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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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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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$233,630,478 (USA) (13 July 2001)
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Contrary to popular belief, FedEx did not pay the filmmakers anything for their presence in the movie. The director has made this clear in a number of interviews. While FedEx was very concerned when they heard about the project, they had no objections to the finished script and offered support during filming, with the company later stating that the movie was very good for FedEx business in general and in overseas markets in particular. See more »

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When Kelly relates to Chuck that the Tennessee Titans "nearly won" the Super Bowl but lost because of "one lousy yard" she is referring to SB XXXIV on January 30, 2000 when the game ended with Titan Kevin Dyson being tackled on the one yard line on the last play of the game. However, the final score of the game was 23-16 so even had Dyson scored and the extra point converted the game would've gone into overtime and the outcome would still be in doubt. It was possible that the Titans could've gone for a two-point conversion to win the game, however it's highly unlikely that a coach would take that chance in that scenario. Thus for Kelly's statement to be correct there needed to be several scenarios to play out in the Titans favor. See more »

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Chuck Noland: I couldn't even kill myself the way I wanted to. I had power over nothing.
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As the end credits finish, the sound of waves crashing the beach shore can be heard. See more »

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Referenced in Frasier: Daphne Does Dinner (2003) See more »

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Light My Fire
Written by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore
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Definitely worth a couple viewings.
14 October 2002 | by (Escondido, California, USA) – See all my reviews

I'll be honest, the first time I saw this film, I wasn't too sure if I liked it. I mean, I certainly enjoyed it, but I just wasn't too sure of how I felt about the film as a whole. I must say that this film was MUCH better the second time around. And just got better with each additional viewing. I am a huge Robert Zemeckis fan, so maybe my expectations were slightly skewed at first. But, all in all, I've watched the film enough times now that I can say "I love this film!!!"

When I really stop and think about it, the film is brilliantly executed. The scenery is absolutely breath taking, the special effects are so well done that you don't even realize that there are special effects present. This seems to be a trademark of Robert Zemeckis (case and point, "Forrest Gump"). The acting is very good, although, there's only 2 real sources of acting in this film, Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt. The rest of the cast was good, but their roles were very minor. Tom Hanks pulls off another great performance, as usual. You really can feel all of his emotions while he's stuck on the island. Also, not many actors have changed their physical appearance like Tom Hanks did for this film, I truly applaud him for his work. As much as I liked Russell Crow in "Gladiator", I firmly believe that Tom Hanks deserved it more (although that would be his third Oscar). Helen Hunt also pulls off a very nice performance. There is also a good deal of comedy in the film, and it is done very well.

This is one of the few films that I strongly recommend you watch. There aren't a great many films that I would say this, but this one I would. Although...if you aren't a fan of Tom Hanks, then you might have some trouble with this film because a great deal of the film is him alone on an island. So, if that is the case, then you are off the hook. So, I hope you watch the film, and I hope that you enjoy it. Thanks for reading,

-Chris


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