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Tom Hanks is Chuck Noland, a man in a hurry. His job for Federal Express has him traveling the world on a moment's notice, exhorting the company's employees to speed things up--"never turn your back on the clock." When he's suddenly called away for business on Christmas night, his tolerant longtime girlfriend Kelly (Helen Hunt) drives him to the airport. They have their Christmas in the car--and Chuck plunks an engagement ring into her lap right before he gets on the plane, telling her, "I'll be right back." But an unexpected storm cuts the plane's crew off from radio contact and blows them off course. Chuck is the sole survivor of the resulting crash, and washes up on a completely deserted island. Stranded there, he must give up everything that he once took for granted and learn how to survive all alone in the wilderness. From director Robert Zemeckis, CAST AWAY is a story of adventure and discovery surrounding one man's will to stay alive.
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CastChristopher Noth
DirectorRobert Zemeckis
Release Date:  2000
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
DVD Release Date:  20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (May 09, 2006)
Runtime:  2hr 23min
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review by . June 03, 2010
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I started watching this movie during dinner, a time when I usually don't watch the ending of many movies. I generally turn off the TV and dash back to my beloved computer. BUT Hanks grabbed me from the first scene of this powerful movie, holding me captive until the bittersweet ending. He's a fine actor and was superb in this role.    Hanks plays the part of Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer on company business when the plane crashes and he ends up alone on a deserted island. …
review by . July 15, 2002
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Pros: Survival theme holds your interest     Cons: Beyond the island scenes, pretty much the rest of the film     The Bottom Line: I wrote a whole review without using the words Cast Away!     If there's one great American actor who we can safely place into a time capsule, bury in the ground and dig up twenty or thirty years later, it's Tom Hanks. Sure, there are well known actors who contain more talent, make better movies and in some …
review by . December 27, 2000
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Pros: Tom Hanks really thin with long hair     Cons: Stark, not much dialogue     What a refreshing film this was. Mainly what I liked about it was that it was very stark in both content and acting. A moving story about a man who is caught up in his job and his work who spends many years alone on a deserted island.      I have always liked Tom Hanks, the American everyman. He plays that role again in this film. He plays a man who is forced …
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