Inside 'The Terminal'

Synopsis: A "behind the scenes" look at the making of DreamWorks Pictures The Terminal

United Airlines announcing

the arrival of Flight 9435 from Beijing.

Customer service representative,

report to Gate C42.

All visitors to the US should

line up at booths one through 15.

Please have your I-94 forms filled out.

- What's the purpose of your visit?

- What is the purpose of your visit?

What is the purpose of your visit?

Business or pleasure?

Just visiting. Shopping?

Au plaisir.

- Pleasure.

- Business.

How long will you be staying?

Could I see your return ticket?

- What's the purpose of your visit?

- Business or pleasure?

Enjoy your stay. Next.

Please have your passports,

immigration forms, I-94,

and customs declarations

ready to hand to the inspector.

- Stand by. He's fishing.

- Copy that.

See this bunch

of Mickey Mouse sweatshirts?

That's the tour from China,

connecting to Orlando.

When was the last time

you saw Chinese tourists

on their way to Disney World

without any cameras?

Possible forged documents

on 10 and 11.

Sir. Sir. Passport.

Thank you.

Welcome, Mr. Navorski.

Purpose of your visit?

Business or pleasure?

Sir, I have an IBIS hit on six.


Mr. Navorski, please follow me.

... flight number 746 from Montreal

must proceed to US Immigration

before claiming their luggage.

All right, Mr. Navorski,

we'd like you to wait here, please.

Next, please.

Next, please.

What are you doing

in the United States, Mr. Navorski?

Yellow taxicab, please.

Take me to Ramada Inn,

Staying at the Ramada Inn?

Keep the change.

Do you know anyone in New York?


- Who?

- Yes.

- Who?

- Yes.

- No, do you know anyone in New York?

- Yes.

- Who?

- Yes.

OK, Mr. Navorski, I need to see

your return ticket, please.

No, your return ticket. Your...

- Oh... Yes.

- Ah.

This is just a standard procedure.

I'm going to need the passport also.

Oh... OK.

- No, no.

- Thank you.

Mr. Navorski.

That. Passport.


Mr. Navorski?

Sorry to keep you waiting.

I'm Frank Dixon, Director of Customs

and Border Protection here at JFK.

I help people

with their immigration problems.

We're looking for

an interpreter for you.

How are we doing on that?

Do we have an interpreter?

But I understand

that you speak a little English.

- Yes.

- You do?

I hope you don't mind if I eat

while we talk. I've a bit of bad news.

Your country has suspended

all traveling privileges

on passports issued

by your government.

And our State Department

has revoked the visa

that was going to allow you

to enter the US.

That's it in a nutshell, basically.

While you were in the air there

was a military coup in your country.

Most of the dead were members

of the Presidential Guard.

They were attacked

in the middle of the night.

They got it all on GHN, I think.

There were few civilian casualties.

I'm sure your family's fine.

Mr. Navorski, your country

was annexed from the inside.

The Republic of Krakozhia

is under new leadership.

Krakozhia. Krakozhia

- Krakozhia.

- Right. I don't think he gets it.

Er... Let me... OK. Look.

Imagine that these potato chips

are Krakozhia.


- Kra-kozhia.

- Yes.

- Krakozhia.

- OK.

Er... So the potato chips are Krakozhia.

- And this apple...

- Big Apple. Big Apple.

...Big Apple represents

the Liberty Rebels.


No more Krakozhia! OK?

New government.

Revolution. You understand?

All the flights in and out

of your country have been suspended.

The new government has sealed all

borders, so your visa's no longer valid.

So, currently

you are a citizen of nowhere.

Now, we can't process you new papers

until the US recognizes your country's

new diplomatic reclassification.

You don't qualify for asylum,

refugee status,

temporary protective status,

humanitarian parole,

or non-immigration work travel.

You don't qualify for any of these.

You are at this time simply...


- Unacceptable.

- Unacceptable.

- Unacceptable.

Big Apple tour includes Brooklyn Bridge,

Empire State, Broadway show Cats.

I got more bad news for you.

Cats has closed.


Now I go New York City. Thank you.

No, Mr. Navorski. I cannot allow you

to enter the United States at this time.

- Krakozhia.

- We can't allow you to go home either.

You don't really have a home.

Technically it doesn't exist.

It's like a Twilight Zone.

Do you get that show over there?

Talking Tina, Zanti Misfits.

Zanti Misfits was Outer Limits, sir.

Really? It's not important.

Where do I buy the Nike shoes?

OK, Mr. Navorski, come here.

Here's my dilemma, Mr. Navorski.

You have no right to enter the US

and I have no right to detain you.

You have fallen through

a crack in the system.

- I am crack.

- Yes. Until we get this sorted out,

I will allow you to enter

the International Transit Lounge.

I'm going to sign a release form

that is going to make you a free man.

- Free?

- Free. Free.

Free to go anywhere you like

in the International Transit Lounge.

- OK?

- OK.

- OK.

- OK.


Uncle Sam will have this

sorted out by tomorrow,

and welcome

to the United States. Almost.

- Thank you.

- OK. All right.

Thanks, Judge.

Announcing the arrival

of flight 76 from Singapore Airlines.

Now, Mr. Navorski.

Mr. Navorski. Mr. Navorski.

This is the International

Transit Lounge.

You are free to wait here.

These are food vouchers.

You can use them in the Food Court.

Your Krakozhian money is no good here.

This is a 15-minute,

prepaid calling card.

You may call home, if you like.

This, in case we need to contact you,

is a pager.

You must keep this

with you at all times.

Here is an ID badge for you

to get into CBP. Beyond those doors...

Mr. Navorski.

I'm going to need you to look at me.

Beyond those doors is American soil.

Mr. Dixon wants me to make it clear

that you are not

to enter through those doors.

You are not to leave this building.

America is closed.

America closed.

What I do?

There's only one thing

you can do here, Mr. Navorski.


Passengers of flight 854

New York/Warsaw...

... the international community

tries to secure a peaceful resolution.

The populace has to wonder if

they will ever find political stability,

or find the leadership to secure

their place on the world stage.

And next this hour,

looking to buy a 90-foot yacht?

... taken hostage. We're hearing

that the Vice President has been killed

along with four cabinet members,

By dawn, rebel leaders

had surrounded the state houses.

In a symbolic gesture, the national flag

of Krakozhia was torn down

from the Presidential Palace

and the parliament building.

Please. Please.


Passenger Chen Wan-Shiu

and Liu Tao-Jing,

please come to podium

to pick up your boarding passes.

This just in. Last night a military coup

overthrew the government of Krakozhia.

Bombing and gunfire

were heard through the night.

Although details are unclear,

we are told that President Vagobagin

and his aides have been taken hostage.

Bonjour, monsieur.

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