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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Cast

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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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 Aunt Vicki (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Don Gaffney (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Richard Logan (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Albert Kaussner (2 episodes, 1995)
Kymberly Dakin ...
 Doris Heartman (2 episodes, 1995)
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 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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Trivia

In the novella, there is no wind, not even a light breeze when they are in Bangor. Since this was virtually impossible to execute for the movie they simply created dialogue to explain that even with a wind down here the clouds are not moving. See more »

Goofs

The crew members can be seen moving in the background inside the Bangor airport. See more »

Quotes

Craig Toomy: You wanna know how much money I made for you?
Tom Holby: Yes.
Craig Toomy: I didn't make any money for you!
[crawls onto the boardroom table]
Craig Toomy: I DIDN'T MAKE ANY MONEY FOR YOU! I lost money for you! I lost forty-three million dollars, and I did it deliberately! I did it deliberately! I DID IT DELIBERATELY!
[laughs, then looks up and sees that Holby has been replaced by his father]
Roger Toomy: You fool. You stupid fool!
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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

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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User Reviews

 
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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