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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Andrew Niccol (story) and
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Release Date:
18 June 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Life is waiting.
Plot:
An eastern immigrant finds himself stranded in JFK airport, and must take up temporary residence there. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Delightful Fable About a Patient Man Who Is Trapped by the Bureaucracy in the International Lounge of JFK See more (608 total) »


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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief language and drug references
Runtime:
128 min
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Brazil:12 | Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Chile:TE | Finland:K-3 | France:Tous publics | Germany:0 | Hong Kong:IIA | Iceland:L (original rating) | Iceland:LH (video rating) | India:U (cinema release) | Ireland:PG | Malaysia:U | Netherlands:MG6 | Norway:A | Peru:Apt | Philippines:G | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All | Spain:T | Sweden:7 | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Zurich) | UK:12A | USA:PG-13 (certificate #40891)
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Trivia:
Tony Randall appears, uncredited, in the "I Love New York" television advertisement in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Victor goes to submit the "light green form", a woman wearing a red jacket comes through the aisle twice in successive shots.See more »
Quotes:
[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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Soundtrack:
Strangers in the NightSee more »

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48 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
Delightful Fable About a Patient Man Who Is Trapped by the Bureaucracy in the International Lounge of JFK, 25 April 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) has just arrived from Krakozhia in JFK Airport, when there is a coup in his small eastern country, with the revolutionary forces taking the government by force. The USA does not recognize the new government and the validity of his VISA and passport are canceled. Frank Dixon (Stanley Tucci), the bureaucratic administrator of the airport, who rules by the book and does not show any compassion for people, leaves Viktor, who does not speak English, in the international lounge of the airport with a problem without solution. While patiently living in Gate 67 for a long period, Viktor survives, learns English by himself, makes new friends among the employees of the airport and falls in love for Amelia Warren (Catherine Zeta-Jones). "The Terminal" is a delightful and uncommon fable about a patient man who is trapped by the bureaucracy in the international lounge of JFK. I heard that an equivalent event would have happened indeed in Paris, but there is no reference on the DVD, and the writer takes the credits for the idea of this theme. Anyway, Steven Spielberg is really magic, and was able to make a delightful movie with such a weird storyline. Tom Hanks is excellent as usual and the beauty of Catherine Zeta-Jones is still very impressive. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Terminal" ("The Terminal")

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