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The Terminal Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci

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An immigrant fleeing the war that ravages his tiny Eastern European homeland finds himself stuck in the terminal of one of New York City's airports when the time of his landing clashes precisely with the point at which his nation of origin no longer exists, meaning that his passport and paperwork are no longer valid. As a man without a home, he takes up residence in the terminal itself, befriending the staff of the airport, and even falling in love.
The review of this Movie prepared by cath



Viktor Navorski (Tom Hanks) visits New york in search of a jazz musician who was a favorite of his fathers. When he lands he finds his country has been torn apart by a coup and he is stranded at Kennedy airport with no passport he cannot enter the US. Forced to remain at the terminal he camps out in a unused section of the sirport trying to attain proper documents. After 9 monthe he has become known by most of the staff at the airport and is involved in their personal and professional lives.

Airpot official Frank Dixon tries desperately to rid himself of this bureaucratic mix-up, and Amelia (Catherine Zeta-Jones) a flight attendent involves Viktor in her personal life problems.
The review of this Movie prepared by dena farquharson



Tom Hanks plays Victor Navorski, who comes from a fictional Eastern European country. Just as he lands in JFK airport, his country undergoes a revolution, and so his passport and visa are void. Frank Dixon, an airport official in customs and immigration, tells him that he cannot step onto US soil. Victor has no choice but to live in the airport.

Dixon, who is perplexed by the guileless Victor, hopes that Victor will step onto US soil just so that he will be arrested and fall under someone else's jurisdiction. But Victor is clever and manages to carve out a life for himself at the airport, while also tugging at the heartstrings of a very lovely flight attendant.
The review of this Movie prepared by Esther








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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   vacation or seeing foreign culture

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Eastern European

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Any profanity?    -   None

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