The Stand

Continuity mistake: When Flagg, Nadine and Lloyd are in Flagg's apartment and he is fixing gin and tonic, he uses a special, tear-drop shaped flask. In the next shot of the bar, the flask is not there. Then, in the next shot when Flagg starts to throw a temper tantrum, it's back. (00:32:15)

Continuity mistake: When Nick Andros gives Tom Cullen his bike Tom climbs on with no backpack. When you see him pedalling around the mannequins he has one on. (02:19:56)

Continuity mistake: When the judge is being followed through the town of Copperfield by the two guards, the guards are driving a Ford pickup truck with a standard cab. In the first interior shot of the truck, it appears to be an extended cab truck with a gray interior. In the next interior shot (when they are about to get out), it switches back to a standard cab with a red interior.

Continuity mistake: At the start of the film at Haps gas station Campion says his wife got sick in Salt Lake City. Later in the war-room of the CDC the big map on the wall shows that he went south out of northern California and headed east through Arizona and New Mexico before he crashed in east Texas.

Continuity mistake: When Stu and Glen are about to meet Fran and Harold, Glen gets up out of a hammock to go and see them. When it cuts to a shot of Stu rushing to meet them, in the background behind Stu, you see Glen getting out of the hammock again.

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Suggested correction: Glen at 1st sits up. Then he gets off the hammock.


Continuity mistake: When Nick is attacked in Shoyo, his hat falls off his head; in the next shot (when he hits/kicks back), his hat is back on, then in the next shot, it is off again.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Randall is having his temper tantrum in Vegas, he runs to the balcony and tosses a chair. The shot cuts to Lloyd, when RF walks in, his hands are in his front pants pockets. When they cut away, they are in his back pockets. Cut back and in his front again.

Continuity mistake: When Flagg kills the Monster Screamer (Kareem Abdul Jabbar), he (the Screamer) is walking on level ground, and he falls forward clutching his chest. In a later scene Larry and Nadine find the dead Monster Screamer laying on his back on a staircase. The argument that he somehow crawled to the staircase after being apparently instantly dead is invalidated by the fact that his sign is with him on the staircase scene.

Continuity mistake: When Nick sits next to Tom on the bench the Pepto Bismol bottle is and then is not there when they get on their bikes.

Revealing mistake: When the camera pans across Kareem Abdul Jabar's dead body sprawled out on the steps, the corpse blinks.

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Trivia: Toward the end of the movie when Stu and Tom are driving back to Boulder in the snowcat, there are two sentry's on duty. One is Stephen King himself, and the other is Mike Lookinland who played Bobby Brady on the Brady Bunch television show. In fact, when they are hugging the Stu and Tom, you can even hear Stu call him "Bobby".

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Question: At the beginning of the movie, what is the name of the song playing during the opening credits and who is the artist?


Chosen answer: The song is "Don't Fear The Reaper" by Blue Oyster Cult.

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