The Terminal
Director:Steven Spielberg
Writer:Andrew Niccol, Jeff Nathanson, Sacha Gervasi
Producer:Andrew Niccol, Jason Hoffs, Laurie MacDonald, Patricia Whitcher
Studio:Dreamworks Video
Like an airport running at peak efficiency, "The Terminal" glides on the consummate skills of its director and star. Having refined their collaborative chemistry on "Saving Private Ryan" and "Catch Me if You Can", Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks mesh like the precision gears of a Rolex, turning a delicate, not-very-plausible scenario into a lovely modern-age fable (partly based on fact) that's both technically impressive and subtly moving. It's Spielberg in Capra mode, spinning the featherweight tale of Victor Navorski (Hanks, giving a finely tuned performance), an Eastern European who arrives at New York's Kennedy Airport just as his (fictional) homeland has fallen to a coup, forcing him, with no valid citizenship, to take indefinite residence in the airport's expansive International Arrivals Terminal (an astonishing full-scale set that inspires Spielberg's most elegant visual strategies). Spielberg said he made this film in part to alleviate the anguish of wartime America, and his master's touch works wonders on the occasionally mushy material; even Stanley Tucci's officious terminal director and Catherine Zeta-Jones's mixed-up flight attendant come off (respectively) as forgivable and effortlessly charming. With this much talent involved, "The Terminal" transcends its minor shortcomings to achieve a rare degree of cinematic grace. "--Jeff Shannon"
Tom Hanks Viktor Navorski
Catherine Zeta-Jones Amelia Warren
Chi McBride Mulroy
Stanley Tucci Frank Dixon
Diego Luna Enrique Cruz
Barry Shabaka Henley Thurman
Kumar Pallana Gupta Rajan
Zoe Saldana Dolores Torres (as Zoë Saldana)
Eddie Jones Salchak
Jude Ciccolella Karl Iverson
Corey Reynolds Waylin
Guillermo Díaz Bobby Alima
Rini Bell Nadia
Stephen Mendel First Class Steward
Valeri Nikolayev Milodragovich
Michael Nouri Max
Ana Maria Quintana Government Inspector
Bob Morrisey Government Inspector
Sasha Spielberg Lucy
Susan Slome Woman with Cart
Mik Scriba Transportation Liaison
Jim Ishida Yoshinoya Manager (as James Ishida)
Carlease Burke Brookstone Manager
Stephon Fuller Swatch Manager
Dan Finnerty Discovery Store Manager
Anastasia Basil La Perla Employee Julie
Lydia Blanco Burger King Employee
Joseph Davis Burger King Employee
Tonya Ivey Godiva Employee
Kevin Mukherji Soundworks Dave
John Eddins CBP Officer
Kenneth Choi CBP Officer
Cas Anvar CBP Officer
Conrad Pla CBP Officer
Danette Mackay CBP Officer
Ian Finlay CBP Officer
Janique Kearns CBP Officer
Eddie Santiago Man on Phone
Kevin Ryder Businessman
Dusan Dukic Young Drug Trafficker
Mark Ivanir Cab Driver Goran
Matt Holland Ramada Inn Clerk
Benny Golson Himself
Buster Williams Bass
Mike Ledonne Piano
Carl Allen Drums
Scott Adsit Cab Driver
Robert Covarrubias Janitor
Terry Haig CBP Inspector
Jeff Michael Anchor
Dilva Henry Anchor
Michelle Arthur Field Reporter
Thinh Truong Nguyen Passenger
Sandrine Kwan Passenger
Carl Alacchi Passenger
Tanya van Blokland Passenger
Evelyne de la Chenelière Passenger
Laurie Meghan Phelps Homeland Security Officer
Hayati Akbas Turkish Man (uncredited)
William Alva Chess Player (uncredited)
Cass Asher Ticket Counter Passenger (uncredited)
Claudia Barroso Passenger
Alex E. Burns Security Guard (uncredited)
Dan Chase Verizon Wireless Employee (uncredited)
Guistina Chirco Custom Boarder Patrol (uncredited)
Christine Chow School girl (uncredited)
Jennifer Chu Chinese Interpreter (uncredited)
Chad R. Davis Dad (uncredited)
Michael Eliopoulos Bulgarian Emigrant (uncredited)
Susan Engel Stewardess (uncredited)
Hondo Flemming African Tourist (uncredited)
Marston Fobbs Young Passenger in Camouflage Coat (uncredited)
Riad Galayini Chef (uncredited)
Jerald Garner Food Court Patron (uncredited)
Charley Gilleran CBP Officer
Justin Rodgers Hall Haitian Passenger (uncredited)
Mohammed Hassan Middle Eastern Airport Passenger (uncredited)
Amber Havens Flight Attendant
Ksenia Jarova Russian Student #2 (uncredited)
Barry Julien Co-Pilot (uncredited)
Boyd Kelly Pilot (uncredited)
Svilena Kidess (voice) (uncredited)
Kurt Larson Young Marine (uncredited)
Kamal Marayati Arab Man (uncredited)
Zuzana Monroe Flight Attendant
Joram Moreka Swahili Interpreter (uncredited)
Ismael Moreno Harry and David Gourmet Foods Employee #1 (uncredited)
Toyin Moses Passanger (uncredited)
Martha Neavill Swahili Mom (uncredited)
Benjamin Ochieng African Man with Wife and Child (uncredited)
Alyshia Ochse Homecoming Queen (uncredited)
Rachel Oliva Passenger
Nick Puga Cuban Man #2 (uncredited)
Kingslee Purcell Nathan's Hot Dog Manager (uncredited)
Nicole Rayburn Swatch Employee (uncredited)
Mel Rodriguez Man in Cast (uncredited)
Rhea Roma Card Playing Traveler (uncredited)
Tony Sagastizado I Salvadorian (uncredited)
Mikael Sharafyan Traveler
Kent Shocknek Newscaster (uncredited)
Aleksandr Sountsov Traveler
Ryan Stockstad Brookstone Employee (uncredited)
Tony Swift Airline passenger (uncredited)
Bogdan Szumilas Emigrant (uncredited)
Scott Alan Taylor Bar Patron (uncredited)
Holly Traister Nun (uncredited)
Toufig Tulsiram Voices (voice) (uncredited)
Fred Vidal Passenger
Edward F. Villaume Businessman /
Ken Weiner Foreign Traveler (uncredited)
Cynthia Wilber Amelia's Friend (uncredited)
Tamir Yardenne Chef (uncredited)
John Williams Composer
Janusz Kaminski Cinematographer
Michael Kahn Editor
Mark Bero special effects foreman: New York
Louis Craig special effects technician: Montreal
Ron Epstein special effects technician
Scott R. Fisher special effects foreman
Jay King special effects technician
Steven Kirshoff special effects coordinator: New York (as Steve Kirshoff)
Michael Lantieri special effects supervisor
Dan Ossello special effects technician
Jim Rollins special effects technician
Mario Dumont special effects senior technician (uncredited)
Normand Gobeille special effects technician
Bernard Guay special effects assistant
Ian C. McArthur fabrication crew (uncredited)
Philippe Roberge special effects technician
Nick Schiavo special effects crew (uncredited)
DVD Details
Languages:Bulgarian, English, French
Aspect Ratio:1.85:1
Picture Format:Widescreen
Release:Nov 2004