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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.

Director:

Robert Zemeckis
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Memphis-based FedEx operations executive Chuck Noland and grad student Kelly Frears have long dated and lived together, and despite each being the love of the other's life, have not gotten married because of their respective busy schedules, especially Chuck's as he is more often on business trips than he is at home. That marital status changes when on Christmas Day 1995 as Chuck is rushing off to catch yet another FedEx plane for a business trip, he gives Kelly a ring. That flight experiences technical difficulties, and goes down somewhere in the south Pacific. In a life raft, a relatively unharmed Chuck washes up on shore what he will learn is a deserted island, he unaware what has happened to any of his fellow flight mates, or the plane. However several of the packages on board for delivery do wash up on shore with him, those packages which he initially treats with respect. Chuck realizes that his priority is survival - which primarily means food, water, shelter and fire - and ... Written by Huggo

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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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Trivia

Most of the nighttime scenes on the island (except the creation of fire scene) were shot during the daytime. The darkness and night sky effects were added in post-production. See more »

Goofs

When Chuck first spears a crab, he shows the crab then reaches down, out of camera range, and breaks off a leg. When he brings the leg up into camera range, it is a much larger leg than was shown on the original crab. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: I'm sorry, Wilson. Wilson, I'm sorry! I'm sorry!
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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 Primetime Glick: Tom Hanks/Ben Stiller (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
Written by Charles Wesley and Felix Mendelssohn (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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,883,406, 24 December 2000

Gross USA:

$233,632,142

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$429,632,142
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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