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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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Complete series cast summary:
...  Stu Redman 4 episodes, 1994
...  Frannie Goldsmith 4 episodes, 1994
...  Randall Flagg 4 episodes, 1994
...  Nadine Cross 4 episodes, 1994
...  Mother Abagail Freemantle 4 episodes, 1994
...  Judge Richard Farris 4 episodes, 1994
...  Lloyd Henreid 4 episodes, 1994
...  Harold Lauder 4 episodes, 1994
...  Trashcan Man 4 episodes, 1994
...  Larry Underwood 4 episodes, 1994
...  Glen Bateman 4 episodes, 1994
...  Nick Andros 4 episodes, 1994
...  Ralph Brentner 4 episodes, 1994
Bridgit Ryan ...  Lucy Swann 4 episodes, 1994
...  Dayna Jurgens 4 episodes, 1994
...  Tom Cullen 4 episodes, 1994
...  Rat Man 3 episodes, 1994
...  Julie Lawry 3 episodes, 1994
Chuck Adamson ...  Barry Dorgan 3 episodes, 1994
...  Whitney Horgan 3 episodes, 1994
...  Susan Stern 3 episodes, 1994
...  Joe 3 episodes, 1994
...  George Richardson 2 episodes, 1994
...  Carl Hough 2 episodes, 1994
...  Teddy Weizak 2 episodes, 1994
Sarah Schaub ...  Gina McCone 2 episodes, 1994
...  Ace-High 2 episodes, 1994
...  Rich Moffat 2 episodes, 1994
...  Dr. Herbert Denninger 2 episodes, 1994
...  Monster Shouter / ... 2 episodes, 1994
...  Sarge 2 episodes, 1994
...  Len Carsleigh 2 episodes, 1994
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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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8 May 1994 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's The Stand  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Miguel Ferrer originally wanted to play the role of Randall Flagg, but Stephen King wanted someone that the audience wasn't overly familiar with. After Ferrer heard that his friend Jamey Sheridan had been offered the part, but wasn't sure it was something he wanted to do, Ferrer convinced him to take it. 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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Connections

Referenced in El día de la bestia (1995) See more »

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BOOGIE FEVER
Performed by The Sylvers
Written by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren) and Kenneth St. Lewis
Polygram International, Inc. / Perren-Vibes Music, Inc.
Songs of Polygram International, Inc. / Bull Pen Music
Produced by Freddie Perren (as Frederick J. Perren)
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from Cema Special Markets
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24 July 2014 | by See all my reviews

I read the rave reviews before I sat down to spend six hours watching "The Stand". By the beginning of part 2, I had to stop and check IMDb to see if there was another version, and maybe I was watching the cheap one.

The raves for the acting and casting baffle me most. Molly Ringwald is possibly the worst imaginable choice for such a pivotal role, and her acting throughout is embarrassingly awful. No one shines, but she stands out for all the wrong reasons.

My initial impression seemed so out of sync with the majority here that I forced myself to watch it all and keep an open mind, but the outcome didn't change.

It's tripe, people, acted and staged badly, and a total waste of six hours of your life. Read the book. It takes longer, but you'll get to do your own casting and staging, and you won't have to watch Ms. Ringwald.


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