A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity.
A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor: a fearsome Bengal tiger.
Three buddies wake up from a bachelor party in Las Vegas, with no memory of the previous night and the bachelor missing. They make their way around the city in order to find their friend before his wedding.
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
To make himself look like an average out of shape middle aged man Tom Hanks didn't exercise and allowed himself to grow pudgy. Production was then halted for a year so he could lose fifty pounds and grow out his hair for his time spent on the deserted island. During this hiatus, Robert Zemeckis used the same crew to film What Lies Beneath (2000). See more »
Chuck is wearing Albert's shoes and the toes of the shoes have been cut off so they would fit Chuck. But, there is absolutely no way Chuck could have cut those shoes. At that point on the island he hadn't opened the ice skates up yet, and even if he had they still wouldn't have been sharp enough to cut through the strong leather of the shoes. When Chuck is wearing them and they show a close up of the shoes, it's a very smooth, nice clean even edge were they were cut. It just was not possible for Chuck to have made that cut to alter those shoes. See more »
[reading label on portable outhouse that has washed ashore]
Bakersfield? BAKERSFIELD! BAKERSFIELD!
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As the end credits finish, the sound of waves crashing the beach shore can be heard. See more »
Song Of The Plains
Written by Lev Knipper and Victor Goussev
Performed by Soviet Army Chorus and Band
Conducted by Boris Alexandrov
Courtesy of EMI Classics and JSC MK-Musica
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets See more »
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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