The Terminal


2h 8m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Viktor Navorski is a visitor to New York from Eastern Europe. His homeland erupts in a fiery coup, while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge, until the war at home is over. As the weeks and months stretch on, Viktor finds the compressed universe of the terminal to be a richly complex world of absurdity, generosity, ambition, amusement, status, serendipity--and even romance with a beautiful flight attendant named Amelia. But he has long worn out his welcome with airport official Frank Dixon, who considers Viktor a bureaucratic glitch--a problem he cannot control but wants desperately to erase.

Film Details

Also Known As
Terminal
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Alex Names
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Palmdale, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Synopsis

Viktor Navorski is a visitor to New York from Eastern Europe. His homeland erupts in a fiery coup, while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at Kennedy Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge, until the war at home is over. As the weeks and months stretch on, Viktor finds the compressed universe of the terminal to be a richly complex world of absurdity, generosity, ambition, amusement, status, serendipity--and even romance with a beautiful flight attendant named Amelia. But he has long worn out his welcome with airport official Frank Dixon, who considers Viktor a bureaucratic glitch--a problem he cannot control but wants desperately to erase.

Crew

Marco Aiello

Digital Effects Artist

Pedro Aleman

Driver

Jennifer Alessi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Sande Alessi

Extras Agent/Coordinator

David Alexander

3-D Artist

Michael Allegro

Driver

Carl Allen

Music

Bill Almeida

Best Boy Electric

Jill E Anderson

Wardrobe Supervisor

Maxim Aperian

Driver

Fred Arbegast

Sculptor

Serge Archambault

Scenic Artist

Sage Asteak

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Daniel Auclair

Unit Manager

François Audovy

Graphic Designer

Adam Devitt Austin

Props

William Ballard

Transportation Captain

Bart Barbuscia

Swing Gang

Frank Bare

Stunts

Ron Barr

Colorist

Wyatt Bartlett

Costumer

Yvonne Bastidos

Costumer

Robert Bruce Baylis

Key Grip

Anna Behlmer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Claude Belanger

Transportation Captain

Madeline Bell

Assistant Location Manager

Odin Benitez

Sound Effects Editor

Richard G Bennett

Art Department

Loic Bernard

Coordinator

Norman Bernard

Boom Operator

Tommy Bernard

Production Assistant

Emilie A Bernstein

Soloist

Mark Bero

Special Effects Foreman

Kristan Berona

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jerry Bertolami

Dolly Grip

Marie-etienne Bessette

Wardrobe

David Betancourt

Foley Mixer

Giovanni Bianchini

Swing Gang

George Billinger Iii

Steadicam Operator

George Billinger Iii

Camera Operator

Kevin Blauvelt

Rigging Gaffer

Deborah 'cha' Blevins

Costume Supervisor

Travis Bobbitt

Swing Gang

Ben Bohling

Assistant

Tony Bohorquez

Models

Marek Bojsza

Electrician

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Visual Effects Supervisor

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Visual Effects Producer

William F Boone

Grip

Roch Boucher

Assistant Camera

Joey Box

Stunts

Julie Breton

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Daniel Brizendine

Driver

Michel Brochu

Construction Coordinator

Shannon Brock

Swing Gang

Amanda C Bromberg

Assistant

Kayce Brown

Production Assistant

Rosana Bruni

Accountant

Brinton Bryan

Production Assistant

Christopher S Bryson

Production Assistant

Jack Buckman

Transportation Captain

Peter Budevski

Interpreter

Christopher Burian-mohr

Art Director

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Laura Butler

Production Secretary

Denny Caira

Transportation Coordinator

Adriana Callas

Accounting Assistant

Steve Callas

Construction Coordinator

Tom Callinicos

Swing Gang

Charles L Campbell

Supervising Sound Editor

Kevin A Canamar

Medic

Lois Carl

Tutor

Andrea Carter

Art Department Coordinator

Derek Casari

Adr

Derek Casari

Foley

Dana Casey

Costumer

Gloria Castro

Tailor

Hunter Cazes

Stand-In

Christiana Celeste

Casting Assistant

J. André Chaintreuil

Set Designer

Karen K Chang

Transportation

Noelle Chapin

Production Coordinator

Martin Charles

Graphics

Nathalie Chretien

Wardrobe

Dayna Clark

Assistant

Dennis R Clark

Driver

Brian Clements

Score Recording

Celeste Cleveland

Tailor

Martin Cohen

Post-Production

Doug Coleman

Stunt Coordinator

Joseph Conenna

Other

Mary Cook

Hair Stylist

Anelis Patino Coronas

Production Assistant

Gary Costin

Props

Genevieve Cote

Assistant Production Coordinator

Jennifer Cote

Assistant

Louis Craig

Special Effects Technician

Patrick Crane

Assistant Editor

Rick Crane

Art Department

Mike Cuevas

Assistant Editor

Alana Cymerman

Assistant Location Manager

Sandrine Gros D'aillon

Production Coordinator

John Damone

Advisor

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Jason Dean

Assistant Production Coordinator

Gilbert Delagarza

Film Lab

John Deluca

Choreographer

Sean Justin Dent

Caterer

Marc Desourdy

Stunt Coordinator

Maria Devane

Post-Production Accountant

David Devlin

Chief Lighting Technician

Paulie Dicocco

Driver

Amina Allean Dieye

Researcher

Daren R. Dochterman

Storyboard Artist

Jake Donahoe

Accounting Assistant

Deirdre Cook Donohue

Production Coordinator

Jon Dorflinger

Production Assistant

Andy Dorowsky

Best Boy

Jessica Drake

Dialect Coach

Mitch Dubin

Camera Operator

Cristina Duncan

Accounting Assistant

Roch Dutkowiak

Electrician

Ronny Dyer

Driver

Jenny Eagan

Key Costumer

Diana Edgmon

Costumer

Flora Eleftheriou

Accounting Assistant

Katalin Elek

Makeup Artist

Zoltan Elek

Makeup Artist

Pamela Ellington

Assistant Production Accountant

Joy Ellison

Dialect Coach

Ron Epstein

Special Effects Technician

Mark Eshelman

Score Recording

Kevin Fahey

Best Boy

Sven E M Fahlgren

Post-Production Coordinator

Zach Fannin

Graphics

Mike Fantasia

Location Manager

Kasra Farahani

Art Department

Leslee Feldman

Casting

Carey Field

Production Assistant

Trayce Field

Costumer

Jordanna Fineberg

Costumer

Jordan Finnegan

Production Assistant

Dawn Fintor

Foley Artist

James Fischer

Driver

Scott R. Fisher

Special Effects Foreman

Kevin W. Flynn

Best Boy Grip

Ron Frankel

Animator

Rick Franklin

Supervising Sound Editor

Jamie Franta

Grip

Jo Dee Freck

Post-Production Supervisor

Luke Freeborn

Set Designer

Jeff Frost

Models

Christopher Fuentes

Swing Gang

Greg Funk

Makeup Artist

Scot Gaal

Electrician

Eames Gagnon

Rigging Gaffer

Annie Garrity

Costumer

Martin Gauthier

Assistant Property Master

Damon Geisler

Foreman

Damon R Geisler

Foreman

Sacha Gervasi

Story By

Sacha Gervasi

Screenplay

Scott Getzinger

Assistant Property Master

Anita Gibson

Makeup Artist

Charles Gibson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Brian Gilbert

Plasterer

Mark Gillard

Apprentice Editor

Charley H Gilleran

Rigging Grip

Sean M Ginn

Electrician

Mark Goerner

Concept Artist

Benny Golson

Other

Peter Gordon

Technical Advisor

Robert Gori

Accountant

Brigitte Goulet

Assistant Director

Dale Grahn

Color Timer

Johanne Gravel

Makeup Artist

Monika Gray

On-Set Dresser

Casey Green

Video Playback

Noelle Green

Production Coordinator

Roxana Griffin

Hair Stylist

Isabelle Guay

Art Director

George Gugler

Painter

Leilani Gushiken

Assistant

Tom Hammock

Art Department

Douglas Harlocker

Property Master

Jimmy Hart

Stunts

Horst Harter

Driver

Casi Heath

Props

Craig 'pup' Heath

Sound Recordist

Warren Hendriks

Assistant Sound Editor

Edouard F Henriques

Makeup

George Hess

Swing Gang

Alix Hester

Costumer

Greg Hewett

Grip

Maureen Higgins

Accountant

Bruce Robert Hill

Assistant Art Director

Chris Hill

Cgi Artist

Jay M Hirsch

Welder

Marc Hirschfeld

Assistant Camera

Jason Hoffs

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Terminal
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Alex Names
Distribution Company
AMBLIN PARTNERS
Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Palmdale, California, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 8m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2004 award for Excellence in Production Design for Contemporary Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).

Released in United States Summer June 18, 2004

Released in United States September 9, 2004

Released in United States on Video November 23, 2004

Released in United States September 2004

Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 2004.

Bernie Mac was previously attached for a role.

Andrew Niccol was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Summer June 18, 2004

Released in United States September 9, 2004

Released in United States on Video November 23, 2004

Story inspired by the real-life experiences of an Iranian exile who spent a dozen years unable or unwilling to leave Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport.

Released in United States September 2004 (Shown at Venice International Film Festival (out of competition) September 1-11, 2004.)