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Cast Away (2000)

A FedEx executive must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Chuck Noland
... Ramon
... Bettina Peterson
... Fyodor
... Dick Peterson
Yelena Popovic ... Beautiful Russian Woman (as Yelena Papovic)
... Russian Babushka
Semion Sudarikov ... Nicolai
... Yuri
... Lev
François Duhamel ... French FedEx Loader
... Pilot Jack
... Pilot Gwen
... Stan
... Memphis State Student
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Storyline

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)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,883,406, 24 December 2000, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$233,632,142, 22 July 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$429,632,142, 22 July 2001
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Trivia

Tom Hank's character is offered a Dr Pepper while on the plane heading back home after being rescued. Dr Pepper is also what Tom Hank's character drinks in Forrest Gump. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck throws the volleyball, it is still in its packaging. But in an earlier scene while he is holding the ice skates, the ball is seen out of its box and loose on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: Hello! Anybody?
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Crazy Credits

As the end credits finish, the sound of waves crashing the beach shore can be heard. See more »


Soundtracks

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (uncredited)
Performed by Vince Guaraldi
Courtesy of Fantasy Inc.
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Amazing performance shines through
22 December 2000 | by 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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