The Langoliers (1995)

The Langoliers
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low level violence

Director: Tom Holland
Actors: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, David Morse, Mark Lindsay Chapman, Frankie Faison

The Langoliers, 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 havent changed. But its like the world is dead.

No one is there, the air is still, sound doesnt 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.

DVD
Status: Normal
Run time: 180mins
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Aspect Ratio: 4:3

Member Reviews (6)

Dave S.
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This film has a somewhat interesting sci-fi premise but, like most of King's TV miniseries adaptations, it's hugely overextended. If you listen carefully you can actually hear the wheels spinning as they try to wring 3 hours of compelling drama out of these flat, one-note characters. Whether it's worth sitting through depends on how badly you want to see Bronson Pinchot's leg get bitten off by a badly-computer-generated Evil Pacman, which in my case was pretty bad. He won't be doing the Dance of Joy after that encounter! (That was a reference to the long-running sitcom PERFECT STRANGERS, which starred Bronson Pinchot as wacky foreign cousin Balki Bartokomous and ran an astounding 8 seasons from 1986 to 1993). I'd say this film was worse than I remember, but I don't remember it being that good. Why did I rent this again?
Posted Wednesday, 1 May 2013 See my other reviews
Jeremy P.
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its was ok. I remember it being much better when it was on TV years ago. Suggest you miss it unless you are a massive King fan or love your aviation!
Posted Friday, 30 October 2009 See my other reviews
Barry
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Pretty average King movie. Not scary at all. Worth watching. 3/5
Posted Wednesday, 29 July 2009 See my other reviews
lakme
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Obviously made as a TV mini series for it to be 3 hours long. Interesting story with adequate acting. The effects are a bit dated but it was quite enjoyable.
Posted Saturday, 15 March 2008 See my other reviews
Raymond M.
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Once again Stephen King gives us the thrill of our lives. High recommended for viewing.
Posted Monday, 14 January 2008 See my other reviews
Jay G.
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Another great classic from the master story teller steven king not to be missed
Posted Friday, 30 November 2007 See my other reviews