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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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Cast

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Ramon
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Fyodor
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Dick Peterson
Yelena Popovic ...
Beautiful Russian Woman (as Yelena Papovic)
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Russian Babushka
Semion Sudarikov ...
Nicolai
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Yuri
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Lev
François Duhamel ...
French FedEx Loader
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Pilot Jack
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Pilot Gwen
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Memphis State Student
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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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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

One of the three volleyballs used in the film was sold in an auction for $18,400 (USD). See more »

Goofs

The thunder on the island occurs at the same exact instant as the lightning, even though we can see the lightning is off in the distance. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: Let's not commit the sin of turning our back on time.
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Crazy Credits

Wilson the Volleyball Himself See more »

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Referenced in Face Off: The Gauntlet (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Heartbreak Hotel
Written by Mae Boren Axton, Tommy Durden, and Elvis Presley
Performed by Elvis Presley
Courtesy of the RCA Music Group, a unit of BMG Entertainment
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Amazing performance shines through
22 December 2000 | by See 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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