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The Langoliers 

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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 »





Complete series cast summary:
Tom Holland ...  Harker 2 episodes, 1995
Patricia Wettig ...  Laurel Stevenson 2 episodes, 1995
Kate Maberly ...  Dinah Bellman 2 episodes, 1995
Mark Lindsay Chapman ...  Nick Hopewell 2 episodes, 1995
Julie Arnold Lisnet Julie Arnold Lisnet ...  Aunt Vicki 2 episodes, 1995
Frankie Faison ...  Don Gaffney 2 episodes, 1995
Baxter Harris Baxter Harris ...  Rudy Warwick 2 episodes, 1995
Michael Louden Michael Louden ...  Richard Logan 2 episodes, 1995
Christopher Collet ...  Albert Kaussner 2 episodes, 1995
Kymberly Dakin Kymberly Dakin ...  Doris Heartman 2 episodes, 1995
Kimber Riddle Kimber Riddle ...  Bethany Simms 2 episodes, 1995
David Morse ...  Brian Engle 2 episodes, 1995
David Forrester ...  Danny Keene 2 episodes, 1995
Bronson Pinchot ...  Craig Toomy 2 episodes, 1995
Chris Hendrie ...  James Deegan 2 episodes, 1995
Jennifer Nichole Porter ...  Gate Agent 2 episodes, 1995
Dean Stockwell ...  Bob Jenkins 2 episodes, 1995
John Griesemer John Griesemer ...  Roger Toomy 2 episodes, 1995
Christopher Cooke Christopher Cooke ...  Craig (9 Years) 2 episodes, 1995
Stephen King ...  Tom Holby 2 episodes, 1995
David Kelly David Kelly ...  Little Boy 2 episodes, 1995
Stephanie Dunham Stephanie Dunham ...  Little Girl 2 episodes, 1995
John Winthrop Philbrick John Winthrop Philbrick ...  Father 2 episodes, 1995


On a redeye flight to Boston from Los Angeles, 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 it's like the world is dead. Nobody's there, the air is still, sound doesn't echo, the food is tasteless, and a distant sound comes closer and 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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Did You Know?


The aircraft used in the movie is a Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar (N31018) belonging to the now defunct Trans World Airlines. See more »


The aircraft used in the movie has the paint job of a fictional airline. If you look carefully you can see that the studio obtained an old Lockheed L-1011 aircraft that once belonged to TWA. The TWA paint job was modified to that of the fictional airline. See more »


Bob Jenkins: Let's say that every now and then a hole appears in the stream of time. Not a time-warm. A rip. A time rip. A rip in the central fabric.
Don Gaffney: That's the craziest thing I ever heard of!
Craig Toomy: Amen!
Bob Jenkins: Mr. Gaffney, the situation we're in right now, this is crazy. So let's say that such rips do occur every now and then. It would be similar to rare weather phenomenons that are reported. Upside-down tornadoes, circular rainbows, daytime starlight.
Captain Brian Engle: The aurora borealis.
Bob Jenkins: [Bob looks to Brian in surprise] What?
Captain Brian Engle: There was an ...
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One of King's best TV adaptations
21 June 2004 | by cconnerSee all my reviews

I finally watched this mini-series last night expecting the worst, but I was pleasantly surprised. Granted, the digital TV effects circa 1995 look very cheesy now, but if you can get past that, you'll enjoy one of the most faithful King adaptations I've seen. One thing seriously bothers me, though. I also recently saw ROSE RED and it was horrendous. It was several hours too long, very borrowed from various other sources, and pretty much a bust altogether. It was Stephen King at his absolute worst. How is it that something as involving and edge-of-your-seat as THE LANGOLIERS gets a lower rating on this site than ROSE RED?

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Release Date:

14 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Langoliers See more »

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Technical Specs


| (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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