The Stand (1994)
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The Plague 

When a deadly virus escapes from a government research facility, few prove to be immune to its effects. With symptoms similar to the flu, those who come into contact with it quickly die. ... See full summary »

Director:

Mick Garris

Writers:

Stephen King (book), Stephen King (teleplay)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Gary Sinise ... Stu Redman
Molly Ringwald ... Frannie Goldsmith
Jamey Sheridan ... Randall Flagg
Laura San Giacomo ... Nadine Cross (credit only)
Ruby Dee ... Mother Abagail Freemantle
Ossie Davis ... Judge Richard Farris (credit only)
Miguel Ferrer ... Lloyd Henreid
Corin Nemec ... Harold Lauder
Matt Frewer ... Trashcan Man (credit only)
Adam Storke ... Larry Underwood
Ray Walston ... Glen Bateman (credit only)
Rob Lowe ... Nick Andros
Bill Fagerbakke ... Tom Cullen (credit only)
Peter Van Norden ... Ralph Brentner (credit only)
Rick Aviles ... Rat Man
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Storyline

When a deadly virus escapes from a government research facility, few prove to be immune to its effects. With symptoms similar to the flu, those who come into contact with it quickly die. One survivor is Stu Redmond, a gas station attendant from Texas, who suffers no ill effects whatsoever. Kept in a medical research facility in Vermont, doctors try to determine why he is still alive. Others that also survive include Frannie Goldsmith who lives with her dad; Nick Andros, a deaf-mute; a rock musician, Larry Underwood; and Lloyd Henreid, in jail for murder. Survivors begin to have dreams, either about an old Afican-American woman, Mother Abigail, or a much scarier evil man. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

Stu Redman (Gary Sinise) is shown in the Vermont Disease Control Center to be reading a novel by Elmore Leonard. Stephen King references Leonard in some of his other fiction, such as his 2011 novel "11/22/63". See more »

Goofs

The town of Arnette, Texas is displayed as being near the Texas/Louisiana border in far East Texas. Arnette is on the opposite side of Texas near the New Mexico border in far West Texas. See more »

Quotes

Randall Flagg: Rub-a-dub-dub, thanks for the grub.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with white words on a black screen: This is the way the world ends/This is the way the world ends/This is the way the world ends/Not with a bang but a whimper. (These four lines are the final stanza from T.S. Eliot's poem "The Hollow Men".) See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Can U Dig Your Man
Written by Stephen King and Al Kooper
Performed by Al Kooper
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The Circle Opens
27 April 2021 | by cfish-83949See all my reviews

The first episode of this mini-series isn't as amazing as it could be. By that does not mean it is bad! You can tell the budget is low, some acting is bad, the quality is low, etc.. But there are some amazing actors in this too. Gary Sinise is great as Stu Redman, Ed Harris was great (and surprisingly uncredited?) Overall I think the casting was great and it is very accurate to the book which I am nearly done reading. Some cuts from this episode include Fran and her mom and parts with Jess. But it's not too important so that's totally fine. I still loved this episode!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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