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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 Laurel Stevenson (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Bob Jenkins (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Brian Engle (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Nick Hopewell (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Don Gaffney (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Rudy Warwick (2 episodes, 1995)
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 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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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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Filmed in and around Bangor International Airport in Maine (Stephen King's hometown). See more »

Goofs

When the plane is flying over the supposedly lifeless Maine landscape, a herd of cows can be seen grazing on a hillside. See more »

Quotes

Albert Kaussner: [reporting what he sees out of the window after being asked to look] There's nothing out there. Nothing at all.
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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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Bizarre King story falters from poor execution
29 January 2007 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

It's hard to rate this movie. The movie has moments of creative genius, others with banal stupidity. Some passengers on an overnight red eye flight awaken to discover most of their fellow passengers inexplicably missing, as if whisked away in some sort of biblical rapture.

This is a delightfully creepy mystery, as is the abandoned airport where the plane lands, but the film bogs down in its irrationally slow reveal of the facts. The director compacts a 90-minute script into hours and hours of excessive subplots. Some of these are necessary for character development, (since the movie focuses on how these different personalities react to the situation), but the script burdens itself with a lot of clutter. Some of the actors overact, others underact. I blame the weak direction, as even David Morse seems awkward at times.

Worst is the inconsistency of the menacing attackers. It takes them a zillion years to cut through some fields--you see objects collapse in the distance, but you see this same "approaching unseen monster" shot again and again. Then, when the things do emerge, they race around at a hundred miles an hour. The nature of how they go about annihilating their targets follows no logical pattern. The things are so bizarre looking they are both funny and scary, so you don't know whether you're supposed to laugh or not. The "corruptions of the time stream" are not consistent, either. It's as if the script made up rules how this would work, and then changed those rules whenever it felt like it.

Even though some of the effects are confusing, others are downright cool. I love the portal; it was ethereal yet sinister at the same time. It evokes the intended curiosity: what lies beyond it? Overall, the movie is so weird that it holds your interest, but don't expect any sane continuity. If you look for sound thought in this one, you'll wind up as nuts as the movie is.


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