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Cast Away (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  22 December 2000 (USA)
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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

The scene in which Noland is talking with Stan by the fireplace of Stan's home is shot in 1 long take, with the camera rotating slowly around Noland (Hanks). The shot lasts 3 minutes and 46 seconds. See more »

Goofs

As the FedEx MD-11 dives toward the ocean, none of the alarms that should go off during a steep dive (i.e. Excessive Sink Rate, GPWS) are going off. All aircraft operating out of the United States since 1972 have been equipped with such alarm systems to help prevent crashes. 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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Wilson the Volleyball Himself See more »

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Soundtracks

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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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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