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)
Christopher Collet ...
 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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Storyline

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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Prepare yourself for the flight of your life! 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

In the novella, there is no wind, not even a light breeze when they are in Bangor. Since this was virtually impossible to execute for the movie they simply created dialogue to explain that even with a wind down here the clouds are not moving. See more »

Goofs

When taking off from Bangor Airport to escape the Langoliers the aircraft is shown climbing away from the runway. The Attitude Indicator in the cockpit however clearly shows the aircraft to have been in a dive - nose down, as opposed to a climb - nose up. See more »

Quotes

[Engle informs the remaining passengers that they are diverting to Bangor]
Craig Toomy: I have an important meeting in Boston at nine O'clock! And I forbid you... From flying to some whistle-stop Maine airport! DO YOU HEAR ME?
Laurel Stevenson: Can you please quiet down? You're scaring the little girl.
Craig Toomy: Scaring the little girl? SCARING THE LITTLE GIRL? LADY! We've been diverted to some tin... pot airport in the middle of nowhere! And I have more important things to think about than scaring a little girl!
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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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One of the most accurate adaptations ever
23 December 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

THE LANGOLIERS

As soon as I read the novella "The Langoliers" by Stephen King, I knew it would make an amazing movie. It was by far the scariest piece of writing I have ever read and I was delighted to see that it had already been made into a TV movie. It took me over a year to find a copy, but it was worth it.

People complain about the crappy computer FX and the bad acting, but if you pay attention to the amazing storyline and the logic and thinking that went into this story, you'll find that it is an enjoyable movie that will keep you glued to the screen.


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