The Stand: Season 1, Episode 1

The Plague (8 May 1994)

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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. ... 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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Trivia

Ed Harris:  As General Starkey (uncredited). See more »

Goofs

After Campion flees Project Blue, Baby Lavon throws her doll out the car window outside the base. A crow pecks at the doll inside the base. See more »

Quotes

Stu Redman: Where's your buddy, Denninger?
Dr. Dietz: [points a gun at Stu] Well, he's dead... They're all dead, everybody except for me and thee.
Stu Redman: And you're here to take care of me. Is that it?
Dr. Dietz: Hole in one!
Stu Redman: Why?
Dr. Dietz: Why? Because I've decided a piece of country fried crap like you doesn't deserve to live, not with so many good men dying.
Stu Redman: Those "good men"... caused this mess!
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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 Ms. Pac-Man (1981) See more »

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Don't Dream It's Over
Written by Neil Finn
Performed by Crowded House
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