The Terminal

{5/5} “I don’t let anyone look at my trash without an appointment.”

The Terminal, released in 2004

Victor Novarski arrives in New York to discover that there’s been a military coup in his home country of Krakozhia. His passport is no longer valid. As a man without a country he has to stay at the airport — he can’t enter the US. Even though he doesn’t speak much English, Victor is a resourceful and friendly person — he gradually figures out how things work in the airport.

It’s about promises, persistence, and friendship.

It’s loosely based on a true story (which happened in Paris).

Zoe Saldana plays an airport employee who goes to Star Trek conventions — a few years later she played Uhura in the new Star Trek movies.

Stars Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Stanley Tucci. Directed by Steven Spielberg (Bridge of Spies). The music by John Williams is terrific, particularly the end credits.

This is probably the 3rd time I’ve seen it.

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