The Stand (1994): Miniseries (1994)


Miniseries
The Stand (1994)

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Based on Stephen King's magnum opus of a novel, The Stand delivers six hours of vintage denim, questionable special effects, and an all-star cast battling the forces of good and evil.

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Critic Ratings: 23

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User Ratings: 74

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Air date: May 8, 1994

Part 1 of 4. A plague leaves only a handful of survivors in the U.S. Stu: Gary Sinise. Larry: Adam Storke. Nick: Rob Lowe. Fran: Molly Ringwald. Mother Abigail: Ruby Dee. Gen. Starkey: Ed Harris. Rae Flowers: Kathy Bates. Adapted from the novel.

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Air date: May 9, 1994

Part 2 of four. The survivors of the virus begin to encounter one another and start their respective treks to meet Mother Abigail---or Randall Flagg. Tom: Bill Fagerbakke. Glen: Ray Walston. Trashcan Man: Matt Frewer. Julie: Shawnee Smith. Mother Abigail: Ruby Dee.

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Air date: May 11, 1994

In Part 3, Mother Abigail's clan sets up a base of operations in Colorado and creates a governing board, which decides to send spies to Randall Flagg's headquarters. Judge Farris: Ossie Davis. Nadine: Laura San Giacomo. Harold: Corin Nemec. Mother Abigail: Ruby Dee. Teddy: Stephen King.

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Air date: May 12, 1994

Conclusion. Mother Abigail's group heads for Las Vegas, where Flagg's forces are beginning to weaken. Flagg: Jamey Sheridan. Glen: Ray Walston. Harold: Corin Nemec. Nadine: Laura San Giacomo. Paul Bulson: Mike Westenskow. Lucy: Bridgit Ryan. Weizak: Stephen King.

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  • Feb 02, 2021
    The mini series is not as good as the book, but still entertaining. Jamey Sheridan was a great pick to play Randall Flagg, and Bill Faggerbacke as Tom Cullen was perfect.
  • Jan 09, 2021
    This was a near perfect recreation of the novel, and in spite of necessary concessions they had to make for 1990's prime time television, the performances and casting were excellent.
  • Jan 02, 2021
    The cast is fantastic. Molly Ringwald, Shawnee Smith, Ruby Dee...Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?! The first two—even the first three—episodes had some storytelling and drive behind them, but the final episode derails the entire track with bad acting, music, makeup, effects, and a forced, nonsensical plot that leaves you scratching your head before the ending makes you want to vomit from the sappy, trite ending and swelling, melodramatic music. M-O-O-N. That spells "huh?"
  • Dec 28, 2020
    So this is a review of the 1994 mini-series, The Stand. This is a classic adaption of Stephen King's masterpiece The Stand. While I haven't read The Stand, and the word on the streets was Stephen King was disappointed somehow with it, I thought it was well-paced, believable -- can you believe it? It was just so well produced. Gary Sinise was spectacular. It's a must see. I recommend seeing it before seeing the new CBS remake of the same.
  • Dec 14, 2020
    A rather interesting and engaging premise, well acted and (sometimes) crafted piece of 90s television that seems, as it sometimes happens with material based on Stephen King's work, to fail hard with the concluding chapters and its implications.
  • Apr 05, 2019
    The Stand is one of my favorite Stephen King novels -- I've read it three times. This miniseries does an excellent job of bringing the story to the screen!
  • Dec 19, 2018
    A miniseries that is faithful to the post-apocalyptic Stephen King novel. Gripping from the opening. Blue Oyster Cult's Don't Fear the Reaper playing near the beginning in the context of the vast majority of the human race dying off is brilliant. Good survivors face off against evil in the aftermath. Heroism abounds, including the ultimate sacrifice. For all of those Christian film-makers out there, watch this and learn how to make a Christian film without explicitly trying to.
  • Mar 14, 2018
    A whole lota hokey. Only watched half.
  • Jan 19, 2018
    A surprisingly well told version of King's epic book. Yes, it has dated over the years but if you read the book you will enjoy seeing it brought to life. Gary Sinise is on fine form and keeps it interesting. Lacking the grisly elements of the novel but a worth while companion piece.
  • Sep 16, 2017
    Not as good as I hoped, but the beginning alone is worth it all. Recommended

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