Cast Away (2000) Poster



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Wilson. A Cast Away Story (2016) (Short)
same character


Casablanca (1942)
Shane (1953)
Robinson Gruesome (1959) (Short)
Psycho (1960)
Gilligan's Island (1964) (TV Series)
The Prisoner: Many Happy Returns (1967) (TV Episode)
several scenes with the raft
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
When Noland squats on the ground, contemplating an item that has washed up on shore, the shot is composed as an homage to this movie, reportedly Tom Hanks' favorite.
Jaws (1975)
Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978) (TV Movie)
Forrest Gump (1994)
On the plane ride home, Chuck is offered a Dr. Pepper, and is told that at his funeral people put Elvis Presley CDs in his coffin; favorite drink and music of that previous Robert Zemeckis/Tom Hanks project.
Moses (1995) (TV Movie)
Ed, Edd n Eddy (1999) (TV Series)
Mike, Lu & Og (1999) (TV Series)
Super Bowl XXXIV (2000) (TV Movie)
Characters discuss the TN Titans' performance in this Super Bowl.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Lucy Liu/Jay-Z (2000) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Jennifer Lopez (2001) (TV Episode)
referenced during Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Sean Hayes/Shaggy (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced on Weekend Update
The King of Queens: Package Deal (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Doug.
The Critic: Harry Potter, Planet of the Apes (2001) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Tom Hanks lost 50 pounds for the film
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Show No. 405 (2001) (TV Episode)
One "Scenes From a Hat" suggestion is, "Things bald men are sick of hearing." Ryan used Colin's head as a volleyball and said, "You're my only friend on this island."
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
After the football falls in the water, you can hear someone yell "Wilson!". This is a reference to the volleyball in the Tom Hanks movie "Cast Away".
The Island (2001) (Video)
Documentary about this movie
Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001) (Video Game)
Mission 6 is set on a Pacific Island and features a castaway named Wilson, which is the name of the volleyball in this film.
Backstory: Cast Away (2002) (TV Episode)
Episode about this film.
Getaway: Episode #11.25 (2002) (TV Episode)
A story on a cruise of the Fiji islands visits the island where this movie was filmed.
Survivin' the Island (2002) (Short)
Jenna goes and sees this movie
Home Movies: My Cheatin' Heart (2002) (TV Episode)
McGuirk and Melissa talk about Wilson and the film
Ghost Ship (2002)
Frasier: Daphne Does Dinner (2003) (TV Episode)
Gertrude mentions that she didn't rent 'Cast away' because she didn't want to see someone talking to a volleyball for a big amount of time.
The Fairly OddParents: Crime Wave/Odd Ball (2003) (TV Episode)
One of the basketball players has a Wilson-esque basketball with a hand-print face on it.
Klais? (2003)
A DVD cover can be seen on a video club.
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003) (TV Movie)
Eddie does the same dance as Tom Hanks after lighting a fire
On the Set of Sightlines (2003) (Video)
Actor Nick Searcy makes reference to this title while giving his partial verbal résumé.
No Regrets (2004)
Alex says that Lari White, the actress in Cast Away, is going to be in his film
The Incredibles (2004)
Plane sinking to the bottom of the ocean as seen by the survivors of the crash.
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tom Hanks (2004) (TV Special)
Referenced during Weekend Update
Madagascar (2005)
When Alex sees Marty building his shack, he tells 'Spalding' the Basketball to Shutup as a reference to Wilson the Volleyball in Cast Away
How It Should Have Ended: How Saving Private Ryan Should Have Ended (2005) (TV Episode)
"Or maybe you lived on a deserted island for six years"
The Office: The Fire (2005) (TV Episode)
Dwight says: "Question: In the plane crash, did my shoes come off?"
Stargate: Atlantis: Epiphany (2005) (TV Episode)
Sheppard mentions not having a volleyball to talk to
Cabin Pressure: Designing the Aalto E-474 (2006) (Video)
Referenced by name
Monster House (2006)
The house spits out Chowder's basketball to taunt him: it is a "Wilson" basketball but with a face drawn on it. In Cast Away, there is a Wilson volleyball with a face on it.
Ugly Betty: The Lyin', the Watch and the Wardrobe (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Henry during lunch at the Sushi bar
Bones: The Boneless Bride in the River (2007) (TV Episode)
Booth: Next thing you know, he will be shipwrecked on some island, talking to the volleyball.
Destination Truth: Ri/Iguanodon (2007) (TV Episode)
As the team prepares to launch their rickety boats past enourmous waves, host Josh Gates turns to the camera and jokes, "This is just like the ending to Castaway"; Later, after failing to launch the boats, Gates states, via narration, that the trip cost the team "one camera, six pairs of socks, and Wilson, a volleyball I'd found and became friends with."
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Two Faces of Squidward/SpongeHenge (2007) (TV Episode)
The scene where SpongeBob is in a cave hiding from the jellyfish and making a stone companion of himself similar to the vollyball in Cast Away
Screenwipe: Review of the Year 2007 (2007) (TV Episode)
Reference to Wilson the volleyball.
Fool's Gold (2008)
mentioned in dialog
A Hero's Journey: The Making of Beowulf (2008) (Video)
One crewmember is wearing a Cast Away T-shirt
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 9 July 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Dennis Miller makes reference to this film.
Eagle Eye (2008)
dvd cover shown as part of Jerry's life while at Circuit City
I polykatoikia: Itan mia fora mia anakainisi (2008) (TV Episode)
Saturday Night Live: Neil Patrick Harris/Taylor Swift (2009) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Charles Barkley during Weekend Update
Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Green Day (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Alex Trebek on Celebrity Jeopardy!
Phineas and Ferb: Oh, There You Are, Perry/Swiss Family Phineas (2009) (TV Episode)
The family comes to and all find themselves stranded on an island similar to what happened to Chuck Noland
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
Nostalgia Critic: Jack Frost (2009) (TV Episode)
The Nostalgia Critic wonders if "Jack Frost" got its time transitions from "Cast Away".
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.163 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "Sports Equipment"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.102 (2010) (TV Episode)
correspondents Mikey and Trevor make their own version of Wilson the volleyball
Shameful Sequels: Christmas Vacation 2: Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Larry refers to this movie as a rip-off of Cast Away.
Saturday Night Live: Elton John/Leon Russell (2011) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and Wilson appear in the "Laser Cats" digital short.
Soul Surfer (2011)
When Sheri Hamilton (Helen Hunt) picks up the phone and learns about Bethany's accident.
The Super Hero Squad Show: The Ballad of Beta Ray Bill! (Six Against Infinity, Part 1) (2011) (TV Episode)
Thor draws a face on Mjolnir and talks to it a la Wilson the volleyball
Estrenos Críticos: 24/06/2011 (2011) (TV Episode)
poster shown
Half in the Bag: Fright Night and Conan the Barbarian (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Jay
An Idiot Abroad: Desert Island (2011) (TV Episode)
Ricky gives Karl a volleyball with a face drawn on it that he names Wilson to keep him company on the desert island.
Saturday Night Live: Steve Buscemi/The Black Keys (2011) (TV Episode)
Wilson the volleyball is mentioned in the "Dateline" segment.
Terraria (2011) (Video Game)
An NPC you interact with sometimes tells you he was so lonely that he made a friend out of leather and called him "Willson".
Community: Contemporary Impressionists (2012) (TV Episode)
Jeff mentions Wilson the volleyball from "Cast Away."
90210: A Tale of Two Parties (2012) (TV Episode)
Diego and Ivy mention the film title and the volleyball
Nostalgia Critic: Digimon the Movie (2012) (TV Episode)
Critic - "Since when did this become Cast Away?"
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: Night on Haunted Mountain (2012) (TV Episode)
There is a woman in the mountain whot took a ball and make a face with his hand, just like Wilson in Cast Away
The Newsroom: The Blackout, Part 2: Mock Debate (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Bad Education: School Trip (2012) (TV Episode)
After getting lost in the woods, Mitchell makes his own version of Wilson the volleyball.
Fading Humanity (2012) (Short)
The inflatable ball used in Fading Humanity was constantly referred to as Wilson on set, as a reference to the volley ball in Cast Away
Brickleberry: The Dam Show (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Arrow: The Odyssey (2013) (TV Episode)
Ollie chuckles and tells Wilson his stuck on an island and his only friend is named "Wilson."
The Amazing Race: Business in the Front, Party in the Back (2013) (TV Episode)
One of the teams mentions Tom Hanks from Cast Away
Come Dine with Me Canada: Adam Whisler: Block 1 - BBQ Grill Master (2013) (TV Episode)
Raj talks about the movie.
Bob's Burgers: Seaplane! (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Gang Squashes Their Beefs (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD can be seen in the video store
The Vampire Diaries: Death and the Maiden (2013) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
Raising Hope: Hey There, Delilah (2014) (TV Episode)
Wilson the volleyball appears in Virginia's fantasy.
James & Mike Mondays: Dennis the Menace (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions Wilson from this movie.
Eretz Nehederet: Episode #11.12 (2014) (TV Episode)
Jonathan Pollard tells Wilson he is going to miss him
American Dad!: She Swill Survive (2014) (TV Episode)
"Casting Way"
Bum Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
"Well, through the magic of Cast Away editing..."
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: James Franco/Chadwick Boseman/Jenny Lewis (2014) (TV Episode)
One of the titles of the 5-Second Summaries game
Risen 3: Titan Lords (2014) (Video Game)
Hawkins talks to a coconut, which has a face painted on it. He calls it Hank. This is a reference to Tom Hanks, and his scenes with Wilson the volleyball in "Cast Away".
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Barbra Streisand (2014) (TV Episode)
Wilson the Volleyball is shown testifying before Congress
ABCs of Death 2 (2014)
Wilson seen on an island
Eden (2014)
Saturday Night Live: James Franco/Nicki Minaj (2014) (TV Episode)
Tom Yanks in 'Blast Away' mentioned in Ex-Porn Stars sketch
MenT: MenT trosecníkem! #2 (Stranded Deep) (2015) (TV Episode)
Wilson was referenced by MenT.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes on a Date! (2015) (TV Episode)
Mr. Belden refers to Kimmy's volleyball as "Wilson from 'Cast Away.'"
Contact Lost (2015) (Short)
Title is referenced
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Tom Hanks/Mila Kunis (2015) (TV Episode)
Tom Hanks and 'James Corden' re-enact a scene.
Veep: East Wing (2015) (TV Episode)
Gary tells Selina: "I'm your Wilson the Volleyball!"
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire (2015) (TV Episode)
DVTV: Petr Cífka (2015) (TV Episode)
Petr Cífka mentioned it.
The Last Man on Earth: Screw the Moon (2015) (TV Episode)
Main character talks to a ball with a face on it.
Swede Fest Tampa Bay 7 Photo Essay (2015) (Short)
"Swede" film shown
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Paul Rudd/Jon Glaser/Echosmith (2015) (TV Episode)
Steve Higgins mentions Wilson as Jimmy discusses his hand injury
Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser (2015) (Video)
He is stranded on an island for 12 years, copies many of the bits from the film, including naming a piece of sports equipment Wilson.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 23 July 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Golic
Face Off: The Gauntlet (2015) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Sleepy Hollow: Kindred Spirits (2016) (TV Episode)
Abbie Mills tells Ichabot Crane: "You were my Wilson."
Les vilains (2016)
Sebastien mentions Tom Hanks and Wilson as a sign of loneliness.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Ice Cube/Ellie Kemper/Conrad Sewell (2016) (TV Episode)
Wilson is mentioned in the segment Zoomed In
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Iggy Azalea/Larry Wilmore/Will Calhoun (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth in the Teen Slang segment
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Jada Pinkett Smith/Andy Cohen/Gallant (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andy Cohen during the Famous Face-Off game
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Blake Lively/Luke Wilson/Mumford & Sons feat. Baaba Maal & Beatenberg (2016) (TV Episode)
Jimmy compares Blake Lively's movie The Shallows (2016) to a combination of this movie and Jaws (1975)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Tamera Mowry (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "Theme Restaurant"
Teen Titans Go!: Crazy Desire Island (2016) (TV Episode)
Cyborg, Beast Boy and Raven begin talking to sports equipment with faces on them which Starfire says the skull of a volleyball player told her is crazy
Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Lea Thompson (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced in "World's Worst"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 5 September 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of Tom Hanks' greatest films
Who's Doing the Dishes?: Sean Wilson (2016) (TV Episode)
One of Sean Wilson's clues references the film.
Bob's Burgers: Teen-a-Witch (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Graham Norton Show: Tom Hanks/Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Gemma Arterton/Mo Farah/Olly Murs (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham in his opening monologue and when introducing Tom Hanks
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 December 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Greenberg
Herdyn: Spadlo se mnou letadlo! - YOLO Stranded Deep #1 (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Herdyn.
Mixxxer Show: Agáta Pracharová (2017) (TV Episode)
Referenced by hosts.
Mixxxer Show: Ben Cristovao (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Ivana Kulhánková.
Saturday Night Live: Dwayne Johnson/Katy Perry (2017) (TV Episode)
Title referenced by Tom Hanks during Dwayne Johnson's monologue.
Disjointed: The Worst (2017) (TV Episode)
Dank and Dabby discuss the film..
The Ben Shapiro Show: A Good Man with a Gun (2017) (TV Episode)
Ben Shapiro mentions the movie by title.
When Facts Don't Matter (2017) (Video)
Stefan Molyneux alludes to the movie by mentioning Wilson.
Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 14 December 2017 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Mark Hamill.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #11.17 (2018) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown

Featured in 

HBO First Look: The Making of 'Cast Away' (2000) (TV Episode)
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards (2001) (TV Special)
2001 MTV Movie Awards (2001) (TV Special)
Tom Hanks is nominated for "Best Male Performance," Tom Hanks and Wilson are nominated for "Best On-Screen Team," Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt are nominated for "Best Kiss" and the plane crash is nominated for "Best Action Sequence"
Castaway Dick (2001) (TV Movie)
The Making of 'Cast Away' (2001) (Video)
The Corporation (2003)
Frontline: The Persuaders (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in reference to product placement.
Flightplan (2005)
The panoramic shot from the summit is shown during the in-flight movie at the beginning of Flightplan. A male passenger is heaed saying "This is my favorite part".
Best! Movies! Ever!: Goodbyes (2007) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best "goodbye" scenes in movies
I Love the New Millennium: 2000 (2008) (TV Episode)
Shown on the 2000 episode
Coming Attractions: The History of the Movie Trailer (2009)
Part or all of the trailer is shown and discussed.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.58 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is incorporated into the spoof recap of "Lost"
The Hour: Episode #7.37 (2010) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Les Stroud's bio segment.
Bridesmaids (2011)
Annie is shown watching this movie while depressed.
AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration: Robert Zemeckis and Don Burgess (2013) (TV Episode)
film clip shown and discussed
Renegade Cut: Tom Hanks Can't Stop Urinating (2013) (TV Episode)
Footage is shown
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
And the Oscar Goes To... (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips shown
The Last Man on Earth: Alive in Tucson/The Elephant in the Room (2015) (TV Episode)
Phil watches the movie.
Honest Trailers: The Martian (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Honest Trailers: The Oscars (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Half in the Bag: Hardcore Henry (2016) (TV Episode)
clip of Tom Hanks removing is own tooth is shown

Spoofed in 

The Critic: Cast Away, The Legend of Bagger Vance (2001) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a clip in which Tom Hanks builds a fire out of Oscar statuettes
2001 MTV Movie Awards (2001) (TV Special)
Castaway Dick (2001) (TV Movie)
Family Guy: A Fish Out of Water (2001) (TV Episode)
We see Peter on a raft in the middle of the sea with a beard, dressed in rags. He is shouting "WILSON!" at a volleyball with a face on it just like Wilson from this film.
Super Mario Sunshine (2002) (Video Game)
Good Eats: Down and Out in Paradise (2002) (TV Episode)
A full-on take-off of the movie (and a little bit of 'Gilligan's Island') with a decorated coconut, named 'Coco', and an inflatable pool toy called Wilber substituting for Wilson, the soccer ball.
Bugi Fiction (2003) (Video)
A tennis-ball called Willy.
The Even Stevens Movie (2003) (TV Movie)
The Work and the Story (2003)
Richard Dutcher shown with a beard chasing a volley ball like "Wilson" on a beach
Lilo & Stitch: The Series: Splodyhead: Experiment #619 (2003) (TV Episode)
When stuck on a small island, Pleakly draws a face on a coconut, calls it "Coco", and talks to it. This spoofs Chuck in "Cast Away" who did the same thing with a volleyball.
Itse valtiaat: Lähtölaskenta (2004) (TV Episode)
features character Wilson the Volly Ball
Miss Castaway and the Island Girls (2004) (TV Movie)
Takes place on a deserted island and gets alot of packages from "Federalli Expresso". Also Wilson (the volleyboll) is floating past the girls on the rafts raft.
My Wife and Kids: The Bahamas: Part 2 (2005) (TV Episode)
Jimmy produces his new friend, a ball named Wilson.
Madagascar (2005)
Volleyball named "Spaulding" with handprint face
Family Guy: The Perfect Castaway (2005) (TV Episode)
The locket and the part where Peter throws a spear trying to hit a fish.
The DiCaprio Code (2006) (Short)
Hanks throws Wilson at Jimmy Stewart
Date Movie (2006)
Grant grows a Cast Away-like beard and yells out the name something he misses
The Starter Wife: Mollywood (2008) (TV Episode)
Molly plays the Tom Hanks role in a spoof of the film.
American Dad!: Choosy Wives Choose Smith (2008) (TV Episode)
The plot line with Stan and Roger stranded on the island spoofs the movie, including specific scenes.
Cougar Town: Lonesome Sundown (2011) (TV Episode)
Jules saying "I have made fire!"
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011)
Zoe is stranded on an island and has a football, golf ball, and basketball just like Tom Hanks' character makes friends with a volleyball.
Robot Chicken: Punctured Jugular (2012) (TV Episode)
parody skit
Family Guy: Bigfat (2013) (TV Episode)
Cutaway parody
Family Guy: Meg Stinks! (2014) (TV Episode)
Brian's long hair and beard, as well as him throwing a spear into the lawn and catching a fish is a spoof of Tom Hanks character in this film
Robot Chicken: Victoria's Secret of NIMH (2014) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
The Awesomes: Euro-Awesomes (2014) (TV Episode)
Perfect Man names a basketball Spalding and starts talking to it after being left alone for too long.
The Awesomes: Day of Awesomes, Part 1 (2014) (TV Episode)
Perfect Man continues his relationship with the basketball "Spaulding" from the previous episode
The Awesomes: Day of Awesomes, Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
Perfect Man continues his relationship with the basketball "Spaulding" from the previous two episodes
The Last Man on Earth: Alive in Tucson/The Elephant in the Room (2015) (TV Episode)
Phil draws faces on a whole bunch of sports balls and talks to them as if they were people.
#TubeClash: The Movie (2015) (Video)
Gronkh draws the face of YouTuber Sarazar on a ball when being lost and talks to it.
Bunk'd: Boo Boos and Birthdays (2016) (TV Episode)
A volleyball named Earl alludes to Wilson from Cast Away

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