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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yelena Popovic ...
Beautiful Russian Woman (as Yelena Papovic)
Valentina Ananina ...
Semion Sudarikov ...
François Duhamel ...


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.

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


$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


An early draft of the script had Chuck having two different personalities talking to each other, Good Chuck and Bad Chuck. See more »


When Chuck is boarding the airplane after kissing Kelly goodbye, the aircraft's tail fin has no engine mounted to it. This proves that the airplane used in this shot was not an MD-11, which was used as the model for the cockpit scenes later in the movie. MD11s have an engine mounted on the tail fin, three thrust levers between the pilots, and 6 digital cockpit screens. See more »


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

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


Referenced in Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001) 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
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User Reviews

What a fantastic film!!!
28 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have never seen a more meaningful and thought-provoking film. Right from the start, I knew this was going to be a classic film, and my opinion was not changed throughout the course of the movie one bit. It delivers such a strong message of fear, survival and hope, that leaves your mind devoted to thinking about it for a long while after. It made me think about all my creature comforts, and what is actually necessary in life. Talking to a volleyball has never been more dramatic! I also loved the fact that there was little talking in the film, maybe that was because i was staying in a hotel in France with french TV, but anyway, it sort of made you guess how he was feeling, in a clever way. This is one of my all time favourite films, and I could watch it again and again without getting bored... so go and watch it...NOW!!

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