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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 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)
Julie Arnold Lisnet ...
 Aunt Vicki (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Don Gaffney (2 episodes, 1995)
Baxter Harris ...
 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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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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The grand master of suspense transports you to another dimension. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The aircraft used in the movie is a Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar (N31018) belonging to the now defunct Trans World Airlines. See more »

Goofs

In the different outside views of the aircraft shots, the aircraft changes back and forth between an L1011 and a DC-10. Difference is mainly the body width and the rear engine setup. 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 »

Connections

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A grand master of suspense...
26 December 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This film will keep you thinking until the very end! David morse, Dean stockwell and especially Bronson Pinchot produced good performances as usual and i have to say that this movie is underrated. From the start it gets you thinking about where all the passengers and crew have gone, and you will be itching to find out. The only negative thing to say is that the film is maybe a little too long, but overall a good movie which is a must for Stephen king fans!


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