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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense action sequences and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 December 2000 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song Chuck sings after successfully creating the fire is "Light My Fire" by The Doors. See more »

Goofs

Figure skates are like pencils: they are dull when fresh, and have to be sharpened before being used for the first time. The sharpening also has to be maintained periodically, and Chuck's use of the skates in survival skills would have greatly damaged them to the extent that they would no longer be usable. There is no credible way Chuck could've used the skates as survival tools, especially given the four-year time span and lack of a skate sharpener. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Noland: I should've never gotten on that plane. I should've never gotten out of the car.
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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

Spoofed in Rugrats Go Wild (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Merry Christmas Baby
Written by Johnny Moore and Lou Baxter
Performed by Charles Brown
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Group
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Applauding the guts
27 September 2001 | by See 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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