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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)
Valentina Ananina ...
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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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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Release Date:

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

To make himself look like an average out of shape middle aged man Tom Hanks didn't exercise and allowed himself to grow pudgy. Production was then halted for a year so he could lose fifty pounds and grow out his hair for his time spent on the deserted island. During this hiatus, Robert Zemeckis used the same crew to film What Lies Beneath (2000). See more »

Goofs

It's incorrectly stated that Chuck "tells" Wilson that he's been on the island for 1800 days, or roughly five years. Before boarding the raft, Chuck actually writes on a large rock that he was stranded for 1500 days, roughly four years, which coincides with the later scene in which the FedEx chair says he was gone four years. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: We live and we die by time, and we must not commit the sin of turning our back on time.
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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 Stargate: Atlantis: Epiphany (2005) 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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8 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

I think this is an excellent movie..I've noticed many felt it "too long, boring, etc..." which is to be expected in today's "gimme non-stop action; I haven't been doing anything for 5 minutes, I'm bored" mentality. This was a true man vs nature movie that really made me think about what I take for granted and I found myself wondering how I would react in such a situation. Would I talk to a volleyball? you betcha...anyone who has spent any significant time alone can relate. Bought the DVD and will watch it for years too come.


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