The Langoliers (1995)

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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »
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 Laurel Stevenson (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Bob Jenkins (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Brian Engle (2 episodes, 1995)
Mark Lindsay Chapman ...
 Nick Hopewell (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Don Gaffney (2 episodes, 1995)
Baxter Harris ...
 Rudy Warwick (2 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Collet ...
 Albert Kaussner (2 episodes, 1995)
Kimber Riddle ...
 Bethany Simms (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Dinah Bellman (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Craig Toomy (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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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 a scene, one of the characters mentions it's impossible to go back in time, and for example stop the Kennedy assassination. This is the main topic for one of Stephen King's more recent novels, "11.22.63" See more »

Goofs

When the captain is taking off from Bangor, the indicator reads "Minimum takeoff speed 150 mph". This is wrong in two ways. First, in aviation, all speeds are in knots. Second, there is not only one takeoff speed, there are three: engine out safety speed (V1), speed of rotation (Vr) and climb safety speed (V2). See more »

Quotes

[Bob is watching the Langoliers eat up the entire airport]
Bob Jenkins: Now we know, don't we?
Laurel Stevenson: Know what? We know what?
Bob Jenkins: We know what happens to today when it becomes yesterday. It waits for them. It waits for them, the timekeepers of eternity. Always following them behind, cleaning up the mess in the most efficient way possible: by eating it!
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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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