Trivia / The Stand

  • Actor Allusion: Mike Lookinland, who was a cameraman, has a cameo part as one of the Boulder residents. Stu addresses him as "Bobby" at one point.
  • All-Star Cast: The cast includes Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Ed Harris, Laura San Giacomo, Jamey Sheridan, Miguel Ferrer, Ruby Dee, Ossie Davis, Corin Nemec, Matt Frewer, Adam Storke and Ray Walston. There are also notable cameos by Kathy Bates, Kareem Abdul-Jabar, and Stephen King himself as one of the Free Zone members.
  • California Doubling: Closing the Lincoln Tunnel in New York for filming would have been insane, so instead they used the Armstrong Tunnels in Pittsburgh.
  • Deleted Scene: A still exists of at least one deleted scene from the miniseries, showing Joe Bob Brentwood in his squad car after he gets sick.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Dr. Kelso is Frannie's dad in the miniseries.
  • Star-Making Role: Prior to his appearance in the miniseries, Gary Sinise's career mostly consisted of guest appearances in various tv shows. His casting in Apollo 13, Forrest Gump, CSI: NY, etc, all came after.
  • The Danza: Joe Bob Briggs (best known for hosting MonsterVision on TNT in the '90s) is Deputy Joe Bob Brentwood.
  • Unintentional Period Piece: The clothing, cars, and hairstyles set the mini-series firmly in 1994. Even some of the cast were known for their late 1980s/early 1990s popularity, but have since been much less active in their careers.
  • What Could Have Been: Some of the proposed actors for Flagg included Christopher Walken, James Woods, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum. In one of King's intro essays for the Uncut Edition, he also suggested Robert Duvall for Flagg, with Bruce Springsteen as Larry Underwood.