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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (novel)
Tom Holland (teleplay)
Contact:
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
14 May 1995 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Prepare yourself for the flight of your life! See more »
Plot:
Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport. Full summary »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Bizarre King story falters from poor execution See more (181 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 23)

Patricia Wettig ... Laurel Stevenson (2 episodes, 1995)

Dean Stockwell ... Bob Jenkins (2 episodes, 1995)

David Morse ... Brian Engle (2 episodes, 1995)
Mark Lindsay Chapman ... Nick Hopewell (2 episodes, 1995)

Frankie Faison ... Don Gaffney (2 episodes, 1995)
Baxter Harris ... Rudy Warwick (2 episodes, 1995)
Christopher Collet ... Albert Kaussner (2 episodes, 1995)
Kimber Riddle ... Bethany Simms (2 episodes, 1995)

Kate Maberly ... Dinah Bellman (2 episodes, 1995)

Bronson Pinchot ... Craig Toomy (2 episodes, 1995)
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Series Directed by
Tom Holland (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Tom Holland (unknown episodes)
Stephen King (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Mitchell Galin .... executive producer (unknown episodes, 1995)
Michael Gornick .... associate producer (unknown episodes, 1995)
David R. Kappes .... producer (unknown episodes)
Richard P. Rubinstein .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Vladimir Horunzhy (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Paul Maibaum (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Design by
Evelyn Sakash (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Harry Darrow (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Linda Fisher (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Joel Harlow .... special makeup effects artist (unknown episodes)
Tom Irvin .... special makeup effects artist: XFX Inc. (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Charles Miller .... unit production manager (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jan Levine .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 1995)
Deborah L. Marrs .... second assistant director (unknown episodes, 1995)
Danielle Rigby .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes, 1995)
Michael Green .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
David R. Kappes .... second unit director (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Lazar .... additional first assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Ed Healy .... scenic artist (unknown episodes, 1995)
Tobey L. Levine .... assistant props (unknown episodes, 1995)
Shelagh Talbot .... set dresser (unknown episodes, 1995)
Peter Thurrell .... set dresser (unknown episodes, 1995)
Arthur A. Wood III .... set dresser (unknown episodes, 1995)
Brian Buteau .... set dresser (unknown episodes)
Sean Fallon .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Neil Cedar .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
John Hassler .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Bill Marino .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Grant Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Dow McKeever .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
Jay Meagher .... production sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Regina Mullen .... supervising adr editor (unknown episodes)
Ray Palagy .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Tony Pipitone .... sound editor (unknown episodes)
Randolph Saucedo .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Randy Smith .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Vincent J. Guastini .... modeler/creature designer (unknown episodes)
Shirley Montefusco .... special effects crew (unknown episodes)
Vincent Montefusco .... special effects supervisor: pyro/mech (unknown episodes)
Keith Suzuki .... special effects foreman (unknown episodes)
Beecher Tomlinson .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Marc Lougee .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Steven Meyer .... visual effects producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas L. Adam Jr. .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Sean Anastasion .... electrician (unknown episodes)
John Farr .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Edwin M. Figueroa .... second unit: key grip (unknown episodes)
S. William Hinzman .... director of photography: additional photography (unknown episodes)
David R. Kappes .... camera operator: second unit (unknown episodes)
Eric Lee .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Thom Willey .... second assistant camera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Cheryl G. Smith .... costumer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Ann L. Moore .... assistant editor (unknown episodes, 1995)
 
Series Other crew
Maryann Cuneo .... assistant: Mr. Rubinstein (unknown episodes, 1995)
Mary Gambardella .... script supervisor (unknown episodes, 1995)
Linda Housworth Klipper .... assistant: Mr. Galin (unknown episodes, 1995)
Rosina Lardieri .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes, 1995)
Kim E. Lombardi .... clearance coordinator (unknown episodes, 1995)
Meredith C. Milder .... assistant: Mr. Holland (unknown episodes, 1995)
Shirley Sonderegger .... assistant: Mr. King (unknown episodes, 1995)
Diane Vilagi .... production executive (unknown episodes, 1995)
Steven Caouette .... assistant: Mr. Pinchot (unknown episodes)
Matthew T. Chambers .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
Eric Chase .... stand-in (unknown episodes)
Aaron Curran .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
R. Kappes .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Matt LaPointe .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Norm Nelson .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Elizabeth J. Nevin .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Pamela Williamson .... assistant location manager (unknown episodes)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stephen King's The Langoliers" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence and some sci-fi terror
Runtime:
180 min | 60 min (3 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Dean Stockwell's character says that it is not possible to travel through time, he mentions stopping the Kennedy assassination. In "Quantum Leap" (1989), Dean Stockwell's character helped Sam (Scott Bakula) try to stop the Kennedy assassination through time travel.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: As Brian is about to climb up the steps to uncouple the fuel pipes (with Nick following behind), on the left side of the picture (just over Brian's shoulder), a shadow can be clearly seen moving under the gantry to the terminal.See more »
Quotes:
Bob Jenkins:The bottom line is, I believe, that we have hopped an absurdly short distance into he past. Say as little as 15 minutes and we're discovering the unlovely truth about time travel.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Quantum Leap" (1989)See more »

FAQ

What are some of the differences between the film/miniseries and the novella?
What happened to the people who weren't asleep when the airplane passed through the rip?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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34 out of 49 people found the following review useful.
Bizarre King story falters from poor execution, 29 January 2007
Author: MartianOctocretr5 from Redondo Beach, CA

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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