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The Langoliers (TV Mini-Series 1995– ) Poster

(1995– )

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Filmed in and around Bangor International Airport in Maine (Stephen King's hometown).
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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.
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The aircraft used in the movie is a Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar (N31018) belonging to the now defunct Trans World Airlines.
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Much of the story derives from Stephen King's own fear of flying; King often writes true life-experiences into his novels.
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Jenkins mentions that they could not go back in time to stop the assassination of Kennedy. Going back in time to stop Kennedy's death is the premise of another Stephen King work 11.22.63 (2016).
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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).
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Legend has it that although the character of Dinah was always blind, young actress Kate Maberly consistently looked directly at the camera while acting during nearly every scene, causing Director Tom Holland to add the timelessly fashionable sunglasses to her already unbearably chic costume. The particular brand of glasses became so popular in 1995 after the Langoliers air date that they were flying off the shelves, and the company producing them could barely meet demands but was catapulted into unforeseen success. That company's name? Ray Ban.
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The aircraft used in the movie (Lockheed L-1011-385-1 TriStar (Reg No. N31018)), first flew on 10/02/1974, and was delivered to Trans World Airlines on 23/03/1974. Following filming of The Langoliers, the aircraft was re-registered as SE-DSC, and sold to Air Ops of Sweden (delivered 18/03/1995). It was broken up for scrap at Bournemouth, UK, 1996.
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Cast members Dean Stockwell and Kate Maberly have both starred in a film version of The Secret Garden (1993).
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Boston is mentioned in this story and another Stephen King story, Doctor Sleep.
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The Langoliers themselves were originally going to be portrayed by puppets, but we're replaced with CGI instead. Unfortunately, the poorly rendered and animated monsters ended up looking laughably hokey, and are regarded as some of the worst CGI effects ever.
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