The Langoliers
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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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Visible crew/equipment: When it shows Toomey's father sitting down with a newspaper, as he gets up to shout at Craig, a boom mike is visible, above him. (01:06:35)

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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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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 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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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)

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Other mistake: In the scene where they are 1st landing at Bangor it is known that there is no electricity at the airport. If you look closely during the landing you will see that the runway lights are on. (00:50:40)

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Factual error: When initially investigating the missing people and the condition of the airplane, Brian looks at a screen that gives the airplane's transponder code (or "squawk") as 7777. An airliner would never be squawking that code, since this particular code is reserved for military interceptor operations.

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Continuity mistake: The holes which the Langoliers make near the aeroplane, when they 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: 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)

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Continuity mistake: When the Langoliers begin eating Toomey, Nick grabs hold of Laurel while he closes the door. In one shot, Laurel's hair is under Nick's arm leaving her left shoulder exposed. But in the next shot as the door starts to close, Laurel's left shoulder is suddenly covered by her hair. (02:14:54)

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Continuity mistake: When Brian is about to fly back through the time rift, there is a mixture of blue and orange lighting coming from the rift that is cast on him and the wall behind him. When Nick rushes into the cockpit to tell him to turn back, in the close-up of Brian, the wall behind has blue light on it. When the shot cuts to have Nick and Brian in the frame, the wall now has orange light on it. (02:33:43)

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Continuity mistake: When Nick sits back in the passenger seat after Brian turns away from the time rift, he is holding onto his left arm after banging it. When he sits down, his left hand is placed over his right arm. When the shot cuts, his left hand is suddenly raised upward slightly. (02:34:58)

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Continuity mistake: When the Langoliers bite off Toomey's leg, he falls to the ground and his tie can be seen falling over his right shoulder. When the camera cuts to an angle behind him, the tie cannot be seen over his shoulder. A couple of shots after that, the tie suddenly over his chest. (02:14:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Toomey is begging his father to make the Langoliers go away before they eat him, he has his hands raised in front of his face. There is then a close-up of his mouth, and we can see to the left of shot, his hand grabbing onto the side of his head. (02:14:48)

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Revealing mistake: When the Langoliers make a hole in the ground to stop the passengers from leaving, Brian turns the plane around so that the plane can take off from a different part of the runway. In the shot of the plane turning around, tyre marks can be seen on the ground, presumably from previous takes. (02:15:32)

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Visible crew/equipment: When everyone realises Toomey is on the runway and about to run past, Bethany, Rudy, Nick, Brian and Laurel are shown going outside to stand on the top of the airstair to see him. Just as Brian steps out of the plane, part of the boom mic can be seen entering the frame to the left of the shot. (02:09:36)

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Continuity mistake: When everyone begins walking to Bangor Airport, in the wide shot Brian is behind the rest of the group. When the shot cuts, he is suddenly ahead of Gaffney. (00:58:27)

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Continuity mistake: When preparing to fuel up the plane, Bethany bends down and opens the fuel tank. Once she stands back up, her back is hunched forward slightly, her right arm is in a reaching position and her leg is bent. When the shot cuts, she is standing fully upright, her arm is no longer reaching downward and her leg is unbent. (02:01:10)

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Continuity mistake: Just after Brian and the airport manager walk out of the terminal, they walk into the lobby area and the manager tells him "Looks like a full flight." When the manager says this, he puts his hand on Brian's arm. But in the next shot, his hands are at his side. (00:05:35)

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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: After Brian and the others escape the Bangor airport and are on their way back to LA, before they get to the time rip, Brian says to Nick that he wanted kids and she didn't and he did "something that he never thought he'd do" and that he always wanted to tell her sorry. What was that thing he did that was so bad, there is no mention of what he did unless he is talking about the divorce. Could someone please clarify this?

Answer: In the book he slaps her across the face during a heated argument. I can only assume that is what he is talking about.

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