Cast Away (2000)

Cast Away (2000)
  • Time: 143 min
  • Genre: Adventure | Drama
  • Director: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Wilson the Volleyball

After FedEx systems engineer Chuck Noland is ripped out of his hasty life by the clock in a plane crash, he finds himself alone on the shores of a tropical island. First, frustration gets to him and then he realizes how little his chances are to ever get back to civilization. Four years later, Chuck has learned very well how to survive on his own: mending his dental health, catching fish with a spear, predicting the weather with a self-made calendar. A photograph of his girlfriend Kelly has kept his hopes alive all these years. Finally, Chuck takes the opportunity to take off for home: he sets off on a wooden raft with a sail that has washed ashore.


  • “Cast away” is an excellent movie! I knew this was going to be a classic film, and my opinion was not changed throughout the course of the movie one bit. It delivers such a strong message of fear, survival and hope, that leaves your mind devoted to thinking about it for a long while after. Everything about it works, the cinematography, the locations, the acting, the story and this is Robert Zemeckis’ greatest showpiece. This is just a fantastic film about never giving up! Tom Hanks was amazing in his role, especially when 80% of the movie is just him. I guess it’s his best role ever! Overall the performances were excellent, the plot was great and I enjoyed every second of the movie.

  • I had already watched this movie years ago, but I have a bad memory, and because of a book that I recently read, made me want to watch this movie again. I loved the movie from beginning to end. I was crying my eyes out by the time I reached the end.

    This story is brilliant, and all of the effort that Tom Hanks puts into this movie is just phenomenal. No words to express how well created this movie was, and how everything seemed realistic. From the cut on his leg from the corral, to his losing weight, having his beard and hair grow out. I am just breathless. No matter how devastating it ended, it was just perfect because it made the story more realistic.

    The tragedy of that plane crash, to him trying to survive in that island without the most important thing, emergency supplies, and any company but Wilson, a ball. The story was just magnificent overall. By far one of the best films out there.

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