Plot & Details
Originally aired as a television mini-series, this all-star filmization of Stephen King's gripping epic of good versus evil chronicles the episodic adventures of a disparate group of people who struggle to reestablish civilization after a man-made catastrophe wipes out most of the world's population. The world abruptly ends when a deadly virus accidentally escapes from a government sponsored biological warfare laboratory. Soon people are dropping like flies from the plague, but a few survive and find themselves strangely compelled to head into the West. Good-hearted people follow the voice of an ancient black woman and head for Boulder, Colorado. Bad people follow the enigmatic Walkin' Dude to Las Vegas. It is only a matter of time before the two sides are forced into a climactic battle over the final fate of humanity.
- Genre(s): Drama,Science Fiction
- Run Time: 360min.
- DVD Release Date: 10/26/1999
- Director(s): Mick Garris
- Starring: Gary Sinise , Molly Ringwald , Jamey Sheridan , Laura San Giacomo , Ruby Dee
- Themes: Post-Apocalypse,Race Against Time,Mind Games,Rise To Power,End of the World
- Tone: Ominous,Creepy,Enigmatic,Menacing,Sweeping,Tense,Visceral
- Keywords: civilization, epidemic, good-vs-evil, population, virus
- Language: English