Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.
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Complete series cast summary:
Julie Arnold Lisnet ...
 Aunt Vicki 2 episodes, 1995
Baxter Harris ...
Michael Louden ...
 Richard Logan 2 episodes, 1995
Kymberly Dakin ...
 Doris Heartman 2 episodes, 1995
Kimber Riddle ...
 Danny Keene 2 episodes, 1995
 James Deegan 2 episodes, 1995
 Gate Agent 2 episodes, 1995
John Griesemer ...
Christopher Cooke ...
David Kelly ...
 Little Boy 2 episodes, 1995
Stephanie Dunham ...
 Little Girl 2 episodes, 1995
John Winthrop Philbrick ...


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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Release Date:

14 May 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Langoliers  »

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| (3 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jenkins mentions that they could not go back in time to stop the assassination of Kennedy. Going back in time to stop Kennedy's death is the premise of another Stephen King work 11.22.63 (2016). See more »


When approaching LAX, Laurel notes that everything looks the same and there's no one there. Except there are cars driving around. See more »


[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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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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A grand master of suspense...
26 December 2000 | by 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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