The Langoliers (miniseries)

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The Langoliers (1995) is a 2 episode miniseries based on the the novella of the same name by Stephen King.  Each episode is two hours long, counting commercials.

Dinah Bellman[edit]

  • [After the plane goes through the time rip, she wakes up] Would somebody speak to me, please? I'm sorry but my aunt's gone and I'm blind.
  • [About Toomey] There's something strange in that man's head.
  • [About who Laurel is going to Boston] That's strange, isn't it? Fly all the way across the country for someone you've never even met before?

Nick Hopwell[edit]

  • [As he is about to go through the time rip.] Oh, my God! So beautiful!
  • [After Albert has knocked Craig Toomey unconscious] You did this with a toaster?
  • [Before attempting to smother the unconcious Toomey] This is more than you deserve, you bastard.

Craig Toomey[edit]

  • [After stabbing Dinah and running away] She's not a little girl. She's not a little girl. She's one of them. She's the head Langolier.
  • I have a meeting at Boston's Prudential Center at nine o'clock this morning! Promptly at nine o'clock! That's whats important. Now, I booked a seat on this conveyance, in good faith , and I have no intention of being late for that appointment! Now, I have three question for you. Number 1: who authorized an unscheduled stop for this airliner while I was asleep? Number 2: where that stop was made, and number 3: WHY, why was that done?

Brian Engle[edit]

  • [Last words before falling asleep just before going through the rip] So... beautiful.
  • It's time to fish or cut bait.

Albert Kaussner[edit]

  • Gentlemen, the cola is very, very good today.


[Bob is watching the Langoliers eat up the entire airport]
Bob Jenkins: Now we know, don't we?
Laurel Stevenson: Know what? We know what?
Bob Jenkins: We know what happens to today when it becomes yesterday. It waits for them. It waits for them, the timekeepers of eternity. Always :following them behind, cleaning up the mess in the most efficient way possible: by eating it!

[Engle informs the remaining passengers that they are diverting to Bangor]
Craig Toomey: [unbuckles his seatbelt and stands up] I have an important meeting in Boston this morning at nine O'clock! And I forbid you... from flying to some whistle-stop Maine airport! DO YOU HEAR ME?
Laurel Stevenson: Can you please quiet down? You're scaring the little girl.
Craig Toomy: Scaring the little girl? SCARING THE LITTLE GIRL?! LADY! We've been diverted to some tin... pot airport in the middle of nowhere! And I have more important things to think about than scaring a little girl!
Don Gaffney: [Yelling] Hey, why don't you just sit down and shut up, or I'm gonna pop you one!
Craig Toomey: [After a pause] You wouldn't do it alone, bud.
Rudy Warwick: [walking in] He won't have to. I'll take a swing at you myself if you don't shut up.
Craig Toomey: [sarcastically] I'm really scared now.
Albert Kaussner: [Slightly nervous] I'll help them if you don't stop it, mister. I really will.
[The camera view switches to what Toomey sees, showing him seeing them all in hideously ugly monster-like forms. Dinah, sensing what he can see, turns and looks into Toomey's eyes. Toomey looks back and then lets out a yell of pain, and after a long pause, smiles to the group]
Craig Toomey: Okay. Okay, fine. You're all against me... that's fine. That's fine. [Sits down]

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

Albert Kaussner: You know something, don't you?
Bob Jenkins: I might. But then I might not...


  • Prepare yourself for the flight of your life!
  • The grand master of suspense transports you to another dimension.

External links[edit]

Encyclopedic article on The Langoliers (miniseries) at Wikipedia

Adaptations of works by Stephen King
  Films     The Shining (1980) · Cujo (1983) · The Dead Zone (1983) · Christine (1983) · Cat's Eye (1985) · Silver Bullet (1985) · Stand by Me (1986) · The Running Man (1987) · Tales from the
  Darkside: The Movie
(1990) · Graveyard Shift (1990) · Misery (1990) · The Lawnmower Man (1992) · Sleepwalkers (1992) · The Dark Half (1993) · Needful Things (1993) · The
  Shawshank Redemption
(1994) · Dolores Claiborne (1995) · Thinner (1996) · The Night Flier (1997) · Apt Pupil (1998) · The Green Mile (1999) · Hearts in Atlantis (2001) · Dreamcatcher 
  (2003) · Secret Window (2004) · Riding the Bullet (2004) · 1408 (2007) · The Mist (2007) · Dolan's Cadillac (2009) · A Good Marriage (2014) · Cell (2015)  
  Carrie     Carrie (1976) · The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999) · Carrie (2002) · Carrie (2013)  
  Creepshow     Creepshow (1982) · Creepshow 2 (1987) · Creepshow III (2007)  
  Children of the Corn     Children of the Corn (1984) · The Final Sacrifice (1993) · Urban Harvest (1995) · The Gathering (1996) · Fields of Terror (1998) · Isaac's Return (1999) ·
  Revelation (2001) · Children of the Corn (2009) · Genesis (2011)  
  Firestarter     Firestarter (1984) · Rekindled (2002)  
  Trucks     Maximum Overdrive (1986) · Trucks (1997)  
  Pet Sematary     Pet Sematary (1989) · Pet Sematary Two (1992)  
  The Mangler     The Mangler (1995) · The Mangler 2 (2001) · *The Mangler Reborn (2005)  
  Television     Episodes     "Gramma" (1986) · "Sorry, Right Number" (1987) · "The Revelations of Becka Paulson" (1997)  
  Series     Golden Years (1991) · The Dead Zone (2002–07) · Kingdom Hospital (2004) · Haven (2010–present) · Under the Dome (2013–15) · 11.22.63 (2016)  
  Films or miniseries     It (1990) · The Tommyknockers (1993) · The Stand (1994) · The Langoliers (1995) · The Shining (1997) · Quicksilver Highway (1997) · Storm of the Century
  (1999) · Stephen King's Desperation (2006) · Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006) · Bag of Bones (2011) · Big Driver (2014)  
  Salem's Lot     Salem's Lot (1979) · A Return to Salem's Lot (1987) · Salem's Lot (2004)  
  Sometimes They Come Back     Sometimes They Come Back (1991) · Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996) · Sometimes They Come Back... for More
  Rose Red     Rose Red (2002) · The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003)  
  See also     {{Stephen King}}