Cast Away is a 2000 American survival drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks. Hanks plays a FedEx troubleshooter stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes. The film depicts his desperate attempts to survive and return home. It grossed USD 429 million worldwide, with Hanks nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards.
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Cast Away is a 2000 American survival drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, and Nick Searcy. Hanks plays a FedEx troubleshooter stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific. The film depicts his desperate attempts to survive and return home. It grossed USD 429 million worldwide, with Hanks nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the 73rd Academy Awards. In a 2017 Actor Roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter, Hanks statedI made Cast Away because I wanted to examine the concept of four years of hopelessness, in which you have none of the requirements for living — food, water, shelter, fire and company. But it took us six years to put together the alliance that would actually examine that. I only had a third of it, until Bob Zemekis came along and provided that other third. I had that idea about FedEx three times a day. And I thought, what happens if that goes down? Another four-month production halt for the purpose of making his transformation more dramatic, so that he could lose the weight and grow his hair like he had been living on the island for four years.
Another four months of shooting. After a majority of the film was shot, production was halted for a year so that Hanks could grow his beard and look like he’d been living for the four years prior to the film’s release. In 1995, Chuck Noland, a time-obsessed systems analyst executive, travels the world resolving productivity problems at FedEx depots. He is in a long-term relationship with Kelly Frears, with whom he lives, in Memphis, Tennessee. Chuck’s busy schedule often interferes with their relationship. During the family Christmas dinner, Chuck is summoned to resolve a work problem in Malaysia. Chuck escapes with an inflatable life raft, though the raft’s emergency locator transmitter is ripped off. The next day, Chuck, in the damaged raft, washes up on an uncharted and uninhabite island. Several FedEx packages from the crashed plane also wash up on shore, as well as the corpse of a flight crewman, which Chuck buries.
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