Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.
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 Harker (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Laurel Stevenson (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Dinah Bellman (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Nick Hopewell (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Aunt Vicki (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Don Gaffney (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Rudy Warwick (2 episodes, 1995)
Michael Louden ...
 Richard Logan (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Albert Kaussner (2 episodes, 1995)
Kymberly Dakin ...
 Doris Heartman (2 episodes, 1995)
Kimber Riddle ...
 Bethany Simms (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Brian Engle (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Danny Keene (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Craig Toomy (2 episodes, 1995)
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 James Deegan (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Gate Agent (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Bob Jenkins (2 episodes, 1995)
John Griesemer ...
 Roger Toomy (2 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Cooke ...
 Craig (9 Years) (2 episodes, 1995)
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 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)
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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

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The grand master of suspense transports you to another dimension. See more »


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

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14 May 1995 (USA)  »

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Stephen King's The Langoliers  »

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Trivia

Cast members Dean Stockwell and Kate Maberly have both starred in a film version of The Secret Garden (1993). See more »

Goofs

The ridge with the high-tension power lines changes position in some parts of the movie. Also, in one shot, the power lines are missing, and when the people are helping carry Dynah (in the stretcher) onto the plane, the ridge has disappeared altogether. See more »

Quotes

Captain Brian Engle: It's time to fish or cut bait.
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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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Loved it, hated it, can't decide
24 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As many have noted, the acting is mostly horrible, but the dialog was far worse, and I can't bring myself to think the actors weren't cringing inside while filming.

By far the most annoying and destructive aspect of the script is the huge number of scenes where the plot would seem to dictate great screaming urgency but the characters waste time with blank stares or senseless pauses. Any writer who thinks those devices work to heighten suspense needs to go back to school, preferably the 5th grade. It's enough to make you root for the bad guys, er, bad things.

That said, the story was incredibly engrossing -- sufficiently so that we kept the disc running with only one pause in the whole 3 hours. I'm still not sure if that was smart or stupid. I'd like to be able to vote both 2 and 9 simultaneously.


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