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:
...  Harker 2 episodes, 1995
...  Laurel Stevenson 2 episodes, 1995
...  Dinah Bellman 2 episodes, 1995
...  Nick Hopewell 2 episodes, 1995
Julie Arnold Lisnet ...  Aunt Vicki 2 episodes, 1995
...  Don Gaffney 2 episodes, 1995
Baxter Harris ...  Rudy Warwick 2 episodes, 1995
Michael Louden ...  Richard Logan 2 episodes, 1995
...  Albert Kaussner 2 episodes, 1995
Kymberly Dakin ...  Doris Heartman 2 episodes, 1995
Kimber Riddle ...  Bethany Simms 2 episodes, 1995
...  Brian Engle 2 episodes, 1995
...  Danny Keene 2 episodes, 1995
...  Craig Toomy 2 episodes, 1995
...  James Deegan 2 episodes, 1995
...  Gate Agent 2 episodes, 1995
...  Bob Jenkins 2 episodes, 1995
John Griesemer ...  Roger Toomy 2 episodes, 1995
Christopher Cooke ...  Craig (9 Years) 2 episodes, 1995
...  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


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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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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First of three Stephen King adaptations David Morse has done followed by The Green Mile (1999) and Hearts in Atlantis (2001). See more »


The distance from the plane to the terminal decreases for one shot. See more »


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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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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Blast from the past
24 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

When I was 8 years old (10 years ago) I watched an interesting movie late at night.It was a two parter but I did't know that,so after the first part ended I went to sleep (thinking what a stupid movie it was).The next day I found out I missed a complete second half.Over the years I forgot about it.Until a week ago I stumbled on it on IMDb.Without a second to waste I went and downloaded it.And I have to say it was worth the time and effort. I loved every minute of it,including the part I already saw.It held me in suspense for all 3 hours.The acting was excellent.Only minus (if you could call it that regarding it was filmed in 1995) are the special effects.As someone on this board so excellently described The Langoliers quote:"they looked like giant meatballs with buzz-saw teeth" I just wanted to say this movie brought me back to when I was 8 and I enjoyed watching every minut of it.

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