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Cast Away (2000)

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A FedEx executive undergoes a physical and emotional transformation after crash landing on a deserted island.

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Robert Zemeckis
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Chuck Noland
Paul Sanchez 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 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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

As a FedEx employee, Chuck has plenty of resources to perform his job but lacks an adequate amount of time to complete tasks and is always in a rush. Once he is stranded on the island, the circumstance is just the opposite as he has plenty of time but lacks proper resources to function and thus this challenges how versatile his character really is. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck is lying on the beach and the first package rolls onto the beach, there are very few rocks. When he walks toward it, the camera cuts further out, and you see significantly more rocks. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: So, let me get one thing straight here... We have a pro football team now, but they're in Nashville?
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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

Referenced in Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001) 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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Applauding the guts
27 September 2001 | by marcgmillerSee 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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