The Stand (1994)
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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)
Bridgit Ryan Bridgit Ryan ... Lucy Swann (credit only)
Peter Van Norden ... Ralph Brentner (credit only)
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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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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1994 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ed Harris: As General Starkey (uncredited). See more »

Goofs

As officer walks through command center on his way to meet with Gen. Starkey (Ed Harris) he is wearing his hat indoors, which is against basic military protocol. See more »

Quotes

[Stu is lazily listening to the old men chatter at Hap's gas station when he sees a car driving crazily toward them in the night]
Stu Redman: Hap. Hap! Shut off the pumps!
[Campion's car smashes into the gas pumps]
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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

Sharp Dressed Man
Written by Frank Beard, Billy Gibbons, and Dusty Hill
Performed by ZZ Top
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