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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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Beautiful Russian Woman (as Yelena Papovic)
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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


At the edge of the world, his journey begins.


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


$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?


Most of the nighttime scenes on the island (except the creation of fire scene) were shot during the daytime. The darkness and night sky effects were added in post-production. See more »


When Chuck is on the island opening the packages, when he opens the ice skates, you can clearly see the boom mic and operator in the reflection of the skate. See more »


[reading label on portable outhouse that has washed ashore]
Chuck Noland: Bakersfield? BAKERSFIELD! BAKERSFIELD!
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Crazy Credits

Wilson the Volleyball Himself See more »


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


Blue Christmas
Written by Bill Hayes and Jay Johnson
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of the RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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User Reviews

The most deserving film not in the top 250
18 August 2012 | by (san francisco) – See all my reviews

This movie is the most deserving of all movies out there that is not in the IMDb Top 250. In fact, this movie should be in the Top 100. Everything about it works, the cinematography, the locations, the acting, the story and this is Robert Zemeckis' greatest showpiece. Tom Hanks has done some bad roles over the years but this is as brilliant as any Jimmy Stewart performance captured on film. I revisit this film about once a year and find things about it that make it even better with each viewing. The story is so well written in its simplicity, and Helen Hunt and Hanks have an amazing chemistry. It is a love story with action and heartbreak like few films have been able to pull together. I guarantee you will never pass a Wilson volleyball again without a big smile!

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