The Langoliers Review

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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport


Hard on the heels of The Stand and Tommyknockers comes this three hour adaptation of a Stephen King story which, even in it’s original form, was nine parts padding to one part good idea. Dean Stockwell, Bronson Pinchot and Thirtysomething’s Patricia Wettig head up an Airport-style cast of characters who find themselves stranded at a decidedly deserted airport. Is it the post-apocalypse? Is it another dimension? Or is it a half-decent episode of The Twilight Zone stretched into a miniseries? Whatever the case, expect cries of “For God's sake get on(ital) with it!” to reverberate around your living room.

Honourable, but longwinded.