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The Stand 

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | TV Mini-Series (1994)
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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 maleficent 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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Cast

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
Shawnee Smith ...  Julie Lawry 3 episodes, 1994
Chuck Adamson Chuck Adamson ...  Barry Dorgan 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
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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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Runtime:

| (edited TV cut)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Landis: Russ Dorr (the guy with the beard out in the desert). See more »

Goofs

When the Free Zone Committee meets for the barbecue, blooms are on the trees in the background, a sign of spring. The meeting is supposed to take place in late August, long after the blossoms would've dropped off. See more »

Quotes

Mother Abigail: Mayhap!
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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. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

What A Friend We Have In Jesus
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Words by Joseph M. Scriven (1855)
Music by Charles Crozat Converse (1868)
Performed by Ruby Dee
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Get snowed in one weekend and have this film on hand.
12 September 2005 | by dunkmasterSee all my reviews

If you are a King fan you will (no doubt) be aware that most of his works have been poorly re-produced in film and/or TV. This production is an outstanding exception. It is very faithful to the book in context and spirit ... well acted and directed.

As an aside from the movie…this story is, in my opinion, a major changing point in King's career. This story is more (or maybe as much) science fiction or fantasy than his more familiar horror style.

I am no fan of Molly Ringwald and this is her best performance of date (that I have seen). Rob Lowe (who I was also no great fan of) is brilliant and Gary Sinise as Stu was consistent and well cast.

Ruby Lee's part (probably one that would make or break the whole production) as Mother Abigail Freemantle was probably not given enough screen time but this is a HUGE book so you can't cover every moment.

Larua San Giacomo as Nadine Cross and Adam Stork as Larry Underwood were good overall but had moments of over acting….moments out of hours is not a big deal I guess! The only real disappointment was Corin Nemec as Harold Lauder. His performance was not that bad.. That was not the issue. The issue is he was all WRONG for the part. I can't think there are not fat ugly teenagers in Hollywood who could not have played this part. His "added on" acne and horn-rimmed glasses were WHOLY unconvincing. The pretty boy underneath the make up was glaringly obvious. Cast this part better and we move into 9+ ground.

This series is LONG … seeing it in one sitting (unless you are a mad-for-King fan) is probably not realistic. But if you get snowed in one weekend you will be glad you had this film on hand. The only fiction series of length I have seen that is better than this is Lonesome Dove….and that is a cast I would not want to battle for second!


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