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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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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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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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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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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Gupta Rajan: Do you have an appointment?

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

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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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Amelia: Are you coming or going?

Viktor Navorski: I don't know. Both.

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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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Viktor Navorski: Keep the change!

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

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

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

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

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

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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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[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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Joe Mulroy: Why do you think he'll leave?

Frank Dixon: Because he slipped through and fell in a crack. Nobody likes staying in a crack because they're nothing. Nobody likes to be stuck in a crack.

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