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Ghoulish made for TV adaptation of the King novel about a superflu/plague that decimates the U.S. population. The few survivors are soon divided into two camps--those dreaming of a godly old black woman known as Mother Abigail and others of the satanic Randall Flagg, the Walkin' Dude. Boulder, Colorado (where King was living when he wrote the novel) serves as headquarters for Abigail's brood while Las Vegas (where else) is Flagg territory. It all comes down to a battle of good vs. evil, with the future of mankind at stake. Religious allegory can get tedious but it's a varied cast with some scenes not for those with queasy stomachs. On four cassettes.

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Available on Running time 360 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Books to Film: Stephen King, Devils, Emerging Viruses, Post-Apocalypse
Screenplay
Stephen King
Cast
Jamey Sheridan, Ruby Dee, Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Miguel Ferrer, Laura San Giacomo, Rob Lowe, Adam Storke, Matt Frewer, Corin "Corky" Nemec, Ray Walston, Bill Fagerbakke, Ossie Davis, Shawnee Smith, Rick Aviles, John (Joe Bob Briggs) Bloom, Michael (Mike) Lookinland, Ed Harris, Kathy Bates, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Stephen King, Sam Raimi
Cinematography
Edward Pei
Director
Mick Garris
Music
W.G. Snuffy Walden
Producer
Mitchell Galin, Stephen King, Richard H. Rubinstein, Laurel Entertainment, Greengrass Productions

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Stephen King's The Stand
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salina gale

since the uncut version of the stand came out 4 yrs before the movie king should have based the movie on that one. i havent read the original version of the stand and im not sure i want to. i like the complete uncut version better than the one the movie is based on. the movie would have been better if he had based it on that.