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Tourist stranded in airport for eight weeks

rodrigo ben-azul tom hanks the terminal santiago airport

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

A tourist has been stranded in an airport for more than two months in a real-life tale that has echoes of Tom Hanks' smash-hit movie The Terminal.

Spaniard Rodrigo Ben-Azul has become a familiar sight at Santiago Airport, in the capital of Chile, ever since he ran out of money.

http://www.dailymail...e-Terminal.html

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:32 PM

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Denied entry into the U.S., he cannot return to his fictitious country of Krakozhia due to a revolution, and so he stays in the terminal for nine months until the conflict is over.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

Was it Tom Hanks?


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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

The Terminal was an excellent film, really enjoyed it. Shame this guy is stuck though and eating out of bins.

Hopefully some nice rich person will buy him a flight.


I'd love to do that if I was rich.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

His family is supposedly sending him money, but how long does that really take?

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:33 PM

Sounds like a scam to me.





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