The Langoliers

Revealing mistake: Near the end, as they approach LAX, the woman says there is nobody on the ground, that it's just the same as Bangor, but actually you can see a few cars moving on the ground.

Revealing mistake: Just before they land at Bangor airport we have two or three shots behind the pilot. I am not a hair dresser but I believe that you can see the difference between the real pilot's hair and the actor's.

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Revealing mistake: When the plane first lands at Bangor airport, the words 'American Pride' on the plane are reversed, like they are reflected in a mirror in one shot as its wheels hits the runway. (00:50:55)

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Revealing mistake: When everyone goes up to the second floor on the escalator, behind them outside through the glass doors you can see people walking about. (01:09:10)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene when they all have just arrived at Bangor when Bob Jenkins compares his watch with a clock (he looks if there are batteries inside) I'm not sure, but I guess one battery is reversed so that the clock is stopped. (01:01:45)

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

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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: Is there a reason why when they're in the past they can't catch up with the present, but when they land a little into the future, the present can catch up with them? Are they not moving along on their own timeline? And if not, why are they not left in that moment and stand there to see the present come and go without taking them?

Answer: Think of time as a gear with only one tooth, and think of them as a gear with only one notch. In the past, the one tooth has forever passed their notch and they'll never be carried along in the flow of time again. In the future, the tooth comes along, snags their notch, and they're back in the flow of time.

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