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Cast Away (2000)

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

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Cast

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Ramon
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Fyodor
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Dick Peterson
Yelena Popovic ...
Beautiful Russian Woman (as Yelena Papovic)
Valentina Ananina ...
Russian Babushka
Semion Sudarikov ...
Nicolai
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Yuri
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Lev
François Duhamel ...
French FedEx Loader
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Pilot Jack
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Pilot Gwen
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Memphis State Student
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Storyline

A man is marooned on an island after his plane crashes into the ocean. Far away from home, his girlfriend, and any human contact, he engages in a battle of wits with himself as he is tested mentally, physically, and emotionally in order to survive. Written by Amthermandes

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At the edge of the world, his journey begins.


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Rated PG-13 for intense action sequences and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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22 December 2000 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,883,406 (USA) (24 December 2000)

Gross:

$233,632,142 (USA) (22 July 2001)
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Trivia

As a FedEx employee, Chuck has plenty of resources to perform his job but lacks an adequate amount of time to complete tasks and is always in a rush. Once he is stranded on the island, the circumstance is just the opposite as he has plenty of time but lacks proper resources to function and thus this challenges how versatile his character really is. See more »

Goofs

Very early in the movie during its plot setup, Kelly gives Chuck a pocket watch, telling him her grandfather used it on the Southern Pacific Railroad (i.e. he was a railroad crewman). Chuck is is subsequently winds and sets the watch to local "Kelly Time" just before departing on the plane. The watch used is a stem set in a hunter style case (i.e. has a sprung, hinged cover that closes over the watch face). This is not a real railroad watch, the specific design of which was controlled by federal regulations, and would have never been allowed to be used on the job by a railroad crewman. Among a long list of standards, they were required to have an open face (hunter case hinged clamshell covers were prohibited) and be "lever set." That requires the watch back to be opened, exposing the movement, and a lever moved in the movement to allow setting the time by turning the crown. (The crown cannot be pulled out from its winding position for time setting as was common with non-railroad watches and is the standard setting method today.) This prevented a railroad crewman from accidentally changing the time while winding the watch. It also allowed for station masters to control setting crew watches to calibrated time standards as they would seal the watch back after setting it. Had they used a proper railroad pocket watch, Chuck wouldn't have been able to wind the watch and so easily set its time during this scene. See more »

Quotes

Kelly Frears: You said you'd be right back.
Chuck Noland: I'm so sorry.
Kelly Frears: Me too.
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Wilson the Volleyball Himself See more »


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Light My Fire
Written by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore
Performed by Tom Hanks
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Misunderstood
8 April 2002 | by (Minnesota, USA) – See all my reviews

I simply loved this film but was shocked by the bad reviews that people gave it. To this I say to them: You seriously misunderstood the meaning of it. Although I won't reveal any real details about the meaning because I think that you should try and understand it yourself. The movie was terrific and simply breathless the whole time. I felt awestruck about how the life of one man could be so changed after an experience that Hanks went through. I say that every element of the film was perfect. And for those of you who hate Wilson, you have to understand about how human he really was to Chuck. I was amazed on how well this movie was made and think that everybody should have an experience that should cause you to take stock of your life. I was so adamant to get this movie; I got it at 8:00 the day it was released. I give it an 8/10. Well done Robert


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