The Stand (TV Mini-Series 1994)

TV Mini-Series   |  Not Rated   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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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 malevolent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.


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4 October 2006 | taflad
| good, but not the one
this is a GREAT film, IF you haven't read the book. this film has it all. romance, horror, comic relief and drama. the plot of the film is a lot different to the book i read ( by the way, there are 2 versions of the book, but i read the newest one where there are no edits). the film conforms to a lot of the book, but there are MAJOR differences that will leave your jaw ajar by the way the substitute people. but this review isn't about the book. the film is 5 1/2 hours long, but please believe me, it is well worth it. Lowe plays an AWESOME part as nick, and as usual, Gary sinese is A+++++. this film makes people think a lot, so if you like the thinking game, it is prob one of the top 10 psychological films, but there is enough drama in here to fulfil the most avid of soap fans! please, watch this film BEFORE you read the book., as the book will fulfil all those unanswered questions.

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The "Boulder Free Zone" was originally to be filmed in Boulder, Colorado. However, soon before production was to begin, Colorado passed Amendment 2, an amendment to their state Constitution which nullified any existing laws protecting the rights of homosexuals. In protest, the production moved to Utah. (Stephen King's daughter Naomi is a lesbian.) This amendment was later overturned in the case of Romer v. Evans.


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The bottle of Pepto Bismol that Nick sets on the bench disappears when Tom stands up.

Alternate Versions

The version most widely seen now on DVD and Blu-ray differs from the original TV broadcast and Worldvision home video release. Among numerous small changes to credits and transitions (for instance removing many of the fades to black for commercial), it also restores explicit footage to two scenes and adds a third altogether.

  • The death of the Free Zone spy in Randall Flagg's office is more graphic, with Flagg picking up and tossing away the bloodied body; the original version instead cut to the lobby downstairs, where people look up uneasily upon hearing Flagg roar.
  • Nadine and Flagg's "wedding night" is longer, with more reaction shots of Nadine and additional shots of Flagg unzipping his pants and positioning himself.
  • A short scene has been added in which Flagg drives back to Las Vegas the next morning, with Nadine in the passenger seat.


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Blue Öyster Cult
Written by Donald Roeser
(c)1974 Sony Music/Columbia Records


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Adventure | Drama | Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Box Office


$28,000,000 (estimated)

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