After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a malevolent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Gary Sinise ...  Stu Redman 4 episodes, 1994
Molly Ringwald ...  Frannie Goldsmith 4 episodes, 1994
Jamey Sheridan ...  Randall Flagg 4 episodes, 1994
Laura San Giacomo ...  Nadine Cross 4 episodes, 1994
Ruby Dee ...  Mother Abagail Freemantle 4 episodes, 1994
Ossie Davis ...  Judge Richard Farris 4 episodes, 1994
Miguel Ferrer ...  Lloyd Henreid 4 episodes, 1994
Corin Nemec ...  Harold Lauder 4 episodes, 1994
Matt Frewer ...  Trashcan Man 4 episodes, 1994
Adam Storke ...  Larry Underwood 4 episodes, 1994
Ray Walston ...  Glen Bateman 4 episodes, 1994
Rob Lowe ...  Nick Andros 4 episodes, 1994
Peter Van Norden ...  Ralph Brentner 4 episodes, 1994
Bridgit Ryan Bridgit Ryan ...  Lucy Swann 4 episodes, 1994
Kellie Overbey ...  Dayna Jurgens 4 episodes, 1994
Bill Fagerbakke ...  Tom Cullen 4 episodes, 1994
Rick Aviles ...  Rat Man 3 episodes, 1994
Chuck Adamson Chuck Adamson ...  Barry Dorgan 3 episodes, 1994
Shawnee Smith ...  Julie Lawry 3 episodes, 1994
Sam Anderson ...  Whitney Horgan 3 episodes, 1994
Cynthia Garris ...  Susan Stern 3 episodes, 1994
Billy L. Sullivan ...  Joe 3 episodes, 1994
Warren Frost ...  George Richardson 2 episodes, 1994
Tom Holland ...  Carl Hough 2 episodes, 1994
Stephen King ...  Teddy Weizak 2 episodes, 1994
Sarah Schaub Sarah Schaub ...  Gina McCone 2 episodes, 1994
Bruce MacVittie ...  Ace-High 2 episodes, 1994
Dan Martin ...  Rich Moffat 2 episodes, 1994
Max Wright ...  Dr. Herbert Denninger 2 episodes, 1994
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ...  Monster Shouter 2 episodes, 1994
Kevin Doyle ...  Sarge 2 episodes, 1994
Richard Jewkes ...  Dick Ellis 2 episodes, 1994
Robert Knott ...  Len Carsleigh 2 episodes, 1994
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Storyline

When a government-run lab accidentally lets loose a deadly virus, most of the population of the world is wiped out. Survivors begin having dreams about two figures: a mystical old woman, or a foreboding, scary man. As the story tracks various people, we begin to realize that the two figures exemplify basic forces of good and evil, and the stage is set for a final confrontation between the representatives of each. Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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The end of the world is just the beginning.


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Due to the demands of filming out of sequence, and having less time to shoot than the story actually takes, it was not possible for the male actors to grow and shave off natural facial hair. In order to make their characters appear to grow beards, each of the actors grew their hair longer, and the tips were cut off and attached to their faces with static electricity so that the color would look natural. See more »

Goofs

When Stu breaks his leg, a boom mic is reflected in the rear quarter window of the green Malibu at the base of the valley. See more »

Quotes

Scientist: I can't believe a piece of Southern Fried Chicken like you is going to survive this.
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Alternate Versions

The version most widely seen now on DVD and Blu-ray differs from the original TV broadcast and Worldvision home video release. Among numerous small changes to credits and transitions (for instance removing many of the fades to black for commercial), it also restores explicit footage to two scenes and adds a third altogether.
  • The death of the Free Zone spy in Randall Flagg's office is more graphic, with Flagg picking up and tossing away the bloodied body; the original version instead cut to the lobby downstairs, where people look up uneasily upon hearing Flagg roar.
  • Nadine and Flagg's "wedding night" is longer, with more reaction shots of Nadine and additional shots of Flagg unzipping his pants and positioning himself.
  • A short scene has been added in which Flagg drives back to Las Vegas the next morning, with Nadine in the passenger seat.
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Connections

Referenced in Eureka: Primal (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

(DON'T FEAR) THE REAPER
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
Written by Donald Roeser
(c)1974 Sony Music/Columbia Records
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good, but not the one
4 October 2006 | by tafladSee all my reviews

this is a GREAT film, IF you haven't read the book. this film has it all. romance, horror, comic relief and drama. the plot of the film is a lot different to the book i read ( by the way, there are 2 versions of the book, but i read the newest one where there are no edits). the film conforms to a lot of the book, but there are MAJOR differences that will leave your jaw ajar by the way the substitute people. but this review isn't about the book. the film is 5 1/2 hours long, but please believe me, it is well worth it. Lowe plays an AWESOME part as nick, and as usual, Gary sinese is A+++++. this film makes people think a lot, so if you like the thinking game, it is prob one of the top 10 psychological films, but there is enough drama in here to fulfil the most avid of soap fans! please, watch this film BEFORE you read the book., as the book will fulfil all those unanswered questions.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stand See more »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Stereo

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Color

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4:3
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