Trivia: The Terminal

  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
    • Kumar Pallana, who appears in many Wes Anderson films, played Gupta.
    • Pa Kent works for ICE now.
    • Amelia's boyfriend, who only shows his face once, is Eli David.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Zoe Saldana plays a customs officer who's a Star Trek fan and goes to conventions dressed as Captain Kirk's assistant.
  • Life Imitates Art: The plot of the movie got certain Hilarious in Hindsight vibes after Edward Snowden, having leaked confidential CIA documents, got himself stuck in the Moscow airport, his US passport revoked. For several weeks, he was in no position to either leave for another country or enter Russia soil proper until finally being offered asylum in Russia.