The Stand: Season 1, Episode 1

The Plague (8 May 1994)

TV Episode  -   -  Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 248 users  
Reviews: write review | 6 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(book), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 388 titles
created 26 Jan 2012
 
a list of 1471 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 71 titles
created 5 months ago
 
list image
a list of 102 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Plague" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Plague (08 May 1994)

The Plague (08 May 1994) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Stand.
1 of 4 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Nadine Cross (credit only)
...
...
Judge Richard Farris (credit only)
...
...
...
Trashcan Man (credit only)
...
...
Glen Bateman (credit only)
...
...
Tom Cullen (credit only)
Bridgit Ryan ...
Lucy Swann (credit only)
Peter Van Norden ...
Ralph Brentner (credit only)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 May 1994 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Stu Redman (Gary Sinise) is shown in the Vermont Disease Control Center to be reading a novel by Elmore Leonard. Stephen King references Elmore Leonard in some of his other fiction, such as his 2011 novel "11/22/63". See more »

Goofs

The Biblical reference at the beginning of the film reads: "Revelations 6:8 - I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth." There is no such book as "Revelations" in the Bible. It is actually "Revelation". See more »

Quotes

[In a dream-vision, Nick finds himself in a cornfield in Nebraska]
Nick Andros: I can hear! I can talk!
[He approaches the porch of Mother Abigail, who is strumming a guitar and singing]
Nick Andros: I can hear. I can talk.
Mother Abigail Freemantle: I know, Nick. Praise God.
Nick Andros: [grinning] How did you know my name?
Mother Abigail Freemantle: Come to me in a dream, I reckon.
Nick Andros: Is this a dream?
Mother Abigail Freemantle: Mayhap it is, mayhap it ain't.
Nick Andros: Who are you, ma'am?
[...]
See more »

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 »

Connections

References Ms. Pac-Man (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Can U Dig Your Man
Written by Stephen King and Al Kooper
Performed by Al Kooper
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Message Boards

Recent Posts
worst dialogue ever jeffronthi
Ebola angel754
Most of us probably wouldn't make it. Even if we were immune. Jefbecco-1
Blu Ray gailletson
Jamey Sheridan, excellent casting choice! milamontagne
Should i read the novel first or watch miniseries Eraserhead89
Discuss The Plague (1994) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?