Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.
|nudity||A man and a woman kiss in several scenes. A woman kisses a man on the cheek. A man asks another man to help him win a woman's heart. A woman talks about sex with a man and refers to it as "amazing." A man mouths that a woman is "so hot." We see a man's bare back and chest as he washes himself in a public restroom sink, another man comes into the bathroom, appears to panic and he runs out. A woman wears a tight-fitting low-cut dress revealing cleavage. A man's pants slip down past his hips revealing his buttock cleavage. Men play cards for Cher's thong panties. We see a man's body in an X-ray machine monitor.|
|violence||A man screams, holds a knife or letter opener to his throat threatening to kill himself if security officers get any closer and he is eventually subdued and handcuffed. A man charges toward a taxiing airplane and stops just before being run over. A man admits to having stabbed a police officer in the chest. A man grabs a man by the back of the neck, shakes and threatens him. A man panics and is terror-stricken when he sees reports on TVs that a war has broken out in his country (we see people running and being shot at on the news reports). A group of men are chased through an airport by security guards, running frantically and knocking people down. A man is frightened when bright lights shine into a room and he hears the loud roar of jet engines. We hear about casualties of war and an armed takeover of a government in several new reports. A woman slips on a freshly mopped floor, hits the floor hard and breaks the heel of her shoe. Two men slip and fall on a freshly mopped floor, and a man slams into a glass wall. A man threatens to kill a man, and a man threatens a man. A man is arrested for trying to smuggle in drugs from Brazil. A group of security officers blocks a doorway as a man approaches them. A young woman yells at a man, and a woman yells at a man. A man slips between seats as he is trying to find a comfortable place to sit and hits the floor. A man tips a luggage cart over dumping two boys out of it and onto the floor (no one is hurt).|
|profanity||1 sexual reference, 12 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 6 mild obscenities, 2 religious profanities, 7 religious exclamations.|
|alcohol||People are shown drinking alcohol. A man smokes a cigarette. A man is arrested for trying to smuggle in drugs from Brazil. It is implied a passenger smuggled marijuana, and the bag is very briefly seen.|
|frightening||An upset foreign passenger holds scissors to his own neck while being detained (and holds security at bay by doing so).|