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The Terminal (2004)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  18 June 2004 (USA)
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An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there.

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Viktor Navorski, a man from an Eastern European country arrives in New York. However after he left his country war broke out. Suddenly Navorski is a man without a country - or one that the U.S. cannot recognize, thus he is denied entrance to the U.S. However, he also can't be deported so he is told by the Security Manager that he has to remain in the airport until his status can be fixed. And also Navorski doesn't speak English very well, so he cannot talk to or understand anyone. But he somehow adapts and sets up residence in the airport, which makes the man who placed him there unhappy, as it seems he is in line for a promotion but Navroski's presence might complicate that. So he tries to get Navorski to leave but Navorski remains where he is. Navorski makes friends with some of the people who work in the airport and is attracted to a flight attendant he runs into whenever she comes in. Written by r.g.clark@gte.net

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Life is waiting.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for brief language and drug references | See all certifications »

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18 June 2004 (USA)  »

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Terminal  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,305,442 (Japan) (17 December 2004)

Gross:

$14,076,317 (Japan) (4 February 2005)
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Trivia

In the scene where Viktor is avoiding the security camera near the exit, the camera is of the Espree line manufactured by Pelco in Clovis, CA. The motor noises had to be added to the film, because the Espree PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) features operate virtually silently. See more »

Goofs

When the INS Agent escorts Viktor into the terminal for the first time, a crew member's hand holds the doors open. The hand is not visible in shots of the same door from the same angle later in the film. See more »

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[first lines]
PA announcer: United Airlines announcing the arrival of Flight 9435 from Beijing. Customer service representative, please report to gate C42.
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The opening credits are unususally short, with just the studio name and the name of the film. See more »

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Strangers in the Night
Written by Bert Kaempfert, Charles Singleton & Eddie Snyder
Performed by Strings Unlimited
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A Feel-Good Dramedy That Explores Humanity
8 July 2014 | by (Worcester, England) – See all my reviews

Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, two of the biggest names in Hollywood, two people who could literally make any film they wanted to, and instead they settle on a feel-good dramedy... good thinking Steven. 'The Terminal' is a charming adaptation of a true story about a foreign civilian stuck in an American airport terminal lounge after his country faces war. The thing that makes this film worth watching are the excellent performances from the amiable cast and the sympathetic direction from Spielberg. After watching some of the behind the scenes as well, I was amazed at how the crew had built a full-size replica airport in a hangar in LA complete with working escalators, the attention to detail is astounding, and this makes the film that much more worth sitting through. 'The Terminal' is an entertaining comedy-drama that explores humanity and sentimentality, a spectacular flick from Spielberg and Hanks.


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