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Cast Away (2000)

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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:

Cast Away  »

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

Some of the 'desert island' footage was shot on the mainland with a highway in the background that had to be removed. See more »

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The Dissolution of Marriage Agreement in one of the FedEx packages opened on the island is dated 23 December 1995, which was a Saturday, an unlikely day of the week for a legal document. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: [after seeing his "sail" fall over] This could work! This could work...
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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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