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The Terminal

Character: Viktor Navorski
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Written by: Andrew Niccol, Jeff Nathanson, Sacha Gervasi
Produced by: Andrew Niccol, Jason Hoffs, Laurie MacDonald, Patricia Whitcher
Other cast: Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride, Stanley Tucci, Diego Luna
Release date: June 18, 2004
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Running time: 2h 8min

When Viktor Navorski, an Eastern European tourist, arrives at JFK in New York, war breaks out in his country and he finds himself caught up in international politics. Because of the war, the Department of Homeland Security won't let him enter or exit the United States. He's trapped at JFK -- indefinitely. While living at the airport, Viktor falls for a flight attendant. She may have feelings for him too. But what good is love if Viktor can't leave the terminal?


→ Life is waiting.

Character’s Quotes

• You say you are waiting for something. And I say to you, “Yes, yes. We all wait”.