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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)  »

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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

The intersection where Chuck stands at the end of the film is FM (Farm-to-Market Road)1268 and FM 48 in Mobeetie, Texas. See more »

Goofs

Very early in the movie during its plot setup, Kelly gives Chuck a pocket watch, telling him her grandfather used it on the Southern Pacific Railroad (i.e. he was a railroad crewman). Chuck is is subsequently winds and sets the watch to local "Kelly Time" just before departing on the plane. The watch used is a stem set in a hunter style case (i.e. has a sprung, hinged cover that closes over the watch face). This is not a real railroad watch, the specific design of which was controlled by federal regulations, and would have never been allowed to be used on the job by a railroad crewman. Among a long list of standards, they were required to have an open face (hunter case hinged clamshell covers were prohibited) and be "lever set." That requires the watch back to be opened, exposing the movement, and a lever moved in the movement to allow setting the time by turning the crown. (The crown cannot be pulled out from its winding position for time setting as was common with non-railroad watches and is the standard setting method today.) This prevented a railroad crewman from accidentally changing the time while winding the watch. It also allowed for station masters to control setting crew watches to calibrated time standards as they would seal the watch back after setting it. Had they used a proper railroad pocket watch, Chuck wouldn't have been able to wind the watch and so easily set its time during this scene. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Bettina Peterson: You look lost.
Chuck Noland: I do?
Bettina Peterson: Where're you headed?
Chuck Noland: Well, I was just about to figure that out.
Bettina Peterson: Well, that's 83 South. And this road here will hook you up with I-40 East. If you turn right, that'll take you to Amarillo, Flagstaff, California. And if you head back that direction, you'll find a whole lot of nothing all the way to Canada.
Chuck Noland: I got it.
Bettina Peterson: All right, then. Good luck, cowboy.
Chuck Noland: Thank you.
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Crazy Credits

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

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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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well-crafted and intriguing
14 March 2002 | by See 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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