Miniseries

The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries  

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List Rules Vote up the most memorable characters from the 1994 TV series adaptation of The Stand

In 1994, ABC brought Stephen King’s horror novel The Stand to the small screen in the form of a four-episode miniseries. The Stand cast featured a couple of major 1980s movie stars like Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald. Check out who else was part of The Stand miniseries cast.

The story of The Stand begins when a military-designed supervirus is accidentally spread among the general public. The result is apocalyptic and nearly all of the world’s entire population falls victim to the superflu. The few scattered survivors, via their dreams, are either lured to the evil side of Randall Flagg or are steered to the good path by Mother Abigail. The Stand characters then launch into a legendary battle between good and evil.

CBS All Access is bringing The Stand back to the small screen in 2019 in what appears to be a 10-hour limited series. In order to get ready for that major TV event, check out all of the major The Stand characters. Then, be sure to vote up which of the epic miniseries cast you find the most memorable.




 

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Nick Andros is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Nick Andros Rob Lowe

Nick was a deaf and mute orphan who found his way to Mother Abigail in the Boulder Free Zone. 

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Stuart Redman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Stuart Redman Gary Sinise

After surviving the flu, Stu becomes one of the brave and strong leaders of the Boulder Free Zone.

 

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Larry Underwood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Larry Underwood Adam Storke

Larry is an immature musician at the onset of the plague but grows to be a leader among Stu Redman's group. 

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Mother Abagail is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Mother Abigail Ruby Dee

Mother Abigail, a prophet to God, is over 100 years old when the superflu hits. She is able to reach fellow "good" survivors via dreams and guide them to the Boulder Free Zone.

 

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Tom Cullen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Tom Cullen Bill Fagerbakke

Tom is a good-natured, mentally challenged man, who works with the Boulder Free Zone survivors. 

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Ralph Brentner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Ralph Brentner Peter van Norden

The jovial mid-westerner befriends Nick and helps him communicate with the group by reading the mute's notes. He also befriends and forms a special bond with Mother Abigail. 

 

 

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Lucy Swann is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Lucy Swann Bridgit Ryan

Lucy meets up with Larry Underwood after the plague takes her daughter and husband, she becomes Larry's supportive wife at the Boulder Free Zone. 

8
Glen Bateman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Glen Bateman Ray Walston

The cynic, intelligent, Sociology Professor helps others understand human kind's reaction to the superflu. He reluctantly joins up with Stu's group of survivors as they work their way to the Boulder Free Zone. 

 

 

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Judge Farris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Judge Farris Ossie Davis

Richard Farris is a retired judge when the plague hits, his intelligence helps to unify Larry and Stu at the Boulder Free Zone. 

 

 

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Kojak is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Kojak Portrayed By A Golden Retriever Mix

Like humans, most of the dogs do not survive after the superflu hits, yet Kojak somehow not only survives but prospers.

 

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Frances Goldsmith is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Frances Goldsmith Molly Ringwald

The kind-hearted Fran, who is secretly pregnant at the onset of the plague, becomes romantically involved with Stu and develops into one of the leaders at the Boulder Free Zone. 

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Randall Flagg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Jamey Sheridan

Randall Flagg is the anti-Christ demon who summons the weak and the wicked to Las Vegas in order to wipe out the few remaining survivors of the plague.

 

 

13
Susan Stern is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Susan Stern Cynthia Garris

Susan is able to escape Doc and Virge's "zoo" and become one of the leaders of the Boulder Free Zone. 

14
Harold Lauder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Harold Lauder Corin Nemec

The intelligent Harold is just sixteen years old when the plague hits, the arduous journey brings out his true nature. 

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Nadine Cross is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Laura San Giacomo

Nadine is a teacher before the plague hits, although she wants to be good, she has an undeniable physical attraction to Randall Flagg.

 

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Dayna Jurgens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Dayna Jurgens Kellie Overbey

Dayna Jurgens is taken hostage by Doc and Virge's gang (zoo), but she is later able to escape and join Stu's group that is working its way to the Boulder Free Zone. 

 

 

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The Trashcan Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
The Trashcan Man Matt Frewer

Donald Elbert, AKA The Trashcan Man, is a mentally ill pyromaniac who comes to worship Randall Flagg after the superflu hits. 

18
Specialist Charles D. Campion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Specialist Charles D. Campion Ray McKinnon

The military police guard is patient zero and is responsible for spreading the virus to the general public after he leaves the military base not realizing that he had already become infected.  

 

 

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Bobby Terry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Bobby Terry Sam Raimi

The dim-witted Bobby Terry serves as a flunkey for Randall Flagg. 

 

 

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Lloyd Henreid is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Lloyd Henreid Miguel Ferrer

Lloyd is in jail when the plague hits. Randall Flagg finds Henreid, frees him, and the criminal becomes the devil's right hand man. 

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Julie Lawry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Julie Lawry Shawnee Smith

Julie is a sex-obsessed teen with an evil side who joins forces with Randall Flagg.

 

 

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Barry Dorgan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Barry Dorgan Chuck Adamson

Barry Dorgan was a police officer in California before the superflu outbreak and later became the leader of the new Las Vegas Police Department that aimed to defeat the Boulder survivors. 

 

 

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Whitney Horgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Whitney Horgan Sam Anderson

Whitney joins Randall Flagg's gang in Las Vegas where he serves as a cook for the group's leaders. 

 

 

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General William
General William "Billy" Starkey Ed Harris

General Starkey tries to keep "Project Blue" (the superflu) top secret and his lack of communication with the public ultimately leads to the eventual spread of the virus. 

 

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Major Len Creighton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Characters From The Stand Miniseries
Major Len Creighton Robert Knott

The Major serves as second in command and confidant to General Starkey.