The plague has taken its toll and only those immune to the virus are alive. The forces of good and evil are slowly taking shape. Those that have been dreaming about Mother Abigail are slowly making their way towards her in Nebraska. Stu Redmond joins up with Frannie Goldsmith and others. When Nick Andros and the first of the travelers arrive, Mother Abigail tells them they will soon be moving further west, to Colorado. Randall Flagg is gathering his own forces as he releases Lloyd Henreid from jail. Through her dreams, he also recruits Nadine Cross, who had been traveling with Larry Underwood.
Did You Know?
In the original novel, Larry journeys out of Manhattan with Rita Blakemoor. Blakemoor is much older than Larry and addicted to pills, eventually dying of a deliberate overdose in New England. In the miniseries, Rita's character is subsumed into that of Nadine, who continues on to the finale. See more
When approaching Las Vegas, Glen, Larry, and Ralph are stopped by Flagg's men. After some dialog, one of the men strikes Glen. Larry then tells the man "Oh, that's great. Very good! You get the Rodney King Humanitarian Award for the day, pal." The events of The Stand take place in 1980, but the Rodney King incident did not take place until 1991. See more
[riding a motorcycle
Harold, I don't think I'm ever gonna get these calluses off my fanny.
The US DVD by Artisan contains a few uncensored scenes which were edited for the TV release. The back of this DVD lists the run time as 366 minutes but is actually 361 minutes. The US DVD released by Paramount is the edited TV version and runs 2 minutes shorter at 359 minutes. All other DVDs in other regions contain this edited TV version but run times vary only because of NTSC to PAL transfers, not because of any added or deleted scenes. See more
Eve of Destruction
Written by P.F. Sloan
Performed by Adam Storke See more