplay/screenplay is by King himself. However, if you've read the book, no doubt it was a large part of your life for sometime (the book is extremely long), and seeing the characters on the screen etc. may seem cheesey. I read the book in 1995 and watched some of this not long after; and didn't like it. Recently I bought it on video and me and a couple of friends (Hi Jenny and Mags) spent 6 hours watching, almost 7 years after I read the book. I enjoyed it more. I still remembered the book, but not in detail, and this movie/TV show was enjoyable.


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