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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

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At the edge of the world, his journey begins.

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Adventure | Drama

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

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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

When Chuck is aboard the doomed Fed-Ex flight, he has his shoes off and loses them in the crash. Much later in the movie when Chuck is on a plane returning to his homeland he is shown wearing shoes, one of the first signs of his lifestyle transformation. See more »

Goofs

As the FedEx MD-11 dives toward the ocean, none of the alarms that should go off during a steep dive (i.e. Excessive Sink Rate, GPWS) are going off. All aircraft operating out of the United States since 1972 have been equipped with such alarm systems to help prevent crashes. See more »

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Chuck Noland: First thing it's two minutes, then four, then six, then the next thing you know, we're the U.S. mail.
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Wilson the Volleyball Himself See more »

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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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Amazing performance shines through
22 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Robert Zemeckis has his 4th best film here (behind Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future) with Cast Away. Sure it might be overhyped and some characters in the film aren't needed (not to mention it depends on the liking of the lead), but when you have Tom Hanks working harder than any actor in a movie this year, it is worth it.

The story follows Hanks as a dedicated fed-ex deliverer who has a fiance (Helen Hunt) and has to leave her Christmas time to go to Asia, but alas, the plane he's on crashes in the water and, dare I say more (well I can because practically everyone saw the all-revealing trailers)? Well, Hanks arrives on a deserted island and then the real fun begins as he survives in a primitive way (probably remenicent of 2001, Hanks' favorite film), and even finds a silent companion named Wilson (a volleyball). That Hanks can communicate with this volleyball, and almost make the ball as a real person with real feelings that is almost like the Silent Bob to his Jay, is one of the films triumphs. The others of course being the whole lot of him on the island and Hanks' performance. If it was someone else, it would not be as successful, but Hanks gives his all and (as usual) pulls through 5 fold delivering one of the years and his best performances. A-


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