June 18, 2004
Genre(s): Comedy, Drama
Viktor Navorski is an eastern European traveler who has just arrived at New York's JFK Airport. Just before his arrival, Viktor's home country has been overthrown in turmoil and is no longer recognized by the United States as an official country. As a result, Viktor is denied entry into the United States and all air travel to his home country has been halted. Therefore, he has no choice but to take up temporary residence in JFK's terminal. Although Viktor speaks very poor English, he manages to make friends with airport employees and even fall in love with a United Airlines flight attendant who frequently travels through the airport.