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The Plague 

When a deadly virus escapes from a government research facility, few prove to be immune to its effects. With symptoms similar to the flu, those who come into contact with it quickly die. ... See full summary »

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When a deadly virus escapes from a government research facility, few prove to be immune to its effects. With symptoms similar to the flu, those who come into contact with it quickly die. One survivor is Stu Redmond, a gas station attendant from Texas, who suffers no ill effects whatsoever. Kept in a medical research facility in Vermont, doctors try to determine why he is still alive. Others that also survive include Frannie Goldsmith who lives with her dad; Nick Andros, a deaf-mute; a rock musician, Larry Underwood; and Lloyd Henreid, in jail for murder. Survivors begin to have dreams, either about an old Afican-American woman, Mother Abigail, or a much scarier evil man. Written by garykmcd

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8 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Kathy Bates: As Rae Flowers (uncredited), a radio DJ. In the book, this character was male. See more »

Goofs

As officer walks through command center on his way to meet with Gen. Starkey (Ed Harris) he is wearing his hat indoors, which is against basic military protocol. See more »

Quotes

[to a military doctor]
Stu Redman: I ain't gonna resist. Country don't mean dumb.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with white words on a black screen: This is the way the world ends/This is the way the world ends/This is the way the world ends/Not with a bang but a whimper. (These four lines are the final stanza from T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men".) See more »

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References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

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Heartaches for a Guy
Written and Performed by Kathi Kamen Goldmark
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