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The Stand (TV Mini-Series 1994) Poster

(1994 TV Mini-Series)

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Boom mic visible 

The boom's shadow is visible on the steps of Nadine's house in Boulder.
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A boom mic muffler is briefly visible when Nick and Julie go back to Tom on the bench.
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When Stu breaks his leg, a boom mic is reflected in the rear quarter window of the green Malibu at the base of the valley.
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Character error 

Larry tells his mother that his album isn't on the Hot 100 yet. The Billboard Hot 100 is a song chart; the album chart is the Top 200.
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Continuity 

When Stu and Glen are on Glen's porch and they hear motorbikes coming, they both jump up, and Glen puts his hat on. In the next shot, when Stu comes down the porch steps, Glen is tangled in the hammock.
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When Harold and Nadine are traveling to Las Vegas, Nadine drives on the right side of the road. In the long shot, Nadine is on the left and Harold is on the right.
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When Nick Andros meets Julie Lawry in the drugstore, he puts down the bottle twice.
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When Nick and Tom first meet Ralph, they are headed in opposite directions, but going to the same place. Nick and Tom get into Ralph's truck and head back the way they came from, yet they are all allegedly headed to Nebraska.
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When Stu opens of the elevator doors in the CDC, the symbol on the door frame reveals that he's on the second floor. Moments later he goes down two flights of stairs and tries to open the stair entrance to the second floor.
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When Trashcan Man stuffs dynamite into the oil tank, one shot shows his timer sitting next to the opening, before he takes it out of his backpack and places it next to the opening.
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The bottle of Pepto Bismol that Nick sets on the bench disappears when Tom stands up.
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When Larry is on the phone in the bar, the length of his cigarette changes between shots.
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Harold flies off the front of his motorbike long before the bike hits the railing.
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Nick's shirt changes after he helps Mother Abigail into the truck.
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Nick's backpack disappears for a few seconds after Tom helps Nick up. It reappears briefly, then Nick takes it off, presumably dropping it on the ground.
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When the Monster Shouter is killed in Central Park, he's only carrying his bell. When Larry finds him later, he has his sign and his bell.
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Ray Booth and the bullies attack Nick on the road, knocking his hat off. When Nick fights back, his hat reappears briefly. They may have been trying to cover the stunt double's face and hair.
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Just after Trashcan Man wakes up on the Vegas hotel floor, the stain pattern on the bandages are completely different in every shot.
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When Ralph sets Stu's broken leg, Larry holds Stu's hand. When Glen arrives with the soda, Larry juggles something between his hands. When Glen sits down, Larry is still holding Stu's hand.
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When Trash-can man takes off on the 4-wheeler, his goggles are around his neck. In the next shot, they are on his face.
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When Dayna is found to be a spy, she is forced to get dressed. When she puts her dress on, her black underwear is visible beneath. In the next scene, when she is brought before Flagg, the dress is no longer transparent.
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In the long shot of Stu climbing the embankment, you can see his broken and splinted right leg bending.
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When Larry first comes down the steps in New York, Nadine pulls her silver revolver out of her purse twice.
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Crew or equipment visible 

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.
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When Stu runs down the stairs, just before he meets the dying doctor, the shadow of the cameraman running after Stu appears on the wall ahead.
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Errors in geography 

Street scenes set in Pratt, Kansas were obviously not filmed there. Pratt has no mid-block crosswalks, and none of the buildings or second stories are authentic. Also, the highway 50 miles west of Pratt has been flat for years, so there should be no downhill scenes.
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Trashcan Man blows up a refinery in Powtanville, Indiana. Most long shots include tall, snow-capped mountains, which are nowhere near Indiana.
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Factual errors 

According to the card in Fran's baby's cradle, the baby's head is 29 inches around, and her chest is 30 inches. The average newborns' head is 14 inches around; the average adult's head is 22.5 inches. The measurements were most likely in centimeters; 29 cm = 11.4 inches, and 30 cm = 11.8 inches.
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When Larry Underwood pulls up in his car to his mother's house, his California license plate clearly reads "Digyoman". California license plates of the era had a maximum of 7 characters.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The monster shouter was killed while Flagg is in Missouri, yet Larry found him dead on the steps in Central Park; as one submitter put it, "the guy is evil personified, he can do whatever he wants."
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Revealing mistakes 

When Tom Cullen says, "M-O-O-N! That spells 'deaf and dumb'!", he adds an extra "O".
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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.
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When the Free Zone Committee meets for the barbecue, blooms are on the trees in the background, a sign of spring. The meeting is supposed to take place in late August, long after the blossoms would've dropped off.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

In Part 1, The Monster Shouter dies on a flat, level sidewalk. In Part 2, he lies dead on the Central Park stairs.
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Continuity 

After Bobby Terry kills Dave Roberts and Judge Farris, he turns Dave's body on its back. Dave's legs are together and his arms are at his sides. When Bobby Terry looks at Judge Farris's body, Dave's legs are apart and his arms are spread out. When Randall Flagg kills Bobby Terry, Dave's arms are back at his sides.
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Revealing mistakes 

Stu Redman kills Dr. Dietz with a semi-automatic pistol. When Stu fires, the slide does not cycle back and forth and expel spent cartridges.
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See also

Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

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