The Langoliers

Synopsis: 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.
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 nominations.
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180 min

Unloading of passengers only.

No parking.

Do not leave your car unattended.

She's just an innocent bystander.

So, what's new?

Tell them I won't do it.

It has to be done

by next Thursday, Nick.

And make sure it happens

in Boston where he lives.

I'll see you in London on Saturday.

We'll have a pint to celebrate.

The white zone

is for immediate loading

and unloading of passengers only.

No parking.

Do not leave your car unattended.

Mr. Toomy, Mr. Toomy!

Thank God I caught you.

I checked over the figures

on those foreign bonds you bought,

and as it turns out, you haven't made

$43 million, you've lost it.

- I know.

- You know?

Of course.

I'm the head of the Bond Department.

- Talk to you from Boston.

- Mr. Toomy, you can't go to Boston.

All of these transactions

were personally authorised by you.

The board of directors

will crucify you.

I know, that's why I have to go.

Now, I suggest you just relax,

because everything's gonna be fine.

In fact, it's gonna be wonderful.

There's something strange

inside that man's head.

Later, Dinah.

Now that I've given you a lift

to the airport,

do you wanna tell me

why you're going to Boston?

Stop it, Doris. I'm not gonna

tell you and you know it.

Yes, but this is just so unlike you.

Flying off to some strange city

for no reason,

not even telling your best

friend why.

AP Flight 29 to Boston.

Oh, gosh, that's my flight.

I gotta go. Bye.

- Bye.

- This is to announce the boarding of...

I'm sorry.

- Departing from Gate 51.

- Bye.

- Bye.

Damn these gauges,

they don't tell us anything.

That pressure leak

could have been anywhere.

Don't worry about it.

It's the engineers' problem now.

How can I not worry about it?

You know what a pressure blowout

can do.

We were all damn near human pt.

Oh, man.

Maybe I've been doing this

for too long.

- Captain Engle?

- Yeah,

but I don't know what to tell you.

We couldn't find that pressure leak.

This isn't about the leak, captain.

Could I talk to you outside, please?

Why? What's wrong?

Outside, please.

You wanna tell me what's going on?

It's about your wife.

My wife?

You mean my ex-wife.

We're divorced. Why, what about her?

There's been an accident.

Perhaps you'd better come up

to my office.

What about Annie?

How badly has she been hurt?

Is she dead?

Yes. I'm afraid she is.

There was a fire in her apartment.

Are you all right, captain?


It's just a shock, that's all.

There's a redeye

leaving for Boston now.

You can deadhead back on it

if you want.

Yeah, I guess I'd better.

Ladies and gentlemen,

American Pride Flight 29 to Boston

is now boarding passengers

in all rows. Please...

Looks like a full flight.

Yeah, I guess.

What's the weather like?

Clouds at 20,000 feet from the

Great Plains all the way to Boston.

Oh, and we've had sightings of the

aurora borealis over the Mojave Desert.

Northern lights?

Over California at this time of year?

Who knows? The weather's

been really freaky this year.

I asked for a window seat

and that's what I'd like.

- See right there?

- Yes.

It says where your seat is.

I want a window seat.

- Why don't you talk to the...?

- No,

why don't you talk

to the ticketing agent?

I only wanna talk to you.

- I don't wanna be her problem.

- One on every flight, isn't there?


And since we have a very full flight

this evening,

we ask that you kindly place all bags

and carryon articles

securely in the overhead luggage


or under the seat in front of you.

If you are interested in assistance,

the flight attendant

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