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The Terminal (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 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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Steven Spielberg

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Andrew Niccol (story), Sacha Gervasi (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Viktor Navorski
Catherine Zeta-Jones ... Amelia Warren
Stanley Tucci ... Frank Dixon
Chi McBride ... Mulroy
Diego Luna ... Enrique Cruz
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Thurman
Kumar Pallana ... Gupta Rajan
Zoe Saldana ... Dolores Torres (as Zoë Saldana)
Eddie Jones ... Salchak
Jude Ciccolella ... Karl Iverson
Corey Reynolds ... Waylin
Guillermo Díaz ... Bobby Alima (as Guillermo Diaz)
Rini Bell ... Nadia
Stephen Mendel ... First Class Steward
Valeriy Nikolaev Valeriy Nikolaev ... Milodragovich (as Valera Nikolaev)
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Storyline

Victor Novarski reaches JFK airport from a politically unstable country. Due to collapse of his government, his papers are no longer valid in the airport, and hence he is forced to stay in the airport till the war cools down. He makes the airport his home and develops a friendship with the people who work there until he can leave. Written by Keith Francis

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Life is waiting.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Official Sites:

DreamWorks | UIP [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Russian | Bulgarian | Spanish

Release Date:

18 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Terminal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,053,199, 20 June 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$77,872,883

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$140,813,273
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Bernie Mac was considered for a role, but had to pull out due to a scheduling conflict. See more »

Goofs

When Amelia is stopped in immigration, Viktor waits for her by the gate. However, she must pass through the gate, which is in the international area where Viktor is allowed, to reach the immigration hall. Amelia should get off the aircraft and come through the gate. 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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Has Heart and Laughs but I've come to Expect more from Spielberg and Hanks,
23 December 2014 | by FilmBuff1994See all my reviews

The Terminal is a good movie with a well developed storyline and a great cast.I have certainly come to expect better from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks,both easily some of the most talented men in Hollywood,and if their previous work together (Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can) is any indication,this movie should have been a classic,and I understand that they were taking a risk and were doing a very unique movie,it just didn't turn out as well as it could have.Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones scenes together are certainly the movies highlights,there is great chemistry between them and seeing Tom Hanks deliver one of his most unique performances was fun to watch.I felt the movie could have been better with a funnier script,it had many funny parts,but for a film that is considered a comedy,it is very dramatic.Nothing outstanding but still an enjoyable two hours,I would recommend the Terminal if you ever see it on television and are looking for a decent comedy or drama,but don't go out of your way to see it.

Victor Navorski (Tom Hanks) has to live in an airport terminal after there is a coup in his Eastern European home country while he's visiting New York.

Best Performance: Tom Hanks


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