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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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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:

Náufrago  »

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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

Early in the movie, Kelly gives Chuck a pocket watch for Christmas. She explains that her grandfather used the watch on the Southern Pacific (Railroad). This is a foreshadow to Chuck's later dilemma where he is stranded in the South Pacific. 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 »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: I'm sorry, Wilson. Wilson, I'm sorry! I'm sorry!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Run Rudolph Run
Written by Johnny Marks and Marvin Brodie
Performed by Chuck Berry
Courtesy of Chess Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Applauding the guts
27 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

From time to time a group of people with a lot of guts come forward and challenge something, that every average thinking producer would get nightmares to even think about making it.

Fear of failing must come to mind, if the setting says:

  • only one actor for 80 min (and one dead body)


  • 40 min of it basically limited to: "Hello,.. What's that?.. Albert Miller,.. Over here,.."


  • no BGM


  • no adrenaline injections with savages, sharks, snakes etc.


  • just plain "Life is hard enough as it is."


I loved it for:

  • the guts of making it


  • the heartbreaking and real-to-life love story


  • Tom Hanks' performance


  • his companion Wilson


great movie / must see


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