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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Prepare yourself for the flight of your life! 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)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Langoliers  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Legend has it that although the character of Dinah was always blind, young actress Kate Maberly consistently looked directly at the camera while acting during nearly every scene, causing Director Tom Holland to add the timelessly fashionable sunglasses to her already unbearably chic costume. The particular brand of glasses became so popular in 1995 after the Langoliers air date that they were flying off the shelves, and the company producing them could barely meet demands but was catapulted into unforeseen success. That company's name? Ray Ban. See more »

Goofs

Bangor Airport is supposedly deserted, yet in one brief shot another plane is visible. See more »

Quotes

Nick Hopewell: [They're in the air after the world below has disappeared after the langoliers have eaten it. The sun is setting] It's going faster now, isn't it?
Captain Brian Engle: Yeah. After awhile I think the days and nights will be going faster than a camera shutter can click. We're all going to Boston for different reasons. What about you, Nick? Fess up, the hour groweth late.
Nick Hopewell: Well, why not? What does a Most Secret classification mean when you've just seen a bunch of killer hairballs rolling up the world?
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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

Referenced in Adam Green's Scary Sleepover: Tom Holland (2015) See more »

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Loved it, hated it, can't decide
24 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As many have noted, the acting is mostly horrible, but the dialog was far worse, and I can't bring myself to think the actors weren't cringing inside while filming.

By far the most annoying and destructive aspect of the script is the huge number of scenes where the plot would seem to dictate great screaming urgency but the characters waste time with blank stares or senseless pauses. Any writer who thinks those devices work to heighten suspense needs to go back to school, preferably the 5th grade. It's enough to make you root for the bad guys, er, bad things.

That said, the story was incredibly engrossing -- sufficiently so that we kept the disc running with only one pause in the whole 3 hours. I'm still not sure if that was smart or stupid. I'd like to be able to vote both 2 and 9 simultaneously.


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