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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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In the book, Randall Flagg is described as having been involved in political activism of various types. He is of indeterminate racial origin, looking like a swarthy man so he has been involved in both the KKK and white supremacism, and black radicalism. In the miniseries he has blue eyes and is clearly Caucasian. He wears a badge saying "How's your Pork?" (a reference to the police). His face is also hidden most of the time, unlike in the miniseries. See more »

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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

Dr. Dietz: Patty Greer says you've given her quite a bit of trouble, she's quite upset.
Stu Redman: Well, that makes two of us. Being hijacked by a bunch of government sons of bitches in space suits does that to me every time. So if you don't want to see how quick I can rip a hole in that thing 'fore you can get outta here, you better give me a little information. You tell me why I'm not sick.
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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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Don't Dream It's Over
Written by Neil Finn
Performed by Crowded House
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