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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


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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The song Chuck sings after successfully creating the fire is "Light My Fire" by The Doors. See more »


When the FedEx MD-11 is diving towards the ocean, the First Officer's altitude indicator (visible by his left shoulder) shows that the aircraft is climbing gently. See more »


[reading label on portable outhouse that has washed ashore]
Chuck Noland: Bakersfield? BAKERSFIELD! BAKERSFIELD!
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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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Written by Leroy Anderson
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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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