Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Harker (2 episodes, 1995)
 Laurel Stevenson (2 episodes, 1995)
 Dinah Bellman (2 episodes, 1995)
 Nick Hopewell (2 episodes, 1995)
Julie Arnold Lisnet ...
 Aunt Vicki (2 episodes, 1995)
 Don Gaffney (2 episodes, 1995)
Baxter Harris ...
 Rudy Warwick (2 episodes, 1995)
Michael Louden ...
 Richard Logan (2 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Collet ...
 Albert Kaussner (2 episodes, 1995)
Kymberly Dakin ...
 Doris Heartman (2 episodes, 1995)
Kimber Riddle ...
 Bethany Simms (2 episodes, 1995)
 Brian Engle (2 episodes, 1995)
 Danny Keene (2 episodes, 1995)
 Craig Toomy (2 episodes, 1995)
 James Deegan (2 episodes, 1995)
 Gate Agent (2 episodes, 1995)
 Bob Jenkins (2 episodes, 1995)
John Griesemer ...
 Roger Toomy (2 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Cooke ...
 Craig (9 Years) (2 episodes, 1995)
 Tom Holby (2 episodes, 1995)
David Kelly ...
 Little Boy (2 episodes, 1995)
Stephanie Dunham ...
 Little Girl (2 episodes, 1995)
John Winthrop Philbrick ...
 Father (2 episodes, 1995)


On a red eye flight to Boston from LA 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But its like the world is dead. No one is there, the air is still, sound doesn't echo, the food is tasteless. And a distant sound is heard coming closer. A race of monstrous beings bent on their destruction is heading for them, eating everything in sight. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Prepare yourself for the flight of your life! See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sci-fi terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Langoliers  »

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| (3 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The aircraft used in the movie (Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar (Reg No. N31018)), first flew on 10/02/1974, and was delivered to Trans World Airlines on 23/03/1974. Following filming of The Langoliers, the aircraft was re-registered as SE-DSC, and sold to Air Ops of Sweden (delivered 18/03/1995). It was broken up for scrap at Bournemouth, UK, 1996. See more »


Both times when the plan lands (Bangor and LAX) there are brief shots where the lettering on the plane appears as a mirror image. See more »


Albert Kaussner: You know something, don't you?
Bob Jenkins: I might. But then I might not...
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Crazy Credits

Cloud cover (presumably the view of the sky from a cockpit window) forms the backdrop for the opening credits. See more »


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User Reviews

Very Good
3 June 2002 | by (Brum, England) – See all my reviews

Not sure why some people reviewing this come out with "This movie was crap" or this movie was worse than "Plan 9 from outer space"

I liked it and thought it had an exellent plot. I didnt think that they did too bad considering it was a TV Movie. Maybe a little too long, but worst movie ever? Not really just certain people who disliked it a little didnt want to review this and say " I disliked this movie a little.......erm" The Langoliers did also look pretty poor, but the build up to the Langoliers was more important.Very Good and certainly not worst movie ever.Have you people ever seen Death Wish 3 and 4 or Titanic or Hobgoblins? I can assure you that they are much worse.

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