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

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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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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,852,075 (USA) (22 December 2000)

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$233,630,478 (USA) (13 July 2001)
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Trivia

One of the three volleyballs used in the film was sold in an auction for $18,400. See more »

Goofs

The Dissolution of Marriage Agreement in one of the FedEx packages opened on the island is dated 23 December 1995, which was a Saturday, an unlikely day of the week for a legal document. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: [to Wilson] We might just make it. Did that thought ever cross your brain? Well, regardless, I would rather take my chance out there on the ocean than to stay here and die on this shithole island, spending the rest of my life talking...
[suddenly yelling]
Chuck Noland: ...TO A GODDAMN VOLLEYBALL!
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits finish, the sound of waves crashing the beach shore can be heard. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Backstory: Cast Away (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Gremin's Aria
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky)
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Amazing performance shines through
22 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert Zemeckis has his 4th best film here (behind Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future) with Cast Away. Sure it might be overhyped and some characters in the film aren't needed (not to mention it depends on the liking of the lead), but when you have Tom Hanks working harder than any actor in a movie this year, it is worth it.

The story follows Hanks as a dedicated fed-ex deliverer who has a fiance (Helen Hunt) and has to leave her Christmas time to go to Asia, but alas, the plane he's on crashes in the water and, dare I say more (well I can because practically everyone saw the all-revealing trailers)? Well, Hanks arrives on a deserted island and then the real fun begins as he survives in a primitive way (probably remenicent of 2001, Hanks' favorite film), and even finds a silent companion named Wilson (a volleyball). That Hanks can communicate with this volleyball, and almost make the ball as a real person with real feelings that is almost like the Silent Bob to his Jay, is one of the films triumphs. The others of course being the whole lot of him on the island and Hanks' performance. If it was someone else, it would not be as successful, but Hanks gives his all and (as usual) pulls through 5 fold delivering one of the years and his best performances. A-


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