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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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island | christmas | raft | time | survival | See more »

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At the edge of the world, his journey begins.

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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

A FedEx commercial during the 2003 Super Bowl telecast featured the final scene of the film where Chuck returns the package to its sender. In this version the woman answers the door; when Chuck asks what was in the box, the woman replies, "Just a satellite phone, GPS locator, fishing rod, water purifier, and some seeds. Just silly stuff." See more »

Goofs

Early on in his ordeal and early in the morning when Chuck sights a light off on the horizon, as he is prepping to paddle out to the ship which he assumes is there, you can see the rising sun in the same direction off to the left of the light. However, as he starts his short ill fated journey towards that ship's light, the sun is behind him. See more »

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Chuck Noland: If I'm here New Year's Eve, then I'm here. If I'm not, I'm not.
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Light My Fire
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I was deeply touched
22 April 2007 | by (China) – See all my reviews

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It's a superb,well directed and well acted movie!Well done,Hanks!!!

I'm a Hanks fan!!!I really appreciate his outstanding performance.I consider him a genius in acting.He never just acts.However,he gives life to his characters ,and makes himself exactly what they are.Forrest Gump,Saving Private Ryan,The Terminal,The Da Vinci Code,including this movie are all my favorites.I'm always deeply touched by his movies.And they often make me cry,make me think,and make me understand more about life and love.Cast Away is without exception.

I was moved by Chuck's spirits. His imagination(he names a volleyball Wilson and talks with him as a friend),his perseverance toward love,and his courage to face problems,all these enable him to survive and finally return to his homeland.

When Chuck and Kelly embraced each other in the rain, I burst out crying.They are true lovers.But,fate is cruel.His beloved fiancée,his only belief during those terrible days and nights is forever gone.His hope is disillusioned.He is standing at a life crossroads,thinking and hesitating.He has to choose a way to begin his new life.

I greatly recommend this movie.Don't feel boring,just be patient.I think movies are not only seen by eyes,but also by heart.Use your heart to feel what the characters feel.Then the more you see it,the more you'll be inspired and the more you'll find.Finally,hope you enjoy other Hanks movies!!!


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