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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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Adventure | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Náufrago  »

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,807,312 (UK) (12 January 2001)

Gross:

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

Actual lines of dialogue were written for Wilson the Volleyball, to help Hanks have a more natural interaction with the inanimate object. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck is first trying to make fire the volley ball in the background has a logo visible in the left top corner of the box, but after he cuts his hand, the next scene shows the volley ball box in a slightly different position and without the logo. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: Hey, is all this turbulence from Santa and those eight tiny reindeer?
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Referenced in Behind Enemy Lines (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas Baby
Written by Johnny Moore and Lou Baxter
Performed by Charles Brown
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Group
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Applauding the guts
27 September 2001 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

From time to time a group of people with a lot of guts come forward and challenge something, that every average thinking producer would get nightmares to even think about making it.

Fear of failing must come to mind, if the setting says:

  • only one actor for 80 min (and one dead body)




  • 40 min of it basically limited to: "Hello,.. What's that?.. Albert


Miller,.. Over here,.."

  • no BGM




  • no adrenaline injections with savages, sharks, snakes


etc.

  • just plain "Life is hard enough as it is."




I loved it for:

  • the guts of making it




  • the heartbreaking and real-to-life love story




  • Tom Hanks' performance




  • his companion Wilson




great movie / must see


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