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Cast Away (2000)

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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense action sequences and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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22 December 2000 (USA)  »

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Náufrago  »

Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Virtually all the sound, including dialogue, in the scenes on the island (about an hour and a half of screen time) had to be replaced in post-production. Sound man William B. Kaplan made a valiant attempt at getting usable sound on the island, but the nearby surf made it impossible, given that many of the scenes needed to be very quiet. See more »

Goofs

After Chuck makes fire and is eating crab, you can see the firewood is cut by a saw. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: We live and we die by the clock, that's all we have.
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Crazy Credits

Wilson the Volleyball Himself See more »

Connections

Referenced in A Hero's Journey: The Making of Beowulf (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

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