The Terminal

The Terminal (2004)

56 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: As the CBP agent is explaining the bag of chips and the apple, Viktor says "Big Apple, Big Apple". Look at the desk and it is perfectly clean. There are no crumbs on the desk. Just before the CBP agent slams the apple onto the chips we can now see a few crumbs already on the desk. (00:06:25)


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Continuity mistake: When Viktor and Amelia are having dinner in the terminal, Enrique fills her glass very full. However, in the shots with only Amelia, the wine level changes to be significantly lower, though she never touches the glass. (01:26:00)

Continuity mistake: When Viktor takes Gupta's mop to clean up the food on the floor, you can hear it is supposed to be wet, the sloshing sound in the bucket and the sound of water hitting the floor, although you can see that there is no water on the floor and that the mop is dry.

Matt Tyrrell

Continuity mistake: As Dixon is explaining to Viktor about the gap in the door guard on the escalator, Dixon's hand changes position in an angle change. (00:24:15)


Factual error: Novorski buys a small hamburger at Burger King for 74 cents. Airport fast food restaurant menus are priced higher than restaurants in the city. Even if a dollar menu was available (usually not at airport locations), you can't get a burger at an airport for 74 cents.

Continuity mistake: When Viktor is making his cracker sandwich he makes the mustard layer in the center of the napkin. This can be seen in he closeup shot. When the camera switches to a wide shot the mustard layer has moved to the corner of the napkin. (00:36:10)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Amelia is on the phone crying, the shot before Viktor starts walking to her has him turn his head, and move his body a little. His head and body are not aligned, though. At the beginning of the next shot, when he starts walking over to her, his body starts out perfectly straight. (00:47:40)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Viktor first meets Amelia, when he advertises Payless Shoes, Amelia is going up the escalator. In the shot when he says "Sensible Heels", Amelia turns her head and keeps it turned until the shot changes. When the shot changes, Amelia turns her head again. (00:28:30)


Continuity mistake: After Viktor has to resort to eating crackers and sauce again, Amelia waves in his direction. After he stands up, her boyfriend Max bumps into him and knocks the cracker sandwich out of his hand. We can see the splat of sauce on the ground with broken crackers mixed in. A few seconds later they have a shot of Viktor looking down at his spilled lunch and the crackers, which are whole, and sauce look much different than they did in the previous shot. (00:36:40)


Visible crew/equipment: This mistake occurs in the scene with the crazy Russian medicine guy. In the last 3 over-the-shoulder shots of the Russian out of 4, you can see the shadow of various filming equipment on the left side of his shirt. (01:08:50 - 01:10:10)


Continuity mistake: When Viktor and his friends are celebrating the end of the war in a lounge, Amelia comes in and hands him a large envelope. In the next shot, they walk over to the bar and she hands it to him again. (01:43:05)

Continuity mistake: When Victor and Amelia are talking in the book store, Victor cleans her glasses with his handkerchief. In one shot he is putting his handkerchief away in his back pocket. Then in the next shot he is putting his handkerchief away again.

Frank Scialdone

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film when Gupta walks out onto the runway, you see Dixon sitting in front of the CCTV screens. He is seen raising his head to realise what is happening from two different angles in quick succession, never lowering his head back down in between. (01:51:25)


Factual error: Amelia gets pulled aside at a checkpoint that would be in the airport interior. She does not come through the gate (the only passage from the airplane to the airport).

Continuity mistake: Right before the Russian starts begging Dixon, we see his arms and hands at his side. In the shot right after that, his hands are touching together in a praying form. There is no time for change. (01:10:25)


Continuity mistake: At the end, when Viktor is leaving in the cab, the windows of the cab are wet with dripping, melting snow, but as the cab is shown driving down the road, its windows are completely dry.


Continuity mistake: When Viktor is asked to translate for the Russian man, he is holding the pills at one point while standing in the doorway. In shots from his left, he is holding three cases of pills in his left hand and one in his right. In shots from his right, he is holding two in each hand. This change happens several times. (01:10:20)

Factual error: When Viktor finally leaves the airport, there is a very nice shot of the NYC skyline. Unfortunately, you cannot see the NYC skyline from JFK airport, much less midtown. (01:55:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Gupta is walking away from Viktor after their first meeting over the trash can, Viktor's hands switch from in front of him to at his sides. He doesn't have time to drop them. (00:15:20)


Continuity mistake: When the officer is trying to take Viktor's passport, Viktor's grip changes position on the passport from one shot to the next. The first shot he is gripping it more to the middle of the passport with his fingers underneath and in the last shot he is gripping it at the corner with his finger down the edge. (00:04:45)


Frank Dixon: You could have any man you wanted... why Viktor Navorski?
Amelia: That's something a guy like you could never understand.

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Trivia: The passport of "Viktor" is actually a modified one of The Republic of Belarus. It has the same color, back page, and the coat of arms on the front page is the same as of a true passport, with the exception that our Belarussian coat of arms does not have a star on it. (00:04:30)

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