Cast Away

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At the edge of the world, his journey begins.

Tom Hanks must transform himself physically and emotionally to survive a crash landing on a deserted island in this Robert Zemeckis classic.

Chuck (Hanks), a top international manager for FedEx, and Kelly (Helen Hunt), a Ph.D. student, are in love and heading towards marriage. But when Chuck's plane to Malaysia crashes into the sea during a heavy storm, he finds himself stranded on a tiny remote island as the incident's lone survivor.



Winner of Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Hanks), 2001 Golden Globes

Directed by

Adventure, Drama, Romance


Rating: M Adult themes


Chicago Sun-Times (Roger Ebert)


Tom Hanks does a superb job of carrying Cast Away all by himself for about two-thirds of its running time, but isn't much helped by additional characters in the opening and closing sequences.

Empire (UK)


Thoroughly absorbing.

New York Magazine


Hanks's Everyman quality has never been more aptly utilised: He's the perfect stand-in for all of us who never made it to Eagle Scout.

New York Post


A blockbuster with the soul of an art film, Cast Away is an enormously gratifying surprise ending to a generally disappointing year at the movies.

New York Times


At its best, Cast Away, like Titanic, awes us with its sheer oceanic sweep and its cosmic apprehension of human insignificance.

Rolling Stone


Hanks conducts a master class in acting by showing a man losing his sense of himself in fractional gradations.

Variety (USA)


Takes admirable risks while avoiding pitfalls.

Washington Post


Director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter William Broyles Jr. do a great job of keeping the cut-and-dried formula from, well, getting too cut and dried.