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The Stand: Miniseries (1994)



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A gripping postapocalyptic horror story based on the 1978 novel, with a strong cast (including Rob Lowe in a particularly compelling performance as a deaf man). It portrays the battle between good and evil in an America that has been decimated by a virulent plague, killing all but a handful of people. King conjured up monster ratings with `The Stand,' along with an Outstanding Miniseries Emmy nomination.


Gary Sinise
as Stu Redman
Molly Ringwald
as Fran Goldsmith
Jamey Sheridan
as Randall Flagg
Laura San Giacomo
as Nadine Cross
Bill Fagerbakke
as Tom Cullen
Ray Walston
as Glen Bateman
Adam Storke
as Larry Underwood
Rob Lowe
as Nick Andros
Ruby Dee
as Mother Abigail
Miguel Ferrer
as Lloyd Henreid
Corin Nemec
as Harold Lauder
Ossie Davis
as Judge Farris
Matt Frewer
as Trashcan Man
Shawnee Smith
as Julie Lawry
Stephen King
as Teddy Weizak
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Critic Reviews for The Stand: Miniseries

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

A well-made film with a lot of good acting talent.

August 31, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

To this day it's still a very compelling and engrossing look at humanity, the will to live, and the mysteries of why we're incapable of working together to make life easy on one another.

August 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Epic storytelling at its finest.

August 31, 2017 | Rating: 87/100 | Full Review…

Should sustain the interest of King fans, who number in the millions, and may pick up some non-King followers.

August 31, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

One of the most enjoyable things about Stephen King's The Stand is its sheer messy sprawl.

August 31, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The Stand is constrained, diminished by its dreary pace, by simplistic characters and motivations, and by its cramped, narrow sense of time.

August 31, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Stand: Miniseries


Stephen King's epic apocalyptic thriller The Stand is brought to television as a four part miniseries. When a plague wipes out 99% of the population a series of survivors receive mysterious dreams calling them to Boulder, Colorado, to begin anew, but a rival community rises up in Las Vegas led by the demonic Randall Flagg. Featuring Gary Sinise, Laura San Giacomo, Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Shawnee Smith, Matt Frewer, and Ed Harris, the cast is quite impressive. Yet the performances aren't very good, and neither are the production values. The storytelling's also rather weak, failing to capture the dyer tone of this apocalyptic tale. The Stand clearly has an ambitious vision, but it's unable to deliver on it.


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