View Full Version : "The Terminal" new Spielberg film

17th Aug 2004, 19:28
This is on the BBC web news (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3570850.stm) today and tells the story of the man who lived at CDG for a number of years. Since it has Tom Hanks in the lead, I think I'll ask for an extra brandy and sleep through the movie ...

Clipped from the BBC ...
Burdened with debt and uncertain where his future lay, George decided it was time to walk out on his life.

Looking for somewhere warm and dry to sleep, he pitched up at Heathrow Airport and stayed for the best part of two-and-a-half years, surviving homelessness in its relative safety and comfort.

George is not the only one to have found a place amid the benches, shops and restaurants provided for the world's travellers.

Next month Steven Spielberg's film The Terminal is released, starring Tom Hanks as a character based on Mehran Karimi Nasseri, an Iranian exile who set up home in Paris' Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport 16 years ago, while caught in a diplomatic limbo.

"I tell you, we are here on Earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

18th Aug 2004, 10:08
It is always instructive and interesting to refer to snopes.com (http://www.snopes.com/travel/airline/airport.htm).

18th Aug 2004, 17:57
I enjoyed the movie, well worth the $5 i paid for the DVD.