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Cast Away (2000)

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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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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 ... 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

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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the movie You've Got Mail (1998) at approx. 21:15 Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) says to Annabelle Fox (Hallee Hirsh) and Matt Fox (Jeffrey Scaperrotta) "I know you, I know you" as they run on to the marina. Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) says the same to Wilson the volleyball as he is repairing Wilson's face at approx. 1:31:12. See more »

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The invoices on the FedEx packages that Chuck recovers are domestic (USA) FedEx manifests. International manifests have always been much larger and more detailed. See more »

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Chuck Noland: Hey, is all this turbulence from Santa and those eight tiny reindeer?
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As the end credits finish, the sound of waves crashing the beach shore can be heard. See more »

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Amazing performance shines through
22 December 2000 | by MisterWhiplashSee 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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