Cast Away (2000)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriter: William Pauls Jr.
Cast: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Chris Noth, Nick Searcy
Genre: Drama / Adventure / Inspirational
Region: United States
Language: English / Russian
Released: 2000-12-22 (USA)
Length: 143 minutes
Also known as: Catastrophe Rebirth (Taiwan) / After Catastrophe Rebirth (Hong Kong) / Deserted Island Man
Rating: IMDB 7.8 / Rotten Tomatoes 89%
Chuck (Tom Hanks played by Tom Hanks) works for FedEx. His career as a systems engineer determines that his life is busy, self-disciplined, and full of time urgency. And Chuck can always arrange all the work in an orderly manner in his daily schedule, and the time is under his control. All he has time for is his girlfriend, kelly (Helen Hunt).
A plane crash changed all that. Everyone thought chuck died in the disaster, but in fact he survived and was stranded on a deserted island. Life on a deserted island is even problematic for eating and drinking. Chuck has become a modern Robinson. But on the other hand, because of his dependence on nature, his struggle with danger, his companionship with loneliness, and his fight against hunger, he got a feeling that he had never comprehended before. When he returned to the modern society, his life had a new beginning.
Cast Away is a 2000 American survival drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee named Chuck Noland, who is stranded on a deserted island after his plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean.
The film follows Chuck as he struggles to survive on the island for four years, using his ingenuity and resourcefulness to make fire, find food and water, and create shelter. The film also explores Chuck’s emotional journey as he copes with the isolation and loneliness of being stranded, as well as his desire to return to civilization and reunite with his fiancée, Kelly Frears (played by Helen Hunt).
The film was praised for its realistic portrayal of survival on a deserted island, as well as Hanks’ powerful performance as the film’s sole actor for much of its runtime. The film was also noted for its innovative use of sound design and cinematography to create a sense of isolation and tension.
Cast Away was a commercial success, grossing over $429 million worldwide. The film was nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Hanks and Best Picture. The film has since become a classic in the genre of survival dramas and remains a popular and highly regarded film in Tom Hanks’ filmography.