Critic Consensus: 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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as Stu Redman
as Fran Goldsmith
as Randall Flagg
as Nadine Cross
as Tom Cullen
as Glen Bateman
as Larry Underwood
as Nick Andros
as Mother Abigail
as Lloyd Henreid
as Harold Lauder
as Judge Farris
as Trashcan Man
as Julie Lawry
as Teddy Weizak
News & Interviews for The Stand: Miniseries
The most terrifying thing about The Stand is its length - eight hours, which seem to fly by in like, oh, 38 hours. In this story about the end of the world, the end doesn't come a minute too soon.
Mick Garris' version turns out to be a video film with solid production values, some spooky and gruesome moments and a number of good performances.
In its finest moments, which are largely confined to Parts 1 and 2, The Stand is an engrossing yarn, rich in symbolism, with chilling special effects.
The miniseries - anchored firmly in the black-vest-and-jeans '90s in many, many ways - is a time capsule of suburban fears and idiotic stereotyping... Yet, somehow, The Stand still offers a lot to love.
Entertaining. But is it worth eight hours of your attention?
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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