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The Terminal (2004) Poster

(2004)

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Officer Dolores Torres: Let me ask you something, Mr. Navorski. Why do you wait here two hours every day when I've told you there's nothing I can do for you - that your new visa will not arrive until your country is recognized by the United States?

Viktor Navorski: You... you have two stamp. One red, one green.

Officer Dolores Torres: So?

Viktor Navorski: So, I have chance go New York, 50-50.

Officer Dolores Torres: [laughs] Yes, that's a beautiful way to look at it. But America doesn't work that way.

Frank Dixon: I'm talking about bombs. I'm talking about human dignity. I'm talking about human rights. Viktor, please don't be afraid to tell me that you're afraid of Krakhozia.

Viktor Navorski: Is home. I am not afraid from my home.

[pause]

Viktor Navorski: So?

Frank Dixon: [whispering] All right.

Viktor Navorski: I go to New York City now?

Frank Dixon: No.

Viktor Navorski: No? Uh... Okay. I'm uh... I'm uh... I'm afraid from ghosts.

Frank Dixon: Okay, thanks very much!

Viktor Navorski: I'm afraid from, uh... Dracula!

Frank Dixon: Thanks a lot. Thanks, Viktor!

Viktor Navorski: [as he is escorted outside] Afraid from Wolfmens, afraid from sharks!

Frank Dixon: It's okay. Thank you Viktor! Thanks a lot!

Amelia: I have to go.

Viktor Navorski: I have to stay.

Amelia: Story of my life.

Viktor Navorski: Me too.

Enrique Cruz: So, she had a boyfriend, for how long?

[nods yes, holds up two fingers]

Enrique Cruz: Two years, what happened?

Viktor Navorski: He chit.

Enrique Cruz: What?

Viktor Navorski: He chit.

Enrique Cruz: Eat shit?

Viktor Navorski: He chit, he chit, he chit.

Enrique Cruz: Okay, try to repeat exactly what she said.

Viktor Navorski: He chit, she catch him so...

Enrique Cruz: Oh! He cheats!

Viktor Navorski: Yes, yes, yes! What we call Krushkach. We say Krushkach. One man, two womans. So, hmm, crowded. You know? Ha!

Enrique Cruz: Okay, he *cheats*! You say cheats.

Viktor Navorski: Hm-hum. He chit.

Enrique Cruz: No, no. *Cheat*.

Viktor Navorski: Enrique, you, no chit.

Enrique Cruz: No cheat.

Viktor Navorski: No chit.

Enrique Cruz: Yeah, yeah, I won't. I won't. I won't cheat. Not chit.

Viktor Navorski: She's a nice... nice girl, she won't take your chitting.

Viktor Navorski: You say you are waiting for something. And I say to you, "Yes, yes. We all wait".

Amelia: What are you waiting for?

Viktor Navorski: You. I wait for you...

Gupta Rajan: If I go home, I go to jail for 7 years.

Viktor Navorski: What if United States catch you? They deport you.

Gupta Rajan: As long as I keep my floor clean, keep my head down, they have no reason to deport me, they have no reason to notice a man like me.

Frank Dixon: You could have any man you wanted... why Viktor Navorski?

Amelia: That's something a guy like you could never understand.

Cab Driver Goran: Where you from?

Viktor Navorski: Krakozhia. Viktor Navorski.

Cab Driver Goran: I'm Goran. Albania.

Viktor Navorski: Oh. When you come to New York?

Cab Driver Goran: Oof!

[implicating it was a long time ago]

Cab Driver Goran: Thursday.

Airport Construction Worker: [watching Viktor build something on a wall they're supposed to be fixing] What's he doing?

Karl Iverson: I can't ask him what he's doing. I'm supposed to tell him what he's doing. I ask him what he's doing and I'm gonna look like an idiot.

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Amelia: I usually read history books. They're long and cheap and usually about men killing each other.

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Viktor Navorski: Eat to bite... bite to eat, bite to eat, bite to eat, bitetoeat bitetoeat bitetoeatbitetoeatbitetoeatbitetoeat

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Viktor Navorski: So she go to these conventions dressed as... Yeoman Rand. Yeoman Rand.

Enrique Cruz: She's a Trekkie... She's a Trekkie!

Viktor Navorski: Favorite episode is "Doomsday Machine."

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Businessman/passenger in bathroom: [Viktor is shaving in the bathroom] Ever feel like you're living in an airport?

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Frank Dixon: Okay, so let's say this bag of potato chips is Krakozhia and this apple is the Liberty Rebels. Okay?

[smashes the bag with the apple spraying chips all over Viktor]

Frank Dixon: No more Krakozhia!

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Gupta Rajan: Do you have an appointment?

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Amelia: You told me you were delayed, you never said it was for nine months!

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Frank Dixon: Sometimes you land a small fish. You unhook him very carefully. You place him back in the water. You set him free so that somebody else can have the pleasure of catching him.

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Thurman: Do you know anyone in New York?

Viktor Navorski: ...Yes.

Thurman: Who?

Viktor Navorski: Yes.

Thurman: Who?

Viktor Navorski: ...Yes.

Thurman: No. Do you know anyone in New York?

Viktor Navorski: Yes, yes.

Thurman: Who?

Viktor Navorski: Yes.

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Viktor Navorski: Officer Torres, my friend say you are stallion.

Officer Dolores Torres: Mr. Navorski! Mr. Navorski...

Viktor Navorski: Stallion.

Officer Dolores Torres: [surprised] A what?

Viktor Navorski: A stallion. Like a horse.

Officer Dolores Torres: [embarrassed] Stand behind the yellow line!

Viktor Navorski: It's horse! Beautiful horse!

Officer Dolores Torres: Who said that?

Viktor Navorski: My food! My friend drive the food.

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Salchak: I know you've been waiting for years for me to either drop dead or retire...

Frank Dixon: No, I haven't been waiting for you to retire.

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Joe Mulroy: Buddy, I think you been spending too much time inhaling them cleaning products.

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Frank Dixon: Do you know, one of my own men came up to me the other day, asked me if I wanted to join the big pool. Look at 'em, look at 'em, look at 'em. Place a bet on when Navorski was gonna leave this airport. Have you heard about this?

Thurman: [nodding] I have January 3rd.

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Amelia: I just keep injesting these poisonous men until I make myself sick.

Viktor Navorski: You're not sick, Amelia, no. You're a little far-sighted.

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Viktor Navorski: Amelia, would you like an eat to bite?

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Amelia: Are you coming or going?

Viktor Navorski: I don't know. Both.

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Viktor Navorski: Keep the change!

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Milodragovich: Goat! Medicine for goat.

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[last lines]

Cab Driver: Where you wanna go?

Viktor Navorski: I am going home.

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Joe Mulroy: You better be careful. You know those flight attendants ain't like regular women, Viktor. They're flying back and forth between all those time-zones kinda messes with their biological clock or something. Always ready for sex. Why do you think they can't stop smiling?

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Amelia: I've been waiting my whole life, I just don't know what the hell for.

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Gupta Rajan: You are a coward! You are a coward! You make me sick!

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Frank Dixon: Why doesn't he try to escape?

Joe Mulroy: Sir, you told him to wait.

Frank Dixon: I didn't think he'd actually do it. I mean, he's in a crack. Who the hell waits in a crack?

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Amelia: [of her hopeless affair] I just wish the sex wasn't so amazing.

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Frank Dixon: I have a bit of bad news: it seems that your country has suspended all traveling privileges on passports that have issued by your government and our state department has revoked the visa that was going to allow you to enter into the United States that's it in a nut shell, while you were in the air there was a military coup in your country now most of dead were members of the presidential guard they were attacked in the middle of the night they got it all on GHN there were very few civilian casualties so I'm sure your family is fine,

[Frank slams an apple on the bag of potato chips]

Frank Dixon: No more Krakhozia! New government, revolution! So all the flights in your country has been suspended indefinitely and the new government has sealed all the borders which means your passport and visa are no longer valid so currently you are a citizen of nowhere, even if we could get you new papers we couldn't process them until the United States recognizes your country's new diplomatic reclassification, you don't qualify for asylum, refugee status temporary protective status humanitarian parole non-immigration work travel visa, you at this time are simply "unacceptable".

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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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