Tagline: At the edge of the world, his journey begins.
Chuck Noland, Tom Hanks, is a manager for FedEx who lives his life by the same deadlines imposed on the packages he delivers. He's dedicated to his job, which calls for extensive traveling around the world to train company workers how to be as time efficient as he is. But his life takes a dramatic turn when en route to South East Asia. His FedEx plane plunges into the ocean, leaving him to fend for himself on a deserted island. His love for his girlfriend, Kelly Frears, played by Helen Hunt, keeps him alive and the FedEx packages that wash ashore keep him sorting. But when he finally makes it off the island, he quickly realizes how things have changed back home.
This Adventure/Drama is rated PG-13 - for intense action sequences and some disturbing images.
Aside from Hanks and Hunt, the ‘epic like’ film stars Christopher Noth as Jerry Lovett, Nick Searcy as Stan and Jennifer Lewis as Becca Twig.
The film was Directed by Robert Zemeckis, Produced by Steven J. Boyd and Tom Hanks, and written by William Broyles Jr.
Although uncredited, Steven Spielberg also helped with the Production of this film.
The Original Music Score was written by Alan Silvestri.
It was released by Dreamworks.
In its 2nd week out, this film made a nice $31,196,000 pushing up and beyond the $100,000,000 mark. This week, the film's ongoing total is an astounding $100,846,725.
Its running time is 2 hours and 23 minutes.
The scenes of the island were filmed in Fiji.
Official Site: www.castawaymovie.com.
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