Cast Away

Chuck Nolan, a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly, a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. Then Chuck's plane to Malaysia crashes at sea during a terrible storm. He's the only survivor, and finds himself marooned on a desolate island. With no way to escape, Chuck must find ways to survive in his new home.

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Steve Starkey Luca Kouimelis Carla Corwin Anna E. Hayward Basti Van Der Woude
Genres: Adventure, Drama,
Production Company: Playtone, ImageMovers, 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Pictures,

Cast Away - At the edge of the world, his journey begins. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 22-12-2000
  • Runtime: 143 Minutes
  • Popularity: 28.29
  • Vote Count: 8,852
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7
  • Budget: USD 90,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 429,632,142
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Tom Hanks - Azwaad Movie Database Tom Hanks Chuck Noland
Helen Hunt - Azwaad Movie Database Helen Hunt Kelly Frears
Chris Noth - Azwaad Movie Database Chris Noth Jerry Lovett
Paul Sanchez - Azwaad Movie Database Paul Sanchez Ramon
Lari White - Azwaad Movie Database Lari White Bettina Peterson
Leonid Citer - Azwaad Movie Database Leonid Citer Fyodor
David Allen Brooks - Azwaad Movie Database David Allen Brooks Dick Peterson
Semion Sudarikov - Azwaad Movie Database Semion Sudarikov Nicolai
Peter Von Berg - Azwaad Movie Database Peter Von Berg Yuri
Dmitri S. Boudrine - Azwaad Movie Database Dmitri S. Boudrine Lev
Photo Name Department
Alan Silvestri-Sound Alan Silvestri Sound (Original Music Composer)
Alan Silvestri-Sound Alan Silvestri Sound (Conductor)
Robert Zemeckis-Directing Robert Zemeckis Directing (Director)
Robert Zemeckis-Production Robert Zemeckis Production (Producer)
Robert Zemeckis-Writing Robert Zemeckis Writing (Writer)
Steve Starkey-Production Steve Starkey Production (Producer)
Steve Starkey-Directing Steve Starkey Directing (Second Unit Director)
Tom Hanks-Production Tom Hanks Production (Producer)
Don Burgess-Camera Don Burgess Camera (Director of Photography)
Arthur Schmidt-Editing Arthur Schmidt Editing (Editor)

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John Chard

We live and we die by time. And we must not commit the sin of losing our track on time. *** This review may contain spoilers *** Jetting off on yet another important task, FedEx whizzer Chuck Noland leaves his girlfriend Kelly Frears (Helen Hunt) behind just before Christmas. Disaster strikes during the flight and the plane crashes into the ocean. Managing to free himself from the sinking jet, Noland is washed up on an uninhabited island. Without basic modern comforts and fighting solitude daily, Noland must live in hope that one day he might be saved before he loses his mind or the will to live. Tom Hanks (Noland) re-teams with director Robert Zemeckis after their hugely successful collaboration on 1994 awards stealer, Forrest Gump. Though Cast Away didn't win any awards (the usual cry of it being Oscar bait had preceded it) it can be argued to be Hanks' best performance. Few actors in the modern era could carry the film the way that Hanks does. Beguiling and drawing us into his loneliness, Hanks, with minimal dialogue (his only company being a volleyball that washed up with a few other FedEx parcels) excels with facial and bodily acting. Zemeckis, who should be applauded for the middle section and the terrifying plane crash that precedes it, puts Hanks' Noland through the mangler. The convenience of said parcels washing ashore aside, Noland is bumped bruised and dentally challenged, the Robinson Crusoe clichés exist of course, but Zemeckis and a heartfelt Hanks put us there on the island as well, with a pat on the back due for the excellent work by the sound department I might add. Sadly Cast Away is bookended by not so great work. The opening character introductions are unremarkable but just about good enough for the plot set up, but the ending lacks emotional punch and defies what has been built up. Things aren't helped by Helen Hunt's lack of chemistry with Hanks, but that in turn is not helped by the writing from William Broyles Jr. since it's only really now that it's Noland that we care about. It's a bit churlish to complain too much though, because Zemeckis kept us on the island with Chuck, there was no cutting back to grieving family or fruitless rescue attempts. With that it was a truly fine one man show, even if that is something that ultimately renders the ending something of a let down. 7.5/10

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