The Terminal 2004: Review

The Terminal 2004: Review

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta Jones, Chi McBride
Written by: Andrew Niccol (story), Sacha Gervasi (story), Jeff Nathanson (screenplay)
Directed by: Steven Spielberg

The Terminal Review: Release, Cast & Crew

The Terminal is a 2004 American English language comedy drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. This film is written by Andrew Niccol (story), Sacha Gervasi (story), and Jeff Nathanson (screenplay). Produced under the banner of Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures, Parkes/MacDonald Productions by Walter F. Parkes, Laurie MacDonald, and Steven Spielberg. The star cast of this film includes Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Chi McBride.

The Terminal Review: Music and Production Details

The music of this movie is composed by John Williams while the cinematography and editing is handled by Janusz Kamiński and Michael Kahn respectively. The runtime of this movie is 128 minutes and the release date was 18th June 2004. With an engaging storyline of this movie, It had collected $219.4 million dollars in the change of $60 million dollars production cost. “The Terminal” was a financial success for the makers.

The Terminal Review: Story Based On

It is noted that the film appears to be inspired by the story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri also known as Sir Alfred, an Iranian Refugee who lived in Terminal One of the Charles de Gaulle airport, Paris from 1988 when his refugee papers were stolen until 2006 when he was hospitalized for unspecified ailments.

The Terminal Review: Plot

Viktor Navorski, a traveler from the fictional country Krakozhia arrives at New York’s JFK (John F. Kennedy) Airport and he gets to know that a coup d’état has taken place back home. The US government does not recognize the new government of Krakozhia then Viktor gets stuck in the situation when he is not permitted to either enter the U.S. or return home as his passport is no longer valid. Due to this uncertainty, his passport is seized by the US Customs and Border Protection and a return ticket pending resolution of the issue. The further that happened after this, is the further story of this movie. How he stays in his peanut size can, and how he falls in love with an flight attendant, Amelia Warren at the airport is the part of his journey.

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