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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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Contrary to popular belief, FedEx did not pay the filmmakers anything for their presence in the movie. The director has made this clear in a number of interviews. While FedEx was very concerned when they heard about the project, they had no objections to the finished script and offered support during filming, with the company later stating that the movie was very good for FedEx business in general and in overseas markets in particular. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck is walking through the water to the cave for the first time you see a shadow on his right hand from someone or something standing just outside the view. See more »

Quotes

[Chuck talks to Wilson, the volleyball]
Chuck Noland: Hey, you want to hear something funny? My dentist's name is James Spalding.
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References Robinson Crusoe (1997) See more »

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Light My Fire
Written by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore
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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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