Inspired from true life, this ingenious and insightful romantic comedy delves into the fluctuating fortunes of Viktor Navorski, a pleasant man from an eastern European country called Krakozhia,
He travels to New York City for the first time in his life, and arrives with much anticipation at the John F. Kennedy International Airport seeking entry into the United States of America. To his horror, he finds out that his country has entered into civil war and that his passport is no longer valid.
With the United States refusing to permit him to either enter the country or return home, he finds himself stranded at the airport terminal. Unable to communicate fluently in English, he is forced to start living at the airport terminal, with only his luggage and his friendly personality to aid him. What kind of relationships will he be able to forge during his indefinite, forced residence at the airport? How will the future unfold for Viktor under these extraordinary circumstances?
Did you know?
Steven Spielberg cut a line from the film where Hanks's character is getting help using a phone card and says, "Home phone, home phone!" Spielberg cut this because he didn't want comparisons to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) and the famous lines "Phone home." Read More