The Stand (1994– )
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The Stand 

The final confrontation between good and evil takes shape. Tom gathers information and tries to return to Boulder. With Mother Abigail gone and several members of the committee killed in an... See full summary »

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The final confrontation between good and evil takes shape. Tom gathers information and tries to return to Boulder. With Mother Abigail gone and several members of the committee killed in an explosion, Stu, Larry, Glen and Ralph set off West as instructed. Nadine and Harold set off for Las Vegas but Randall Flagg has something special in store for both of them. Flagg's group starts to fall apart. Trashcan Man decides to set the biggest fire of his life. Written by garykmcd

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12 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Stephen King: As Teddy Weizak, a Free Zone sentry. See more »

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When Stu and Tom are driving in the truck, in the snow, tire tracks can be seen in the snow, ahead of them. If everyone had been dead for five months, who made the tracks in the fresh snow? See more »

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Teddy Weizak: I don't know how to tell you this, Stu, but...
Stu Redman: What is it?
Teddy Weizak: The baby's come early, and it's got the flu.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Baby Can U Dig Your Man
Written by Stephen King and Al Kooper
Performed by Jamey Sheridan (uncredited)
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Out with a damp squib
26 July 2010 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

The first episode of the Stand ranks as easily some of the best television ever made in the USA. However, from that early promise, I think the series went downhill, reaching the bottom at some point in the finale.

The reason for this was partly because it gave into various clichés and bad effects. Flagg has all of the menace of a rubber mask in this, and when Mother Abagail drops in at the end, it is like a kind of tacky joke. There are also bizarre and inappropriate cameos from Stephen King himself and John Landis, which detract from the action.

On the plus side, Miguel Ferrer's Lloyd Henreid remains engaging as ever, and Glen Bateman (played by Walston) manages to play a likable character without descending into schmaltz. Trashcan Man, unfortunately, puts in all too brief appearances, particularly as he is pivotal to action in the novel.

I think that the best part for me was the incineration of Las Vegas...


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