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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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1995  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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
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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and some sci-fi terror | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's The Langoliers See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (3 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cast members Dean Stockwell and Kate Maberly have both starred in a film version of The Secret Garden (1993). See more »

Goofs

When approaching LAX, Laurel notes that everything looks the same and there's no one there. Except there are cars driving around. See more »

Quotes

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 ...
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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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Loved it, hated it, can't decide
24 November 2006 | by Mark0099See 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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