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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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Robert Zemeckis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Chuck Noland
Paul Sanchez ... Ramon
Lari White ... Bettina Peterson
Leonid Citer ... Fyodor
David Allen Brooks ... Dick Peterson
Yelena Popovic Yelena Popovic ... Beautiful Russian Woman (as Yelena Papovic)
Valentina Ananina ... Russian Babushka
Semion Sudarikov Semion Sudarikov ... Nicolai
Peter Von Berg ... Yuri
Dmitri S. Boudrine ... Lev
François Duhamel François Duhamel ... French FedEx Loader
Michael Forest ... Pilot Jack
Viveka Davis ... Pilot Gwen
Nick Searcy ... Stan
Jennifer Choe ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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At the edge of the world, his journey begins.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Náufrago See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

When Chuck first finds the port-a-potty piece that washes up on shore, the first shot revealing his left thigh does not bear the long scar shown earlier in the movie. Yet afterwards, the scar appears once again on his left thigh. See more »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

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


Soundtracks

Merry Christmas Baby
Written by Johnny Moore and Lou Baxter
Performed by Charles Brown
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Group
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User Reviews

well-crafted and intriguing
14 March 2002 | by Special-K88See all my reviews

From director Robert Zemeckis comes this powerful character study of a man and his quest for survival. Hanks is a time-obsessed postal worker on a routine cargo transport. His life is forever changed after the plane crashes and he finds himself stranded all alone on an uncharted island. We're drawn into his long, arduous journey as he struggles not only to keep his sanity, but to stay alive so he can make it back to the love of his life (Hunt). A fascinating, believable, and thought-provoking portrait of a man and his fight to live, with a remarkably ideal performance from Tom Hanks, and steady, effectively leisure direction that allows viewers to accompany this resilient survivor on his emotionally wrenching journey. A small idea expanded into a one of a kind movie. ***½


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