The Terminal

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)


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)

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)


Continuity mistake: As Gupta runs up to the airplane near the end, the mop changes from across his body to pointing in front of him between shots. There is no elapsed time in which to do this. (01:51:20)


Continuity mistake: When Amelia takes the "Sorry Phone Out of Order" sticker and sticks it to Viktor's shirt, it changes position in subsequent shots. She stuck it to his shirt with the sticker centered on the buttons of his shirt. In the next shot, the sticker is has the edge of the sticker over the buttons of the shirt and is not totally stuck to his shirt. After he saves her from falling on the wet floor, the sticker is once again centered and totally stuck to his shirt. (00:48:45)


Continuity mistake: When the head customs agent is trying to explain to Viktor what is happening, he starts to unpack his lunchpail. The lunchpail is a bit away from him on the table, and he sets the food in front of it, including a rather large bag of chips/crisps. The angle changes, and the chips/crisps have magically moved to behind the lunchpail. (00:05:30)

Continuity mistake: When Dixon and Viktor are riding down the escalator the amount of foam in Dixon's Starbucks cup is a small amount at the top of the escalator but a much larger amount when they reach the bottom. (00:24:05)


Continuity mistake: When Viktor is making the fountain, beside him there are 2 constructor guys - beside them there is a lamp which disappears when the food guy arrives with Viktor.


Continuity mistake: When Viktor and Amelia are talking about Napoleon in Border's Viktor is cleaning her glasses. He hands them back to her and she takes them with her right hand. A split second later in the next shot she has the glasses in her left hand and is grabbing them with her right hand. She did not have time to move them to her left hand after grabbing them. (01:02:20)


Continuity mistake: As Viktor is first running around the airport looking for televisions showing information on Krakhozia, he heads for the staircase to the second floor. A woman in dark clothes and a light scarf is walking in front of the escalator and another woman in a tan sweater and black pants is walking down the stairs as he approaches, but they disappear in the shot from above. (00:11:20)


Continuity mistake: When Victor gets in the taxi to go into New York, he has the guard's coat on and several gifts from his friends at the terminal outlets. When he is on the way back to the airport, he has none of those things.

Continuity mistake: When Victor's friend is lighting the candles for Victor and Amelia, he places the lighter over his arm for the 1st candle then moves around to light the other. We see him light it without his arm under it but in the next shot he is moving the arm out from under the lighter.

Continuity mistake: When Viktor buys the Burger king combo, he starts to eat and then he hears the TV news, puts the burger on the plate and stands up, but when he gets to the TV the burger is back again in his hand.


Continuity mistake: In the scene after Victor translates for the Russian, Dixon pushes him against a copier. As the copier is running, Victor's LEFT hand is on the glass, but the copies show a RIGHT hand print.

Continuity mistake: After the CBP agent smashed the potato chip bag with the apple, the shot is switched from beside the agent to Viktor's viewpoint. The number of chips and distribution of those chips on the desk change. (00:06:35)


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Joe Mulroy: You better be careful. You know those flight attendants ain't like regular women, Viktor. They're flying back and forth between all those time-zones kinda messes with their biological clock or something. Always ready for sex. Why do you think they can't stop smiling?

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Trivia: When Amelia does her makeup at the table while sitting with Viktor, she pulls out an Elizabeth Arden compact. Catherine Zeta-Jones, who played Amelia, is currently a spokeswoman for Elizabeth Arden cosmetics.

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