The Langoliers

Continuity mistake: As Brian lands the plane down to Bangor, his headset is on in a frontal shot, but in a reverse shot it isn't. (00:47:05)

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Continuity mistake: When they take off from Bangor you see the landing gear retract, but in the next shot it's back down again.


Continuity mistake: The position of the plane on the runway and the distance it is from the terminal often changes, when Dinah looks at it through the glass, as Toomey runs around from the Langoliers, etc.

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Continuity mistake: After Albert knocks Craig Toomey unconscious with the toaster, as it shows different angles of him laying on the floor, his tie is alternately hanging out/tucked into his suit. (01:48:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Nick checks on Albert after he knocks out Craig, during a close-up of Albert you can see that he reaches his hand up to his face. In the very next shot his hand's on his lap again.


Continuity mistake: In the scene were the pilot among the survivors start to land for the first time, the plane starts to shake. The teenage girl is comforted by the teenage boy. In one shot the girl wears her black jacket, in the next shot she's only wearing her green sweater, but in later shots she wears her jacket again. (00:46:10)


Continuity mistake: When the airport manager tells Brian his ex wife died in a fire, they exit terminal 54, yet in the next shot as they continue to walk down the terminal, it shows them exiting from terminal 51. (00:05:00)

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene where Laurel, Dinah, and Toomey are in the Cloud 9 restaurant and everyone else is out by the windows looking at the plane. The camera cuts from the group out by the windows - which includes Gaffney - immediately to a shot of the Cloud 9 restaurant sign. You can see Gaffney inside the restaurant through the sign. (01:29:45)

Continuity mistake: As they are going down through the clouds to Bangor, in the wide shot before Bethany faints on Albert. Bethany has vanished from the seat beside Albert. This is before she has fainted. (00:47:25)

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Continuity mistake: The holes which the Langoliers make near the aeroplane, when the chase after Criag Toomy, change position, size, shape, move closer to the plane and then finally vanish. (02:13:30)

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Continuity mistake: In most scenes at Bangor airport the plane (L1011/Tristar) can be seen in the middle distance from the terminal window, but in one or two scenes it's right outside blocking the view.

Continuity mistake: When Craig Toomey jumps out and starts screaming at the blind girl, in the first shot he is holding the knife at shoulder level. In the following shot it is raised to eye level.


Continuity mistake: Albert knocks Toomey out with a toaster. You can see during several subsequent shots that there is only a small amount of blood on Toomey's forehead and none at all on his face. Toomey lies there unconscious for a while, without changing position, and when he wakes up, suddenly his whole face is cut up and bloody. (01:54:00 - 01:59:05)

Continuity mistake: As Brian lands the plane down to Bangor, his headset is on in a frontal shot, but in a reverse shot it isn't. (00:47:05)

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Nick Hopewell: Do you ever watch Mr. Spock on Star Trek?
Craig Toomy: What the hell are you talking about?
Nick Hopewell: Because if you don't shut your cakehole, you bloody idiot, I'll be happy to demonstrate his Vulcan sleeper-hold for you.

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Trivia: In the scene near the end of the movie, there is a board meeting on the tarmac. The Chairman of the Board is Stephen King who is the author of The Langoliers. (02:10:15)

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Question: What happened to the people who disappeared? Did they die?

Answer: No, they didn't die. The premise of the story is that the sleeping plane passengers were in an alternate timeline a few minutes out-of-sync with normal time; so, when they awoke, they were aware of a dead zone in the immediate past. Everyone else in the world is still alive in the present. The "Langoliers" were interdimensional creatures that fed on the past, gobbling it up like a stage-cleaning crew.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: Yes, the passengers who were awake through the time rift were killed instantly, including Nick Hopewell on the return trip.

Danny Duignan

Hey you can't really assume anything with a film like this and with a storyline being so mysterious and suspenseful. I think it is left up to one's imagination where the passengers disappeared too. Personally I think or would like to believe they all survived but in another dimension probarly in the 4 or 5th dimension like with the Bermuda triangle which is very similar to the movie in relation to people disappearing without a trace.

Actually, since items like pacemakers were left behind it's safe to assume at least some of the missing passengers are dead.

Jason Hoffman
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