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.
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.
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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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.