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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)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Stand  »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 Harold and Nadine are traveling to Las Vegas, Nadine drives on the right side of the road. In the long shot, Nadine is on the left and Harold is on the right. 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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Referenced in Revolution: Love Story (2013) See more »

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(DON'T FEAR) THE REAPER
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult
Written by Donald Roeser
(c)1974 Sony Music/Columbia Records
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Great adaptation
14 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Great job adapting a really long and complex book. The characters are often very good (Bill Fagerbakke as Tom Cullen and Ray Walston as Glen Bateman, for example), and the storyline follows along that of the book. Of course, there are some things left out or changed, but that was needed to make the movie only 8 hours.

This is classic Stephen King, minus a lot of the gore that sometimes he's known for. It's the perpetual fight between good and evil. It was great to watch the story of one of my favorite books. Most of the characters bring such passion and reality to the story.

As a side note, I would recommend reading the prologue in Stephen King's newest edition of The Stand where he talks about making the movie.


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